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I’d like to congratulate all of The Top 50 for 2022, especially our award winners! They demonstrate the positive impact of ambition and show exactly what British business leaders are made of.”

John Garner
Managing Partner, LDC


Meet the 2022 Judges

Meet the business experts who will deliberate and debate The LDC Top 50 in 2022: CEO Carl Castledine who chairs the panel, Nisha Katona MBE, Founder of Mowgli Street Food restaurants and The Mowgli Trust, Jan Steele Co-Founder of Lucid Group, resident editor Kate Bassett and LDC’s John Garner.

Meet the 2022 Judges
Meet the 2022 Judges

While all of this year’s Top 50 business leaders are winners, some of them have excelled in several crucial areas, from sustainability to people-first cultures and innovation.

The individual award winners from the Top 50 2022 show that ambition is alive and well in all corners of the UK.

Martin Rae

Founder, Cloud Nine

CEO of Yorkshire-based haircare firm Cloud Nine, Martin wowed the judges with his innovative and sustainable – including a truly unique approach to recycling.

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This year’s Top 50 celebrates leaders who put purpose at the heart of what they do.

Those committed to making a bigger impact – championing tales of ambition, inclusion, sustainable impact, innovation and international growth.

Meet The LDC Top 50

Over 750 nominations received. More than 200 interviews conducted. We’ve left no stone unturned to find The Most Ambitious Business Leaders of 2022. Watch the film to find out more.

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Meet the leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms; growing businesses that are making a big impact.

Gary Robson


Flavia Araujo-Rankin

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, London Medical Laboratory

Eddie Austin FREC

CEO, Operam Education Group

Ben Booth

CEO, MaxContact

Ben Bradford


Gerry Brennan

Founder & CEO, Cloudbooking

Marc Brough

CEO, Cubo

Kelly Cartwright

Company Owner, Core Recruiter

James Cunningham

Co-Founder & CEO, Core to Cloud

Phil Davies

Co-Founder & CEO, FlyForm

Mark Davison

CEO, Grant Instruments

Ryan Dean

Company Director, RD Content

Kevin Donaghy and Susan Fitzsimmons

CEO and Chief Customer Officer, AuditComply

Warren Edmondson

CEO, SafeGroup

PJ Farr

Managing Director, UK Connect

Chris Garner

Managing Director, Avensure

Neil Hart

Group Managing Director, Bradley Hall

Andrew Jeffries

Founder & CEO, Dock & Bay

Zak Johnson

Founder, Reborn

Chris Kemp

CEO, Ingenuity

Dan Kitchen

CEO, razorblue

Jake Madders and Jon Lucas

Directors, Hyve Managed Hosting

Jack Malin

CEO, Membr.com

Steve Mamelok

Managing Director, Unifii

Ian McGowan

Managing Director, Barrier Networks

Sarah Mintey MBE

CEO, Developing Experts

Paul Moorby OBE

CEO, Chipside

John Moss

Managing Director, KFP Total IT Solutions

Russell Parker

Managing Director, AVC One

Andy Peddar

Co-Founder & CEO, Deazy

Andrew Pinnington and Michael Ribaudo

Chief Revenue Officer and CEO, CyberIAM Holdings

Ruth Poole

CEO, Preventx

Neil Purcell

Founder & CEO, Talent Works

Leigh Purnell

Founder & CEO, Petalite

Anand Puthran

CEO, McMenon Engineering Services

Natalie Quail

CEO, SmileTime

Tiba Rao

Co-Founder & Director of Innovation, Soar Beyond

Gary Robson

Managing Director, Sure Purity

Scott Rudd and Emma Tapper

Co-Founders, The Friendly Chemical Co.

Jennifer Schivas

Managing Director, 67 Bricks

Jason Stokes

CEO, Eastside Co.

Kerry-Ann Taylor

Managing Director, CB Solutions

Daniel Teacher

Managing Director, T-Tech

Bobby Thandi

Founder & CEO, XR Games

Rimi Thapar and Manav Thapar

Co-Founder & CEO / Co-Founder & Managing Director, LoveRaw

Emma Tinsley

CEO, Weatherden

Andrew Vickery

Managing Director, Thirsty Work

Philip White

Managing Director, Audacia

Len Wilby

CEO, Lawmed

Adam Woodley

Founder & CEO, Sinewave