Campaign highlights leaders who inspire by example and show how better business can be done
As part of Grant Thornton’s commitment to shaping a vibrant economy in the UK, each year the firm identifies and brings together 100 progressive leaders across private, public and third sectors that demonstrate excellence in two or more of the following areas:
- Growth – fostering a culture of growth, job creation and leading their organisation into new markets
- Innovation – solving problems, leaders whose products or services are disrupting the sector and challenging the status quo
- Purpose – investing in their workforce, connecting financial profit to social purpose and contributing to the wider community
The Faces of a Vibrant Economy are selected from across the UK and represent diverse sectors and industries. Among them are business leaders, entrepreneurs, local government innovators, and third sector trailblazers – recognised for their commitment to developing an economy that enables people, organisations and communities to flourish.
This year Contechs’ Managing Director Peter Jarvis has been chosen as one of the 2018 Faces of a Vibrant Economy. He is confident that Contechs can play a defining role in the future of the automotive industry, and says “I see Contechs as having the ability to shape the industry, we continue to grow and innovate, all while supporting the next generation of automotive designers and engineers through our training and apprenticeship programmes. The demands of the industry are constantly changing and we have developed solutions for our clients which help them to stay ahead of the game.”
Sacha Romanovitch, CEO at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:
“At Grant Thornton, we know that doing well by doing good makes business sense and believe that leaders embracing this ethos deserve to be championed. That’s why we launched the Faces campaign – to celebrate individuals who exemplify the Vibrant Economy movement, which aims to shape an environment where people, organisations and communities thrive.
“From jet aircraft manufacturers, farmers, local government leaders dance school principals; our Faces share the same commitment to make a positive impact. For many of these leaders, clear purpose is the North Star, helping them to navigate and make the right decisions in the longer term. Being purpose-led in this way involves a fundamental mind-set shift from ‘what I can do’, towards ‘what we collectively can do’.
“By celebrating these remarkable leaders, we recognise their role in developing a more purposeful and innovative business environment. They show us how business can be done through ‘human’ leadership which nurtures talent. They provide examples to inspire other business leaders and the next generation to shape a Vibrant Economy. They demonstrate that profits with purpose lead to sustainable business, and show us that it’s not only possible, but also necessary, to do well by doing good.”
For further details on the programme, visit the website https://faces.grantthornton.co.uk/