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Company Updates:
Nick Hutchinson named One to Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2023

The Ones to Watch are leaders making great strides and growing their businesses. They are excelling in their industries and making a positive impact on customers and employees, yet still show so much potential for future growth.

Glider is a founder-run SME which is growing rapidly. It works with some of the UK’s most well-known institutions and construction companies that many larger organisations aspire to work with. Nick co-founded Glider in 2016 after spending over 10 years at board-level in one of the UK’s leading commissioning management consultancies. With a degree in computer science, and experience delivering large construction projects across the UK and overseas, Nick’s passion to develop game-changing and disruptive solutions for the construction and property sector was ignited.

Solving difficult challenges

Channelling his management and technical expertise, Nick is passionate about developing disruptive technology. He thrives on creating solutions for difficult problems. He has a specialist knowledge of software design and engineering for smart buildings and infrastructure projects within the digital built environment. Nick expertly heads a team of designers and developers who produce world-leading software solutions.

LDC one to watch quote from Nick Hutchinson

People ahead of profits

Nick firmly believes business leaders have a responsibility to put people ahead of profits. And that a little humility goes a long way in an organisation. As Glider is a fully remote business, collaboration and teamwork has been integral to the success of the business.

In May 2023, the company secured a seven-figure loan from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Mercia’s SME Loans fund to support its growth. The investment is supporting the growing demand Glider is experiencing as the industry shifts towards digital solutions. With cutting-edge technology solutions and a growing client base, Nick is steering Glider towards a very prosperous future. Harnessing machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) over Glider’s highly structured and validated dataset is the next exciting and logical step to drive the business and our client capabilities forward.

From strength to strength

After hearing the news, Nick said: “I am incredibly honoured to be named as ‘One To Watch’ in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2023. To be recognised alongside so many inspiring business leaders, this achievement is a true testament to how far Glider has come and the exceptional team we have supporting our clients. I am excited for the future and seeing the business continue to go from strength to strength.”

John Garner, Managing Partner at LDC, said: “We started The LDC Top 50 six years ago to champion the remarkable success stories of medium-sized businesses, the unsung heroes of the British economy. Since then, we’ve received more than 3,000 nominations and celebrated more than 500 business leaders through the programme, surpassing all our expectations. The stories behind this year’s Ones to Watch really captured our attention and I’d like to congratulate them on their achievements so far. We’ve no doubt that this is only the beginning for each and every one of them!

Find out more

To find out more visit The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders website.