Martin Flick named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Growing Business Awards
24 Nov 2022
24 Nov 2022
Martin Flick, CEO of LDC-backed Onecom, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Growing Business Awards 2022.
The Growing Business Awards have been celebrating the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses for more than 25 years and Martin has been recognised for his entrepreneurial vision and his track record of business success.
Since joining the business telecoms provider Onecom as CEO, Martin has spearheaded the company’s growth strategy through a series of acquisitions, most recently acquiring Bristol-based telecommunications contractor Solution IP Communications in September 2022.
Under Martin’s leadership, Onecom has grown to employ more than 600 people across the UK and today works in partnership with global brands such as Vodafone, Samsung and Apple. It is now the UK’s largest business-to-business mobile, cloud telephony, contact centre and fixed-line specialist.
LDC first invested in Onecom in 2019 and is proud to support Martin and his management team on their growth journey.
We would also like to congratulate two LDC portfolio companies on their position as finalists at the Growing Business Awards.
Newcastle-based iamproperty, the UK’s largest residential auction service, was a finalist in the Aquis Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (£25m-£45m) category. LDC first partnered with the management team in 2019. Since then, the business has grown quickly, achieving an average annual revenue growth rate of 23% and it is currently on course to double its headcount from 2019 by the end of this year. We also supported the management team to complete its first acquisition in March 2022 to help drive even more growth.
Welsh outdoor adventure business Zip World was named a finalist for the Santander Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (£10m-£25m) Award and The Bridges Positive Impact Award. Since 2018, we have supported Zip World’s management team to roll out new attractions and adventure experiences across the UK. In the past year, the business has launched its new Zip World Tower site in South Wales and added a number of new rides and attractions to its existing sites. The business is currently pursuing an ambitious ESG strategy, which includes a commitment to ending its reliance on fossil fuels by 2025.
LDC would like to extend its congratulations to all of the companies and individuals recognised at the Growing Business Awards 2022. You can view the full list of winners here.