Our CEO and founder, Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE has won the Innovation Award in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2020.

Now in its third year, the programme, which is supported by The Telegraph, celebrates the inspiring leaders behind some of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized firms.

M Squared is a leading developer of photonic and quantum technologies, harnessing the power of light to drive society changing innovation. Under Dr Graeme Malcolm’s leadership, the business is doubling revenues every two years and exports 95% of its products overseas.

Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE commented: “I am deeply proud to be recognised as the 2020 Innovator of the Year. Innovation is a journey and M Squared are on a collective mission to help tackle the world's most pressing problems, from climate change to healthcare. Together we are commercialising novel science - innovation and the development of new technology is central to our approach.”

John Garner, LDC’s Head of New Business, added: “Graeme is a true innovator, creating the technologies that will shape the world in years to come. He dedicated himself to making the world's purest light, and successfully met this goal with M Squared. Its technologies have never been more relevant, from tracking climate change to identifying terror threats to killing coronavirus.

“Congratulations to all of the impressive business leaders featured in The Top 50 this year. They showcase the breadth of entrepreneurial talent across the UK that we need to steer our economy through uncertainty and build for the future. We understand how important it is to support business leaders during tough times, not just when the economy is booming. It’s something we’ve done for 40 years and backing ambition in business has never been more important.”

This year, there were more than 350 nominations and those profiled within the Top 50 hail from every corner of the country, operate across a multitude of industries, employ more than 5,250 people and collectively contribute more than £1bn to the UK economy.

You can find out more information on this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme here: www.ldc.co.uk/top-50/


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