Simon Chappell Recognised Among the UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023

Simon Chappell, CEO & Co-Founder of Assured Data Protection 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.

"Simon Chappell launched Assured Data Protection in 2016, helping customers in countries around the globe to back up critical data and get them up and running again when cyber-attacks cripple their systems.

This is his third business in this sector: “I’ve started many businesses but I know that this is my last venture. When you admit something like that to yourself, it’s liberating. You know you have to give it everything you’ve got.” From hiring workers out of retirement to creating an environment that attracts women into tech, Chappell does things differently, and is seeing extraordinary results: “We grew 40 per cent last year and will do the same in 2023.”

You can read Simon's full profile and Q&A here:

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:  

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