Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023

Joe Zielinski, our Founder & CEO, recognised as One to Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023, in partnership with The Times.

Created by trusted investment partner LDC – part of Lloyds Banking Group, and supported by The Times, The LDC Top 50 champions the business leaders who are pushing for growth and building successful medium-sized businesses. 

This year’s nominations were of an exceptionally high calibre and the competition was fierce, showcasing the drive and determination that unites business leaders across the UK.

The leaders featured in The LDC Top 50 are growing their businesses at home and overseas, making a positive contribution to society and driving progress against their sustainability goals. They hail from every corner of the UK and span every sector of the economy. Together, they employ more than 6,700 people and turn over more than £1.2bn. 

The Ones to Watch are leaders making great strides and growing their businesses. They are excelling in their industries and making a positive impact on customers and employees, yet still show so much potential for future growth.

The celebratory event on Wednesday 19th October 2023, was held at the BAFTA’s iconic London headquarters in the heart of London’s West End. 195 Piccadilly is a truly world-class space and one of the most technologically advanced screening facilities in the world – a very fitting and prestigious location to shine a spotlight on the leaders making the UK a more vibrant, diverse and exciting place to do business.

Joe Zielinski, Founder & CEO of Zinc, said: “Thank you LDC for a fantastic evening and to all involved for this recognition. I am truly humbled to receive this and it represents the culmination of hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support of those around me. We have an incredibly exciting journey ahead at Zinc, and have created an environment that fosters rapid growth and innovation. Every day is a stepping stone towards our vision of being a global leader.”

John Garner, Managing Partner at LDC, said: “We started The LDC Top 50 six years ago to champion the remarkable success stories of medium-sized businesses, the unsung heroes of the British economy. Since then, we’ve received more than 3,000 nominations and celebrated more than 500 business leaders through the programme, surpassing all our expectations. The stories behind this year’s Ones to Watch really captured our attention and I’d like to congratulate them on their achievements so far. We’ve no doubt that this is only the beginning for each and every one of them!”

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

About Zinc Systems

Zinc Systems is a UK-based software organisation that works with safety and security leaders who demand the highest level of control in an unpredictable World, and of whom the protection of their brand, people and assets is held at the highest level of importance.

Zinc’s product, ‘SYNAPSE’, is a Critical Event Management platform designed for high risk environments. Trusted by World-leading organisations including Amazon Studios, Formula 1, NEXT ,B&Q, City of London Police, Graff Diamonds and Virgin, Zinc enables compliance and efficiency in the prevention, detection, response and recovery of an incident. 

About LDC  

LDC is a trusted investment partner for ambitious management teams across the UK. It is part of Lloyds Banking Group and has partnered with hundreds of medium-sized companies across a wide range of sectors, helping them to grow and develop.

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