Faces 2017

App developers, brewers and charity heroes: just some of the Faces of a Vibrant Economy you can discover below. View their individual profiles to find out what inspires them, what scares them and what they would tell their younger selves.

Use the drop down below to search and find out more about the Faces, their stories and the organisations they represent.

Anne Ackord - Brighton Pier Group PLC

Anne Ackord

CEO, Brighton Pier Group PLC

Debra Barber - Cardiff International Airport

Debra Barber

CEO, Cardiff International Airport

Brigette Bard - BioSure (UK)

Brigette Bard

CEO & Founder, BioSure (UK)

Chris Barker - Spirit Healthcare

Chris Barker

CEO, Spirit Healthcare

Dr Toby Basey-Fisher - Entia

Dr Toby Basey-Fisher

CEO, Entia

Graham Bates - LIV Group

Graham Bates

Founder and CEO, LIV Group

Steven Beard - Agilisys

Steven Beard

CEO, Agilisys

Stephen Beech - Beech Holdings

Stephen Beech

Business Owner, Beech Holdings

Edwin Bessant - Ceuta Group

Edwin Bessant

CEO, Ceuta Group

Roz Bird - MEPC Silverstone Park

Roz Bird

Commercial Director, MEPC Silverstone Park

Tom Blomfield - Monzo

Tom Blomfield

Founder, Monzo

Dave Broadway - CFH Docmail Ltd

Dave Broadway

Chairman, CFH Docmail Ltd

Professor Steven Broomhead - Warrington Borough Council

Professor Steven Broomhead

Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council

Helen Broughton - Danbro

Helen Broughton

Managing Director, Danbro

Andrew Brown - Church Commissioners for England

Andrew Brown

CEO, Church Commissioners for England

Tugce Bulut - Streetbees

Tugce Bulut

Founder and CEO, Streetbees

Craig Burkinshaw - Audley Travel

Craig Burkinshaw

Co-Founder and Director, Audley Travel

Derek Carter - Portakabin

Derek Carter

CEO, Portakabin

Mark Cartwright - Cartwright Group

Mark Cartwright

Group Managing Director, Cartwright Group

Carl Cavers - Sumo Digital

Carl Cavers

CEO, Sumo Digital

William Chase - Chase Distillery

William Chase

Founder, Chase Distillery

Diane Cheesebrough - thebigword

Diane Cheesebrough

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, thebigword

Rachel Clacher - Moneypenny/WeMindTheGap

Rachel Clacher

Co-founder/Founder, Moneypenny/WeMindTheGap

Tony Clish - Park Holidays UK

Tony Clish

Commercial Director, Park Holidays UK

Kathryn Tyler & Nikki Cochrane - Digital Mums

Kathryn Tyler & Nikki Cochrane

CEOs and Co-Founders, Digital Mums

Dr Jane Collins - Marie Curie

Dr Jane Collins

Chief Executive, Marie Curie

Peter Brewin and William Crawford - Concrete Canvas

Peter Brewin and William Crawford

Co-Founders, Concrete Canvas

Kevin Crofton - SPTS Technologies/Orbotech

Kevin Crofton

President/Corporate VP, SPTS Technologies/Orbotech

Karen Curtin - Graven Hill Development Company

Karen Curtin

Managing Director, Graven Hill Development Company

Juliet Davenport - Good Energy

Juliet Davenport

CEO & Founder, Good Energy

Jeff Dewing - Cloudfm Group

Jeff Dewing

Founder and CEO, Cloudfm Group

Dr Darrin Disley - Horizon Discovery

Dr Darrin Disley

CEO, Horizon Discovery

Lord Paul Drayson - Drayson Technologies 

Lord Paul Drayson

Chairman & CEO, Drayson Technologies 

Sarah Dunning - The Westmorland Family

Sarah Dunning

Chairman, The Westmorland Family

Glenn Elliott - Reward Gateway

Glenn Elliott

Founder, Reward Gateway

Tim Emrich - UK Power Reserve

Tim Emrich

CEO, UK Power Reserve

William Fletcher - Recycling Lives

William Fletcher

Managing Director, Recycling Lives

Amardeep Gill - Trowers & Hamlins

Amardeep Gill

Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Sarah Golding - CHI & Partners

