The 100 Faces

Featuring leading figures from the public and private sector, emerging entrepreneurs and not-for-profit pioneers, the list showcases individuals who were proven to deliver against one or more of three categories:

  • inspiring leadership
  • innovation
  • social purpose.

 

Ruth Amos
StairSteady
Ruth Amos’s business went from GCSE project to global product.
North east   Not for profit 
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Bea Appleby
The Female Lead
As editor of The Female Lead, Bea Appleby is celebrating women.
London   Not for profit 
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Jane Ashcroft CBE
Anchor Trust
Anchor’s CEO leads the housing and care needs of 40,000 older people.
London   Not for profit 
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Kim Atherton
OVO Energy
Kim Atherton is leading the talent battle at OVO Energy.
South west   Energy and natural resources 
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Alice Bentinck MBE
Entrepreneur First
Entrepreneur First changes how ideas are born and backed.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Birdsong
Birdsong
Birdsong is making fashion a force for good.
London   Consumer markets 
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Tom Blofeld
BeWILDerwood
Tom Blofeld launched BeWILDerwood adventure park.
South east   Consumer markets 
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Paul Boissier CB
RNLI
Paul Boissier brings varied experience to the role of RNLI boss.
South coast   Not for profit 
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John Bowers
JC&C Bowers Group
John Bowers’ business lies in the Internet of Things – and beyond.
Home counties   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Adam Breeden
Bounce
Meet the Bounce founder bringing table tennis into bars.
London   Consumer markets 
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Kevin Byrne
Checkatrade
Checkatrade’s Kevin Byrne wants to get rid of rogue tradespeople.
South coast   Business support services 
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Richard Carter
Nostrum Group
Richard Carter wants to reinvent the way we borrow money.
North east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Dave Cates
Donate Technologies
Dave Cates invented an app to show what food banks need most.
North east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Stefano Ciampolini
Renal Services
Stefano Ciampolini offers an alternative dialysis option.
London   Healthcare 
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Natasha Clayton
Charity Executive
The COO of Farm Africa had to rewrite the rules to achieve growth.
London   Not for profit 
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Richard Clothier
Wyke Farms
Wyke Farms’ MD on how going 100% green led to growth
South west   Consumer markets 
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Tessa Cook
OLIO
The OLIO app connects people to surplus food.
London   Not for profit 
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Linda Cregan
Children’s Food Trust
The caterer turned CEO who is helping every child eat well.
London   Not for profit 
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Professor Bob Cryan CBE
University of Huddersfield
The university professor transforming higher education.
North east   Not for profit 
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Sir David Dalton
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Working at the leading edge of NHS innovation.
North west   Healthcare 
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Nick Davies
Neighbourly
Nick Davies founded Neighbourly, the social network for social good.
South west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Julie Deane OBE
The Cambridge Satchel Company
Founded The Cambridge Satchel Company with just £600.
South east   Consumer markets 
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Sally Dicketts CBE
Activate Learning
Activate Learning’s chief is transforming lives through learning
Home counties   Not for profit 
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Paul Dransfield
Birmingham City Council
Sustainable growth is the goal in Paul Dransfield’s council role.
Midlands   Public sector 
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Nicole Eagan
Darktrace
Darktrace’s Nicole Eagan on running a fast-growth cybersecurity firm.
South east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Paul Evans
Redstor
Paul Evans is a driving force behind Redstor’s cloud backup services.
Home counties   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Anthony Fletcher
graze
Graze’s Anthony Fletcher is revolutionising our snacking habits.
London   Consumer markets 
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Scott Fletcher MBE
ANS Group
Scott Fletcher has grown ANS into a £60m company.
North west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Rob and Paul Forkan
Gandys
Rob and Paul Forkan see Gandys as a means to helping people.
London   Consumer markets 
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Barbara Frost
WaterAid
The chief exec of WaterAid talks about her mission for safe water.
London   Not for profit 
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Martin Frost
Cambridge Medical Robotics
Martin Frost of CMR is on a mission to revolutionise keyhole surgery.
