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Prestigeous Award for Mark Pepper

Carlton Forest Group’s Mark Pepper wins The Sustainable Ambition Award at LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme 

Mark Pepper, CEO of Carlton Forest Group, has won The Sustainable Ambition Award as part of LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2022.   

Created by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, and supported by The Times, The Top 50 celebrates the inspiring leaders behind some of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized firms.

Now in its fifth year, more than 750 nominations were received this year, proving that ambition is alive and well despite the challenges faced by increasing economic uncertainty.

The accolades were given out after an intense judging session, during which this year’s judging panel of Carl Castledine, CEO of Away Resorts; Jan Steele, Founder of Only the Brave Health, Nisha Katona MBE, Founder of Mowgli Street Food; John Garner, Managing Partner of LDC; and Kate Bassett, editor of The Top 50 2022 selected the final award winners.

The Sustainable Ambition Award recognises the business leader who has created a company driven to contribute towards a more sustainable future.

Pepper is transforming used tyres into a type of oil that can be refined into biofuel, helping to reduce the number of tyres being burned in power stations in countries such as India. His Worksop-based business, which also specialises in logistics and property, plans to produce four million litres of eco-pyrolysis oil each year from around 8,000 tonnes of tyre shred.


LDC’s John Garner said; “There has never been a more important time to recognise a business putting sustainability at the heart of its strategy. Mark is passionate about contributing to the net zero agenda, and I’d like to applaud him on this award win.”

Mark Pepper, CEO of Carlton Forest Group, added; “What an amazing accolade to be given, and I feel truly humbled to accept this for the entire Carlton Forest team who work so hard to bring my vision to life. I am excited to see what the future holds and to continue impacting the sustainability of businesses in various ways.”