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The hunt is on for Britain's 50 most ambitious entrepreneurs - by Rebecca Burn-Callander

Operating in any industry, of any age and hailing from any background, we’re looking for unique individuals building fast-growth companies with global potential.

These established firms must demonstrate a strong financial performance – but that is not all we want to see.

As leaders, these individuals must also display critical qualities: resilience, grit and vision. We are looking for entrepreneurs with stories that inspire and inform. We don’t care if you’ve failed before, if you dusted yourself off and came back fighting.

This is the focus of this year’s Backing Business Ambition campaign. Launched by private equity firm LDC, and supported by The Telegraph, the initiative aims to celebrate the UK midmarket, and unearth previously untold stories of enterprise from across the UK.

Medium-sized companies have long been hailed as the unsung heroes of the British economy. We’re finally telling their stories.

Ambition – that extraordinary blend of desire and determination – has the power to change the world.

The people that dream big and – more importantly – have the ability to make those dreams a reality, are the heroes effecting real and lasting change, driving technological innovation, bringing people closer together, and solving the world's problems.

Does this sound like you? Or a business leader you admire? We need your help to make this search, the first of its kind in this country, a true success.

Visit https://www.ldc.co.uk/ldc-top-50 to make a nomination, and help shine a light on our nation’s most ambitious leaders.