Alex Tupman, Chief Executive Officer of Espria has been named 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.
Tupman became CEO of Mode Solutions, now rebranded Espria, in March 2021 following almost seven years at Connect, a specialist global CX and UC managed services provider. Since joining Espria, Alex has transformed the business into an award-winning provider of managed IT services to UK businesses and almost trebled revenues.
Alex Tupman, Chief Executive Officer of Espria, stated, “2022 has been an exciting year for everybody here at Espria, as we worked towards and successfully launched a new brand in September. This has followed our strategic acquisition programme, which has enabled us to offer end to end digital workspace solutions. To be recognised for this is a huge honour and is a fantastic endorsement to my team at Espria.”
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!”
You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme here, and the winners will be announced on the 13th October.