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Desmond Stockdale – LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders.


We’re pleased to announce that Desmond Stockdale, CEO of Phi, has been recognised as runner-up in the the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023. This acknowledgment highlights Mr. Stockdale’s dedication to driving innovation and success within his role at Phi. His exceptional leadership and ambitious vision have earned him this recognition.

Created by LDC – part of Lloyds Banking Group, and supported by The Times, The LDC Top 50 features 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.

John Garner, Managing Partner at LDC, added: 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. Every leader in this year’s cohort has a story as impressive as the next, and I’d like to congratulate them on their achievements so far. We can’t wait to see where they go from here!

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