These 100 Faces are celebrated for their inspiring leadership, innovation and for helping their communities.

Selected by Grant Thornton UK and an independent panel, the Faces of a Vibrant Economy have been chosen for their roles in shaping a more purposeful, innovative and socially responsible business environment.

They span the length and breadth of the country and from sectors including energy, leisure, retail, technology, local councils, not for profit organisations, financial services and food production.

Get to know the Faces

Get to know the stories of the Faces; learn more about why they have been selected and see them in action.

Anthony Fletcher
Graze’s Anthony Fletcher is revolutionising our snacking habits.
London   Consumer markets 
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Asif Hamid
The Contact Company
Asif Hamid is redefining customer service outsourcing.
North west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Dr David J Hardman MBE
Innovation Birmingham
The CEO whose business is business incubation.
Midlands   Public sector 
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Professor Janet Hemingway CBE
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Janet Hemingway has dedicated her life to fighting tropical disease.
North west   Not for profit 
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Talisha Johnson
Skool Girl Online
Talisha Johnson is founder and editor of Skool Girl Online.
Midlands   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Laura Tenison MBE
JoJo Maman Bébé
Laura Tenison MBE on taking her mother and baby brand to the high street.
South west   Consumer markets 
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Stories from the faces
Patrick Grant
Talisha Johnson
Dave Cates
Barbara Frost
John Vincent MBE
Paul Boissier CB
Laura Tenison MBE
Richard Clothier
Professor Janet Hemingway CBE
Mark Simmers
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