Nick Thompson, CEO of DCSL GuideSmiths has been named as one of this year’s Ones To Watch as part of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2021.

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

Despite the challenges of the last 18 months, the Top 50 programme received a record number of nominations; more than 600 proving that ambition is alive and well.

The Ones to Watch are the leaders that are destined for great things and are the driving force behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms. They are growing businesses that are making a significant impact on their customers and target markets, and will be the nation’s principal job creators over the years to come.

Nick Thompson, CEO of DCSL GuideSmiths, said:

“To be named as one of this year’s LDC Top 50 Ones To Watch is a tremendous honour not only for myself but for the entire DCSL GuideSmiths team. We have worked hard to make DCSL GuideSmiths a destination company for software developers, and all our employees, through the culture we promote and our training. Therefore this recognition solidifies what we see throughout the business: ambition and a desire to learn and grow. As challenging as the last year and a half has been, to come out the other side in such a strong position gives all of us confidence that next few years will be incredibly successful and exciting.”

Nick Thompson

LDC’s John Garner added:

“The last 18 months have presented challenges that none of us could have foreseen, but despite everything, it’s fantastic to see that so many business leaders many have achieved some truly remarkable things. This year’s Ones to Watch group epitomises that fighting spirit and have truly impressed the judges with their stories of growth and ambition. Congratulations to all those featured and we look forward to seeing their continued success and impact, and contribution the broader UK economy.”

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