South east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Joel Gibbard
Open Bionics
Meet Joel Gibbard, founder of prosthetics manufacturer Open Bionics.
South west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Councillor Geoff Gollop OBE
Bristol City Council
The deputy mayor leading Bristol’s greener future vision.
South west   Public sector 
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Rowan Gormley
Majestic Wine
Rowan Gormley is re-energising Majestic Wines.
South east   Consumer markets 
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Mark Gould
Wholebake/9BAR
Mark Gould is on a mission to make healthy snack bar alternatives
North west   Consumer markets 
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Patrick Grant
Community Clothing
The Sewing Bee judge who is trying to help the UK clothing industry.
London   Not for profit 
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Hillary Graves
Little Dish
Little Dish provides healthy ready meals for one to five-year-olds
London   Consumer markets 
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Adam Hale
Fairsail
Adam Hale on building a HR cloud business at Fairsail.
Home counties   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Lee Hallam
Linbrooke Services
Boosting people’s skills and self-esteem is key for Linbrooke’s CEO.
North east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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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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Kate Hardcastle
Insight with Passion
From backing singer to business champion and charity entrepreneur.
North east   Business support services 
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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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Martin Hellawell
Softcat
Softcat puts the human element into IT.
Home counties   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Lucy Heller
Ark
Lucy Heller on transforming lives with education.
London   Not for profit 
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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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Dr Kate Hersov
Medikidz
Medikidz’ Kate Hersov helps kids understand their medical issues.
London   Healthcare 
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ShaoLan Hsueh
Chineasy
Launching in 2013 with a TED talk, Chineasy’s growth has exploded.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Risha & Sumita Jindal
Digimeal
Two sisters found success in their Digimeal student app.
London   Consumer markets 
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Mandy Johnson
Change.org
Change.org’s Mandy Johnson on bridging the charity-business gap.
London   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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Laurence Kemball-Cook
Pavegen
Pavegen is aiming to turn your footsteps into renewable energy.
London   Energy and natural resources 
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Karen Knight
NorseCare
NorseCare is an award-winning, Norfolk-based care home provider
South east   Healthcare 
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Priya Lakhani OBE
CENTURY Tech
A former barrister is bringing big data and AI to education.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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David Lees
Southampton Airport
Southampton Airport’s MD is committed to a better airport experience.
South coast   Consumer markets 
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Josh Littlejohn
Social Bite
Josh Littlejohn is serving up a delicious blend of coffee shops and social mission with his chain of cafes, Social Bite.
Scotland   Not for profit 
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Clive Lucking
Fourfront Group
The Fourfront way is to create exceptional working environments.
South east   Business support services 
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David Maclean
Packt Publishing
Packt CEO David Maclean has found a market in developer learning.
Midlands   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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John Marren
Company Shop
Company Shop’s mission is to stop good food going to waste.
North east   Consumer markets 
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Dr Eric Mayes
Endomag
Innovation is at the heart of Endomag’s research work into cancer.
South east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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John McArthur
Tracsis
John McArthur is paving the way to easier journeys for us all.
North west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Professor Rachel McKendry
i-sense
The i-sense pioneer trying to spot disease outbreaks.
London   Healthcare 
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Dr James McKenzie
PhotonStar LED
James McKenzie wants to shine a new light on the UK – eco-lighting.
South coast   Energy and natural resources 
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Bertie Millis & Samantha Kingston
Virtual Umbrella
Virtual Umbrella markets virtual reality companies and brands.
South coast   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Chris Moore
The Clink Charity
The Clink’s recipe for success is helping ex-offenders back to work.
London   Not for profit 
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Tracy Mort MBE
Grace Cole
Tracy Mort built her own beauty company.
North west   Consumer markets 
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Guy Mucklow
PCA Predict
For Guy Mucklow, good business gives people something to believe in.
Midlands   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Maggie O’Carroll
The Women’s Organisation
Maggie O'Carroll ensures enterprise is far from a man’s world.
