Six Years of Business Ambition

We created The Top 50 programme to champion ambition, beyond our investments. In the last six years, we’ve profiled hundreds of the UK’s most ambitious business leaders.

Meet this year’s Top 50 and Ones to Watch and our alumni from previous years.

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Group of professionals at 'The Top 50 Awards LDC 2023', holding awards on stage.

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The Top 50 2023 event

We hosted The Top 50 2023 celebratory event at BAFTA in London, to celebrate The UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leaders of last year – the night was full of networking, making connections and celebration. If you want to see yourself on the stage this year or know someone who deserves the spotlight – early registrations for 2024 are now open.

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Ambition: It’s why we’re here

3,000 nominations, 950 interviews and more than 500 business leaders profiled. The LDC Top 50 programme champions ambition – watch to find out more.

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Nominate yourself or someone else
for The LDC Top 50 2024

The LDC Top 50 celebrates the founders, CEO and managing directors of some of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

Find out more about the criteria and process in The LDC Top 50 – Awards Entry Guide.

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Being part of The LDC Top 50 gave Orean a lot of free publicity, especially on platforms such as LinkedIn. We also won new business as a result, with brands approaching us saying they had seen the coverage.”

Dan Williams
CEO of Orean & winner of ‘Alumni Award’ 2023

Where Are They Now

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme has celebrated more than 250 exceptional individuals since its launch in 2018.

In our ‘Where Are They Now’ series, we reconnect with some of our alumni to find out what happened next in their growth journey, the impact of being part of the programme, and what their ambitions are now.