Adam Stroud, CEO of the international security technology manufacturer Paxton, has been named one of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders, recognising his achievement steering Paxton on their journey to international growth and market resilience.
The LDC Top 50, in partnership with The Times, celebrates the inspiring leaders behind some of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized companies. This year LDC received more than 750 nominations, a record number in its fifth year of the awards.
Ranking in the top 50 is great recognition for Adam who started at the company in 1996. In his role as CEO since 2012, Adam has been leading the company to success, during which time Paxton have enhanced their product offering championing free-of-charge installer training and world class customer support to make sure their customers have the best experience with their systems. Paxton also focus on creating great company culture and working environment, ranking in the Best Companies to Work For list in 2022, the fourth time in the last five years.
Adam said: “Aspiring for world-class products and customer service is part of our DNA at Paxton. I am a firm believer in the power of ambitious goals to motivate and align us. As a company, we are determined and passionate about what we do.
“I am proud to have been included in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders and represent Paxton in this celebration event.”
Over the last few years, Paxton have evolved under the impact of various global issues. The electronic components shortage is a continual challenge faced by manufacturers globally. Paxton have been working to increase their stock level to ensure the availability of their product to customers worldwide. In addition, in response to the pandemic, Paxton managed to quickly switch to a remote working model, maintaining normal customer service. They also launched a range of new access control features that helped in preventing the spread of virus whilst training up thousands of their customers online.
Adam continues: “Whenever we encounter challenging situations, it is important for us to position Paxton as a long-standing and resilient company. We take positives from these challenges, and that is what continues to make us stronger.
“We have a five-year growth strategy, including increases in production capacity, enhanced customer service, and expanding global infrastructure. One objective that will always stay with Paxton is to continue develop and manufacture world-class and simple-to-use access control products and services.”
John Garner, Managing Partner, LDC, said: “We’ve been struck by the way business leaders have overcome challenges and adversity to run fast-growing and successful companies, proving that difficult circumstances can become the biggest driver of ambition.”
Paxton have nearly 40 years of experience in the security industry, exporting their products to over 60 countries. Currently they have more than 400 employees globally.