Ingenuity’s Chris Kemp named One To Watch by LDC


Chris Kemp, CEO and Founder of Ingenuity has been named as a One To Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2022.

LDC Top 50

The programme, which is supported by The Times and now in its fifth year, celebrates those entrepreneurs that are growing 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 Ones to Watch are the business leaders destined for great things. Those who are making waves in their sectors, having a positive impact on their customers and employees, and who are the driving force behind tomorrow’s most successful medium-sized firms.

LDC is part of the Lloyds Banking Group.

Ingenuity is an independent new business consultancy that works with both agencies and brands. Based in London, it is now made up of over 80 team members.

The team helps agencies grow by offering outsourced business development, awareness & PR services, new business events and a variety of growth-related workshops.

Ingenuity also helps brands achieve their marketing objectives by selecting agency partners that match their requirements + facilitate marketing partnerships between brands.

Commenting on the move, Kemp said: “Really delighted and privileged to be recognised for this award alongside such brilliant company. 

“Thanks to my team for what’s been a crazy last 12 months with huge growth in our business. It’s so great to see the realisation of our growth plans which hatched in a hard and challenging 2020. Can’t wait to see what 2023 holds for us!

John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC, said: “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.

“This year’s Ones to Watch embody just that and they have really grabbed the judges’ attention with their success stories. Congratulations to all 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.