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Ambition is the fire in our belly. It’s the extra 10% that makes good, great. Frankly, for many businesses, it’s the difference between doing or dying. Of course, you need a clear vision, a sound strategy and a track record to succeed but that state of mind is what keeps you there.”

Paul Drechsler CBE, Chairman of Bibby Line Group
and Chairman of the LDC Top 50 judging panel

“There has never been a more important time to recognise ambition in business,” said Andy Grove, Head of New Business at LDC. “Ambition is the common characteristic shared by every successful business leader. With £1.2bn to invest over the next three years, we are committed to backing the ambitions of leaders of fast-growing small and medium-sized firms across the UK.”

You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme, including detail on all the leaders and awards, here.