Cliff Kirby, CEO of CAL International, has been announced as one of LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders of 2020.

The LDC Top 50, now in its third year, aims to identify the exceptional leaders of UK medium-sized companies, celebrating their fantastic stories of ambition, resilience and innovation.

John Garner, Head of New Business at LDC, said, “It has never been more important to recognise ambition in business and The LDC Top 50 aims to celebrate the inspiring leaders driving their business forward during a period of adversity.”

LDC Top 50 is supported by The Telegraph, and champions the Top 50 to unveil the innovators, strategists and calculated risk takers that are pulling the nation and our economy forward, generating hope and optimism for the future.

Our CEO, Cliff Kirby, trained as a mechanical design engineer at Liverpool John Moores University and was working for himself as a consultant by the age of 23. He founded CAL International, which delivers projects that span mechanical, electrical, apps, robotic arms and more for some of the biggest brands in the world.

To read Cliff’s full interview, visit


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