Vicky Critchley, CEO of Bam Boom Cloud 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. Collectively, they employ almost 9,500 people and turn over more than £1.2 billion.
Vicky Critchley’s business, Bam Boom Cloud, aims to simplify cloud technology, making powerful Microsoft solutions accessible and affordable for small businesses. Its award-winning implementation methods enable customers to take advantage of cutting-edge technology that supports their long-term business growth and aspirations.
Under Vicky Critchley’s leadership, Bam Boom Cloud has been recognised for four consecutive years at Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards and the business has gone global, employing 126 staff across the UK, Germany, Canada and the US. Vicky is passionate about championing women in tech, and 63% of Bam Boom Cloud’s new hires are women.
”I am thrilled to be included in today’s top 50, alongside so many other inspiring leaders. Since rebranding to Bam Boom Cloud last year, the business has gone from strength to strength and I couldn’t be prouder of the difference we have made, particularly around building an inclusive global workplace and supporting both early careers and women’s careers in technology. I want to inspire the next generation of female leaders in tech!Vicky Critchley, CEO of Bam Boom Cloud
”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!John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC
You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme here.
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.