Nick Thompson, CEO of One Beyond has been named one of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2022.

The programme, supported by The Times and is now in its fifth year, celebrates the inspiring leaders behind some of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized firms.

A record number of nominations – more than 750 – were received this year, proving that ambition is alive and well despite the challenges faced by increasing economic uncertainty.

The business leaders featured in The Top 50 demonstrate resilience, strategic excellence and export success. They operate across a broad range of sectors and are driving growth in every corner of the UK – from Edinburgh to Brighton, and Bath to Norfolk. Collectively, they employ almost 9,500 people and turn over more than £1.2 billion.

Commenting on his inclusion in this prestigious list, Nick said: “It’s an honour to be included on the LDC Top 50 list alongside so many other incredible and inspirational business leaders. While myself and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team are constantly aiming to build upon past achievements and move the business forward, my inclusion in this group is a huge testament to the amazing team we have at One Beyond, who are the driving force behind our growth, innovation and success.”

John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC, added: “The volume and quality of submissions this year surpassed all of our expectations. We’ve been struck by the way business leaders have overcome challenges and adversity to run fast-growing and successful companies, proving that difficult circumstances can become the biggest driver of ambition. There are so many fascinating stories behind each and every business leader in this year’s Top 50 and I’d like to congratulate all of those featured. We look forward to seeing where they go next!”

You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme here.