Sarah Golding

CEO and Partner, CHI & Partners

Mark Goldring - Oxfam GB

Mark Goldring

Chief Executive, Oxfam GB

Ellen Green - Blue Badge Co

Ellen Green

CEO, Blue Badge Co

Hayden Wood and Amit Gudka - Bulb

Hayden Wood and Amit Gudka

Co-Founders, Bulb

Poonam Gupta OBE - PG Paper Company

Poonam Gupta OBE

CEO, PG Paper Company

Paul Halsey - Purity Brewing Co

Paul Halsey

Managing Director, Purity Brewing Co

Jamie Hartzell - Ethex and Serial Social Entrepreneur

Jamie Hartzell

Founder, Ethex and Serial Social Entrepreneur

Solomon Smith and Dr Mahamed Hashi - Brixton Soup Kitchen

Solomon Smith and Dr Mahamed Hashi

Founders, Brixton Soup Kitchen

Karime Hassan - Exeter City Council

Karime Hassan

Chief Executive & Growth Director, Exeter City Council

Jacyn Heavens - Epos Now

Jacyn Heavens

Founder and CEO, Epos Now

Bill Holroyd - OnSide Youth Zones

Bill Holroyd

Founder, OnSide Youth Zones

Chris Husbands - Sheffield Hallam University

Chris Husbands

Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

Joni Steiner & Nick Ierodiaconou - Opendesk  

Joni Steiner & Nick Ierodiaconou

Co-founders and Co-CEOs, Opendesk  

Jennie Johnson MBE - Kids Allowed

Jennie Johnson MBE

CEO, Kids Allowed

Nancy Johnston - Tengri

Nancy Johnston

CEO and Founder, Tengri

Dan Zastawny & Imandeep Kaur - Impact Hub Birmingham

Dan Zastawny & Imandeep Kaur

Co-founders, Impact Hub Birmingham

Eleanor Kelly - London Borough of Southwark Council

Eleanor Kelly

CEO, London Borough of Southwark Council

Martina King - Featurespace

Martina King

CEO, Featurespace

Sandra Kirkham - Progress to Excellence Group 

Sandra Kirkham

Group Managing Director, Progress to Excellence Group 

Bethany Koby - Tech Will Save Us

Bethany Koby

Founder and CEO, Tech Will Save Us

Claire Koryczan - Decoded

Claire Koryczan

Managing Partner, Decoded

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE - Morningside Pharmaceuticals  

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

CEO , Morningside Pharmaceuticals  

Andrew Lane - Union Industries

Andrew Lane

Managing Director, Union Industries

James Layfield - Central Working

James Layfield

Founder, Central Working

Rita Liu - Alipay

Rita Liu

Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa, Alipay

Tom Lyons - Black Swan International

Tom Lyons

Managing Director, Black Swan International

Stephen Marsh - Ginmeister

Stephen Marsh

Founder and CEO, Ginmeister

Chris Martin - Waracle

Chris Martin

CEO, Waracle

Chris McDermott - Cambridge Weight Plan

Chris McDermott

Managing Director, Cambridge Weight Plan

Kieran Miles - KakeCo

Kieran Miles

Founder, KakeCo

Barry Mochan - Glasgow Together CIC

Barry Mochan

Chief Executive, Glasgow Together CIC

Philip Mordecai - Curzon

Philip Mordecai

Director of Digital Ventures, Curzon

Dame Helena Morrissey CBE - 30% Club

Dame Helena Morrissey CBE

Founder, 30% Club

Chris Oglesby - Bruntwood

Chris Oglesby

CEO, Bruntwood

Jack Parsons - Big Youth Project

Jack Parsons

Chief Executive, Big Youth Project

Catharina Paukner - Cambridge Nanosystems

Catharina Paukner

Chief Scientific Officer, Cambridge Nanosystems

Charlotte Pearce - Inkpact

Charlotte Pearce

CEO, Inkpact

Joshua Perry - Assembly

Joshua Perry

Director, Assembly

Wayne Preece - Hydro Industries

Wayne Preece

CEO, Hydro Industries

Dr Joe Rafferty - Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Joe Rafferty

Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Nimisha Raja - Nim's Fruit & Veg Crisps

Nimisha Raja

Founder & CEO, Nim's Fruit & Veg Crisps

Charles Rapson - The School for Social Entrepreneurs in the Midlands

Charles Rapson

CEO, The School for Social Entrepreneurs in the Midlands

Glynn Robinson - BJSS

Glynn Robinson

Managing Director, BJSS

Joanna Robinson - Mansfield Pollard

Joanna Robinson

Managing Director, Mansfield Pollard

Gina Rowlands - Bevan Healthcare CIC  

Gina Rowlands

Managing Director, Bevan Healthcare CIC  

Scott Russell - Paddy & Scott’s

Scott Russell

Founder & CEO, Paddy & Scott’s

Kieron Salter - KW Special Projects Ltd

Kieron Salter

Managing Director, KW Special Projects Ltd

Daniel Shakhani and Asesh Sarkar - Salary Finance

Daniel Shakhani and Asesh Sarkar

Co-founders, Salary Finance

Sandra Schembri - The House of St Barnabas

Sandra Schembri

CEO, The House of St Barnabas

Morna Simpson - Girl Geek Scotland

Morna Simpson

Founder, Girl Geek Scotland

Lee Strafford  - Accelerated Digital Ventures

Lee Strafford 

Co-Founder & CEO, Accelerated Digital Ventures

Paul Sulyok - Green Man Gaming

Paul Sulyok

Founder and CEO, Green Man Gaming

Oliver Tress - Oliver Bonas

Oliver Tress

Founder and Managing Director, Oliver Bonas

Warren Troy - TROY

Warren Troy

Managing Director, TROY

Roger Wade - Boxpark

Roger Wade

CEO and Founder, Boxpark

Liz Warner - Comic Relief

Liz Warner

CEO, Comic Relief

Sharon Watson - Phoenix Dance Theatre

Sharon Watson

Artistic Director, Phoenix Dance Theatre

Bevis Watts - Triodos Bank UK

Bevis Watts

Managing Director, Triodos Bank UK

Brett Wigdortz OBE - Teach First

Brett Wigdortz OBE

Founder & Honorary President, Teach First

Jackie Wild - TSL Projects

Jackie Wild

CEO, TSL Projects

Kalpna Woolf - 91 Ways to Build A Global City

Kalpna Woolf

Founder and Creative Director, 91 Ways to Build A Global City

Chris Wright - Catch22

Chris Wright

Chief Executive, Catch22