The Most Ambitious Business Leader

Clint Wilson

Group Chief Executive, ParentPay

Clint Wilson, Group CEO of leading payments platform for schools ParentPay, was named The LDC Most Ambitious Business Leader of 2019. He set up the business to use technology to solve the problems created by children taking cash into schools to pay for school trips and lunches. The business now serves 5 million parents worldwide, has expanded internationally and is making acquisitions. The judges praised the scale of his determination and belief when he first founded the business, and his continued passion and ambition.

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The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders are people who have demonstrated exporting prowess, introduced new ideas to shake up sectors, driven unprecedented levels of growth and shown real resilience to get to where they are today. Here are the inspiring individuals running Britain's mid-sized companies.
Our 'Ones to Watch' category showcases the dynamic and ambitious leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms. These business leaders have built extraordinary brands and are punching way above their weight in the growth and export stakes.

Stuart McLachlan


Stuart McLachlan

CEO, Anthesis Group

Robert Anderson

CEO, Protean Software

Nick Brackenbury and Max Kreijn

Co-Founders, NearSt

Nick Bradley

CEO, AdviserPlus

Chris Chapman

Managing Director, GlucoRx

Suzie Cregan

Founder, Jimmy's Iced Coffee

Scott Davis

Managing Director, Delta Rock Group

Bernie de Le Cuona

Founder, de Le Cuona

George Graham

CEO, Wolf & Badger

Paul Hanley

Managing Director, ER Travel Services

Sean Hoban

CEO, Kimble

Iain Hutchison

Founder, Merlin ERD

Paul McElvaney

CEO, Learning Pool

Tim Mercer

CEO, Vapour Cloud

John Michael

CEO, iStorage

Michael Nabarro

Co-Founder, Spektrix

Laurence Newman

CEO, CurrentBody

Richard Paterson and Will Saville

Co-Founders, Unily

Adam Reynolds

CEO, Webexpenses

Khalid Saifullah MBE

Managing Director, Star Tissue UK

Giles Salt

CEO, M&I Materials

Calum Smeaton

CEO, TVSquared

Richard Smith

CEO, Office Freedom

David Spencer-Percival

Founder, No. 1 Rosemary Water

Paul Venners

Managing Director, LEEC

David West

Medical Director, Veincentre

Matt West

CEO, Feefo

Jonathon Whiteley

CEO, Incisive Media

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