HiB’s Managing Director Robert Ginsberg has been ranked as one of the top business leaders in the UK, as part of the inaugural Growing Business Intelligence SME Leaders 20.

The SME Leaders 20 was created to identify and celebrate the achievements of individual and business leadership teams before, during and as we come out of these difficult times.

Ginsberg, who has been MD for the bathroom supplier for more than nine years, was among the top 20 individuals chosen to receive the award by a panel of judges.

He said: “I am delighted to have been named among the winners of this year’s SME Leaders 20. Supporting HiB through its continued growth, navigating the current economic climate and putting together a strategy for the future has been central to my role along with the other Directors.

“To see the business go from strength to strength while also doing as much as possible to support our employees, our partners and the wider community has been a real privilege and we’re driving forward with our vision to achieve even more in the coming years.”

The SME Leaders 20 award, which is run by Growing Business Intelligence in association with Azets, identifies an elite group of individuals who have made a significant difference to their respective businesses. 

The judging panel consisted of Fraser Campbell, UK Head of Accounts and Business Advisory Services at Azets; Dan Nixon, Head of Transaction Services at Azets; Matt Baker, founder and CEO of MPB, an online platform for photo and video equipment; Amber Ward, Director of Growing Business Intelligence, and Rachel Bridge, Editor of Growing Business Intelligence.

Amber Ward said: “Many congratulations to everyone who made it into our SME Leaders 20. The judging panel were hugely impressed with all the entries, which showed clear evidence of strength, innovation, flexibility and resilience across a wide range of sectors and markets.”

Fraser Campbell said: “Congratulations to our SME Leaders 20. SMEs are the backbone of the economy and they have faced some of the most challenging circumstances over the last 15 months with real courage and perseverance.

“All entries were inspiring and full of a determination to succeed – an impressive trait in SMEs. We are delighted to share the SME Leaders 20 results and celebrate the leadership and ambition of SMEs across the UK.”