Lead Forensics


Who are the 50 most ambitious entrepreneurs in the UK, and what makes them tick?

16 Mar 2018
By Rebecca Burn-Callander

Curious? So are we.

The hunt is now on for these standout individuals, and we will be combing the length and breadth of the UK to find them.

Our mission was borne out of LDC’s Backing Business Ambition, a campaign that shines a spotlight on the UK midmarket.

Over the last few years, we have showcased some of the UK’s best and boldest medium-sized firms. Now we are focusing in on the true heroes: the ambitious leaders themselves.

Expect tales of resilience, grit, and pure chutzpah.

This is truly the time to uncover and celebrate these tales of entrepreneurial endeavour.

We are at a pivotal moment in Britain’s history: about to divorce our closest trading partner, the European Union; productivity remains muted; inequality and societal divisions are on the rise.

More than ever, we need to hear the stories of the brilliant minds that are innovating their way into a brighter future.

I’m so excited to meet these enterprising champions of industry, and find out what gets them out of bed, and how they bounce back from failure and disappointment.

Are you an ambitious leader? Have you encountered an inspiring entrepreneur?

Rebecca Burn-Callander is the former Enterprise Editor for the Telegraph and is also an Editor and Judge for The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders.