Technology entrepreneurs dominate LDC’s ‘Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders’, which will be announcing its winners on October 14th.

The mid-market private equity expert, with support from The Times, has identified 50 companies which between them grew revenues by an average of 179 per cent across the past three years.

The 50 companies have a combined workforce of 9,500 people and generate annual revenues of £1.2bn.

The list is now in its fourth year and the entrepreneurs chosen work across all sectors with technology having a big presence.

The tech entrepreneurs on the list include: Somayeh Aghnia, co-founder, Geeks; Mark Arnold, managing director, Envair Technology; Russell Attwood, founder, Route 101; Chris Bagnall, founder, Transmission; Christian Bleakley, CEO, Firstcom Europe; Andrew Bud CBE, founder, iProov; Michael Frisby, managing director, Cobweb Solutions; Josh Gill, founder, Everflow Water; Jonathan Grubin, founder, SoPost; Praveen Karadiguddi, founder, Scrumconnect; Chris Martin, CEO, Waracle; Amanda Mesler, Cashflows (pictured); Rod Neale, founder, Circular Computing; Dr Bahman Nedjat-Shokouhi CEO, Medefer; Andy Rogers and Vlad Nanu, co-CEOs Amdaris; Tim Smeaton and Simon Walker, founders, Kubrick; and Neil Tolley, founder, Fourteen IP.

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The top 50 in alphabetical order are as follows:

  • Somayeh Aghnia, co-founder, Geeks
  • Rizwan, Imran and Nohman Ahmed, co-founders, Crep Protect
  • Mark Arnold, managing director, Envair Technology
  • Russell Attwood, founder, Route 101
  • Chris Bagnall, founder, Transmission
  • Christian Bleakley, CEO, Firstcom Europe
  • Andrew Bud CBE, founder, iProov
  • Alan Bullock and Simon Arthur
  • Stephen Cann, Director, Bollin Group
  • Julie Deane CBE Founder, The Cambridge Satchel Co.
  • Mart and Rob Drake-Knight, founders, Teemill
  • Brendan Fatchett and Sarah Fatchett, founders, 365 Response
  • Chris Forbes and Julie Chen, founders, The Cheeky Panda
  • Michael Frisby, managing director, Cobweb Solutions
  • Michael Gietzen, managing director, Identity
  • Josh Gill, founder, Everflow Water
  • Michael Glanville, managing director, MDL Marinas
  • Andy Gough, CEO, eQuality Solutions
  • Markus Grad, founder, British Medical Auctions
  • Simon Gray, founder, Boost Drinks
  • Jonathan Grubin, founder, SoPost
  • Tony Hague, CEO, PP Control & Automation (PP C&A)
  • Tom Hopkinson, CEO, Taylor Hopkinson
  • Rachel Jenkins, managing director, Curvy Kate
  • Praveen Karadiguddi, founder, Scrumconnect
  • Sarah Kaye, managing director, Pet Food UK
  • Michael Korn and Alan Murrell, founder and CEO, KwickScreen
  • Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, founder and chairman, Morningside Pharmaceuticals
  • Daniel Long, founder, Clearabee
  • Chris Martin, CEO, Waracle
  • Iain McCallister, CEO, MAN Commercial Protection
  • Amanda Mesler, Cashflows
  • Simon Midwood, managing director, TIMCO
  • Howard Moss, CEO, Astonish Cleaning Products
  • Neil Muller, CEO, Digital Space
  • Logan Naidu, CEO, Kernel Global
  • Connie Nam, founder, Astrid & Miyu
  • Rod Neale, founder, Circular Computing
  • Dr Bahman Nedjat-Shokouhi CEO, Medefer
  • James O’Loan, CEO, Chemist4U
  • Owen Rees and Carron Edmonds, founders, The Maverick Group
  • Andy Rogers and Vlad Nanu, co-CEOs, Amdaris
  • Ryan Shannon, managing director, BAM Bamboo Clothing
  • Nick Coleman and Udhi Silva, founders, Snaffling Pig
  • Tim Smeaton and Simon Walker, founders, Kubrick
  • Matthew Taylor, managing Director, DA Languages
  • Laura Tenison MBE, founder. JoJo Maman Bébé
  • Neil Tolley, founder, Fourteen IP
  • Emilie Vanpoperinghe, founder, Oddbox
  • Trinny Woodall, founder, Trinny London