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Search is on for Ambitious Business Leaders in Wales


Business owners from across Wales are invited to enter the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme as LDC launches its 2019 search for Britain’s most inspiring entrepreneurs.

The programme, which is run by leading mid-market private equity investor LDC and supported by The Telegraph, will uncover and celebrate the people behind some of the UK’s most successful medium-sized firms.

It will showcase the very best of entrepreneurial endeavour and those listed will follow in the footsteps of a diverse range of Welsh business leaders including Bill Safran, CEO and co-founder of online customer engagement solutions specialist Vizolution and Toby Roberts, managing director of health and safety software specialist Safety Media.

Dewi Hughes, Head of LDC in Cardiff, said:

“Although we’re operating in challenging times, business leaders in Wales have hit adversity head on, showing the quality and resilience of the business community here. There has never been a more important time to champion the success and ambition of business leaders across Wales.

“Last year we uncovered some hidden gems, those businesses who are driving the economy – whether that’s through innovation, job creation or success on the world stage. We know from our work with high growth businesses across Wales that there is an even bigger story to tell, which is why we’re continuing to shine a spotlight on those business leaders pushing boundaries and striving to do more.”

Those listed will be featured in The Telegraph later this year. This will be followed by a celebration of the Top 50 at an event in London where an expert panel of judges announce the UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leader for 2019 – the one person who best defines the leadership qualities needed in business today.

To qualify, candidates must be the driving force behind a medium-sized growing business based in the UK. More information on how to enter can be found here: