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CEO of award-winning Protean Software chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by LDC

LONDON 4th OCTOBER 2019 – Foresight Group ("Foresight”) is delighted that Bob Anderson, CEO of Coventry-based Protean Software (“Protean”), has been selected as ‘One to Watch’ in the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders rankings.

Foresight first announced its investment in Protean in 2015 with a £4 million investment designed to facilitate its growth plans. Foresight introduced experienced software executives Bob Anderson and Stephen Edwards as CEO and Chairman respectively.

Since then, the company has experienced considerable growth under the direction of Bob and has won two awards from the software comparison website Capterra; ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best Ease of Use’.

Protean is a business with 25 years of experience and a start-up mentality which develops and sells total business management software for field service management businesses that supply, install and maintain equipment across more than 60 sectors including materials handling, HVAC and lift maintenance.

The most recent recognition, the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders rankings, shines a light on the stars leading the UK’s mid-sized firms.

The list recognises the best performing business leaders that have built extraordinary brands and are experiencing considerable growth and export stakes. The ‘Ones to Watch’ category was crafted to showcase the dynamic and ambitious leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms.

Robert Anderson, CEO, Protean, commented: “I am delighted and honoured to have been recognised in this ranking alongside some of the country’s most inspirational leaders representing mid-sized firms.  This is a testament to our company’s long track record of success and ambitious growth plans for the future.”

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