Chris May, Founding Director at Mayden, a health tech company based in Bath, 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.
Chris May, Founding Director at Mayden said: “I’m honoured to have been recognised alongside such esteemed company. If you had asked me before I was nominated, I wouldn’t have considered myself ambitious personally, but on reflection the ambitions I have for Mayden – and for our healthcare clients – have been enduring since I first started Mayden over 20 years ago. Technology has the potential to revolutionise the way that healthcare is delivered, with data driven, patient centred and outcome focussed services that truly support those we love when they are at their most vulnerable. That is what the Mayden team exists to do, and I’m so grateful to work with such a talented team and wonderful customers to make that happen.”
Mayden is a health tech company based in Bath, whose life’s work is creating digital technology that changes what’s possible for clinicians and patients. Chris founded Mayden in the belief that healthcare could and should be constantly improving and that data and technology could help drive those improvements. 22 years later and that is exactly what Mayden is still doing through collaboration with healthcare providers and other partners. As a consequence of Chris’ vision for healthcare, Mayden is creating software systems that provide data driven insights, genuinely improving how services work, and helping them to deliver better outcomes for their patients, particularly in the field of the NHS’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Our leading digital care record system – iaptus – is now used in over 100 NHS organisations across the UK. Chris is now looking to the future and wants to take similar transformative technology to other areas of healthcare, both here in the UK and overseas.
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: https://ldc.co.uk/top-50/
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Since 1981, LDC has invested more than £5.5bn in medium-sized firms across the UK; backing the ambitions of more than 650 ambitious management teams.
Mayden is a health tech company based in Bath, whose life’s work is creating digital technology that changes what’s possible for clinicians and patients. Our leading digital care record system – iaptus – is now used in over 100 NHS organisations across the UK.
Website: mayden.co.uk / iaptus.co.uk