North west   Not for profit 
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Marie Owen
LS Productions
A leader in finding beautiful locations for shoots.
Scotland   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Jude Ower MBE
Playmob
Playmob’s founder connects charities with video games.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Jitesh Patel
Peldon Rose
Peldon Rose's CEO is on a mission to transform offices.
London   Business support services 
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Amy Peake
Loving Humanity
Amy Peake founded Loving Humanity to help female Syrian refugees.
London   Not for profit 
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Professor Baron Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The biologist/school director leading the way in global health.
London   Not for profit 
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Steven Pleasant MBE
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
The council chief revitalising Tameside.
North west   Public sector 
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David Pollock
Chess
David Pollock is on a mission to change telecom's reputation.
North west   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Russell Quirk
eMoov
Russell Quirk founded eMoov online estate agency.
South east   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Justine Roberts
Mumsnet
Mumsnet's founder set up business after a dire holiday.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Peter Roberts
Pure Gym
Pure Gym’s Peter Roberts is disrupting the classic fitness model.
North east   Consumer markets 
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Gwyn Roberts
Galeri Caernarfon
Bringing Caernarfon’s empty properties to life.
North west   Not for profit 
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Joanne Roney OBE
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Joanne Roney on being CEO of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
North east   Public sector 
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Cally Russell
Mallzee
Cally Russell’s Mallzee app is revolutionising fashion shopping.
Scotland   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Romi Savova
PensionBee
Romi Savova’s fintech start-up finds and combines pension plans.
London   Financial services 
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Mark Simmers
Celtic Renewables
How Celtic Renewables turns whisky by-products into biofuel.
Scotland   Energy and natural resources 
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Don Spalinger
SETsquared
Don Spalinger of SETsquared believes in connected knowledge sharing.
South coast   Not for profit 
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Gillian Stewart
Ecolution Group
Ecolution’s Gillian Stewart talks renewable tech in construction.
South east   Energy and natural resources 
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Jason Stockwood
Simply Business
Simply Business’s new age insurance is redefining the industry.
London   Financial services 
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Natalie Sykes
Institute of Directors
At the IoD, Natalie Sykes is passionate about the success of others.
North east   Business support services 
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Pauline Tambling CBE
Creative & Cultural Skills
Pauline Tambling is paving the way for young people enter the creative sector.
South east   Not for profit 
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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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James Timpson OBE
Timpson Group
An upside-down management style has been key to Timpson’s success.
North west   Consumer markets 
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Clive Tritton
Renaisi
Renaisi’s CEO is on a mission to help people and places thrive.
London   Not for profit 
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Sara Turnbull
Bootstrap Company
Sara Turnbull has redefined Bootstrap's workspace company.
London   Not for profit 
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Matt Turner
tastecard
Matt's altering the perception and reputation of restaurant ‘money off’ vouchers with tastecard.
North west   Consumer markets 
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John Vincent MBE
LEON
In 2004, LEON started a food revolution of fresh, healthy fast food.
London   Consumer markets 
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Bruce Walker
WeAreTheFuture
Bruce Walker has built a global network of entrepreneurs.
Scotland   Not for profit 
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Leon Ward
Brook
Author and trustee, Leon Ward is a young veteran of the third sector.
South west   Not for profit 
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Joëlle Warren MBE
Warren Partners
Joëlle Warren is leading the search for board and executive talent.
North west   Business support services 
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Petra Wetzel
WEST
The German-born businesswoman who founded award-winning West Brewery.
Scotland   Consumer markets 
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Dr Jamie Wilson
HomeTouch
The former NHS doctor helping patients find good care at home.
London   Healthcare 
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Debbie Wosskow OBE
Love Home Swap
Love Home Swap’s Debbie Wosskow on harnessing the sharing economy.
London   Technology, media and telecommunications 
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Michelle Wright
Cause4
Cause4 enables charities and social enterprises to grow.
London   Not for profit 
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