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Chris Roberts From Nimble Approach named among UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2022

Chris Roberts - Top 50 Business Leaders

Chris Roberts, Founder and CEO of Nimble Approach has been named as one of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2022.

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

A record number of nominations – more than 750 – were received this year, proving that ambition is alive and well despite the challenges faced by increasing economic uncertainty.

The business leaders featured in The Top 50 demonstrate resilience, strategic excellence and export success. They operate across a broad range of sectors and are driving growth in every corner of the UK – from Edinburgh to Brighton, and Bath to Norfolk. Collectively, they employ almost 9,500 people and turn over more than £1.2 billion. 

Nimble is an independent Product, Services and Technology consultancy with offices in Sheffield (HQ), Leeds, Manchester and Bristol. Their clients include NHS, ITV, SkyBet, DfE, MOJ and

Nimble helps their clients discover how good their technology could be, then helps them build it. Turning business challenges into opportunities using technology.

Driven by Chris, Nimble’s focus on adding value to their clients and always delivering good quality work has enabled them to grow significantly in the last 2 years, almost exclusively through word of mouth and referrals. In 2 years they have increased revenue by 388% and grown staff from 40 to 150 today.

But everything starts with their people. They’re a team of passionate, dedicated, unique people with shared visions and values. It’s this culture that’s created somewhere people are proud to work and has enabled their significant growth.

Chris Roberts, Founder and CEO of Nimble Approach said: 

“It feels a real honour to be included in the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list. We're building something really special at Nimble and I feel this achievement is a reflection on all of our incredible Nimblers. Our ambition is to build Nimble to 500 people with 10 offices right across the UK.”

John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC, added: 

“The volume and quality of submissions this year surpassed all of our expectations. We’ve been struck by the way business leaders have overcome challenges and adversity to run fast-growing and successful companies, proving that difficult circumstances can become the biggest driver of ambition. There are so many fascinating stories behind each and every business leader in this year’s Top 50 and I’d like to congratulate all of those featured. We look forward to seeing where they go next!”

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