Paul Pugh, CEO recognised among the UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023


October 2023

The LDC Top 50 – in partnership with The Times – champions tales of ambition, inclusion, sustainable impact, innovation and international growth. Profiling the driving forces behind growing medium-sized businesses from every sector and region of the UK economy.

Our CEO, Paul Pugh has been named one of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023.

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.

Paul Pugh added: I’m thrilled to be recognised by LDC alongside such esteemed industry players. Leading the team at Mason Advisory is a privilege, and I’m fortunate to have such diverse and dedicated people around me who support my vision and drive the business forward. We are on track to achieve our growth goals, increase our headcount and be the advisor of choice for our clients. It is equally important that our staff thrive on their journey with us.”

“At Mason Advisory, we want to nurture our talent and give back to the profession by sharing knowledge and bolstering diversity and inclusion by attracting a wider range of people into the tech industry. This will support our business and strengthen the industry’s capabilities, cultivating the next generation of leaders and preparing them for the future world of consulting”.

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: LDC Top 50.