Grant Thornton has announced the names of their 2018 campaign to celebrate leaders who excel in better business.

This project is called Faces of a Vibrant Economy and identifies UK Leaders from all sectors of business and civic society who demonstrate that excellence in key areas.

Faces Scotland 2018 collage

The shortlist includes

  • Shona McCarthy – CEO, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 
  • Simon Erlanger – Managing Director, Isle of Harris Distilleries 
  • Kate Lee & Qian Fox – Investment Managers, Baillie Gifford – Positive Change Strategy
  • Deborah O’Neil – CEO, Novabiotics 
  • Chris Thewlis – Founder, GTS Group 
  • Alan Thornburrow – Director, Business in the Community Scotland 

Andrew Howie, Grant Thornton’s Managing Partner in Scotland, said:  “Our latest Faces of a Vibrant Economy each have an amazing story to tell about how their vision and innovative approach drove growth and success for them. Scotland’s business community already has a lot to be proud of, but if we want to continue moving forward, greater collaboration will the key element in building a more sustainable, vibrant Scotland.” 

Chris Thewlis, Founder of GTS Group, commented: “Grant Thornton’s Vibrant Economy initiative is a fantastic and refreshing project championing a vision of a better and more inclusive way to do business for the benefit of all people. I am extremely honoured to have been nominated and chosen to be a face for 2018 and I will be making every effort to champion the cause.”