ZeroLight's CEO, Darren Jobling, has been named by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) as one of the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders in the UK in 2019. The prestigious award, which is supported and published by the Telegraph, was created to shine a spotlight on the UK's most aspiring business leaders. The full cohort will be released throughout this week, with the nominees gathering for an invitation-only event in central London on 8th October for the overall winner to be announced.

"Darren's inclusion in 2019's Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders is testament to his commitment and ongoing success at ZeroLight. After featuring as a One to Watch in last year's programme, he has led the business to increase turnover by 50% and expand quickly overseas. ZeroLight's highly innovative products are disrupting the automotive consumer purchasing journey."

Zara Lane, Origination Director, LDC

The Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list is delivered as part of LDC's Backing Business Ambition initiative. Now in its second year, the award has already become an important platform to highlight and promote the innovation that is being pioneered by ambitious leaders across the UK.

"It's an honour to be recognised alongside the country's most inspiring leaders. This is a reflection on the incredible journey we've had as a company so far, and I'm very excited about what is still to come. With some truly ground-breaking projects lined up, ZeroLight's ambition to create the automotive customer journey of the future is just getting started."

Darren Jobling, CEO, ZeroLight

The recognition comes in the same month that Darren once again featured in the Journal's list of the Most Influential people in the North East. His leadership has seen ZeroLight enjoy sustained growth and expansion since moving to its landmark Quayside headquarters, Live Works. As well as securing international projects with leading OEMs like Toyota, Pagani, VW, and Acura, Darren has overseen the delivery of worldwide deals with Cadillac, Audi, Lamborghini, and others soon to be announced.

Jack Nove
Marketing Executive, ZeroLight
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About ZeroLight
ZeroLight is the real-time visualisation platform for automotive sales and marketing. Using a scalable, multi-channel platform, ZeroLight empowers its partners to sell smarter and engage customers with cloud-based digital solutions that enhance every stage of the car-buying process. Delivering mobile-friendly car configurators and scalable content generation capabilities worldwide, the company's multi-award-winning platform is proven to increase speed to market while driving engagement and higher specification sales. For more information about ZeroLight, go to