Saturday, June 6, 2020

Two Nottingham entrepreneurs feature in list of UK’s most inspiring leaders

The founding duo of Nottingham business Think for the Future have been named amongst the UK’s 100 most inspirational and innovative individuals and progressive leaders from across the private, not for profit and public sectors.

Cherie White and Hannah Rees are the only individuals from the East Midlands to be named on the 2018 ‘Faces of a Vibrant Economy’ list, produced by business and financial adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Each year Grant Thornton identifies and brings together 100 progressive leaders and 2018 is the first year Think for the Future’s directors have been included on the Faces list.

Established in 2012, Think for the Future’s core philosophy is to enable and empower young people to thrive, rather than simply survive.

The company is an educational social enterprise which provides schools, teachers and disadvantaged communities with solutions to remove barriers to their success; tackling pastoral and behavioural problems that are preventing participants from reaching their full educational potential.

Commenting on being chosen as one of this year’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Think for the Future Director Cherie White said: “We are so pleased to be named as the East Midlands Faces of a Vibrant Economy and receive this recognition for our passion and commitment to helping young people thrive rather than simply survive in the modern world.”

The company’s co-director Hannah Rees added: “In the last 6 years, we have worked with over 50,000 secondary school students delivering our innovative learning for life services across the East Midlands. Being one of the Faces will mean that we can continue to grow our services into other regions and expand our impact to more young people across the UK.”

Chris Frostwick, practice leader at Grant Thornton’s East Midlands office, said: “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.

“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.

“By celebrating these remarkable leaders, we recognise their role in developing a more purposeful and innovative business environment. Think for the Future founders and directors Cherie White and Hannah Rees epitomise the essence of our Faces campaign, as they show us how business can be done through ‘human’ leadership which nurtures talent, and demonstrate that profits with purpose lead to sustainable business, showing us that it’s not only possible, but also necessary, to do well by doing good.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.






Latest news

Union hits out at East Midlands aerospace parts firm as 420 redundancies planned

Aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies "must not exploit the lockdown" to slash jobs and terms and conditions at its sites in Nottingham, Leicester and...

Streets focus on job and employment schemes in latest business update

Streets Chartered Accountants provide details of changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including the introduction of flexible furlough in its latest business support update. As...

3 business tips for saving money during Coronavirus

Coronavirus has changed every business in the world. Whether you’ve been made to work remotely, put your staff on furlough, or redirected your resources into...

New ownership for Market Harborough ventilation, maintenance & hygiene company

System Hygienics, formerly the service arm of the Hotchkiss group - the largest duct manufacturer and installer in the UK – have new ownership,...

Construction of Kirkby’s new Leisure Destination takes a step closer

Plans to bring a new state-of-the-art leisure centre to Kirkby in Ashfield have taken another step forward. Ashfield District Council is seeking tenders from contractors...

Related news

Shared office spaces cautiously reopen

Many of the UK’s network of 5,000 shared office spaces are tentatively re-opening this month as more businesses return to the workplace as the...

Union hits out at East Midlands aerospace parts firm as 420 redundancies planned

Aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies "must not exploit the lockdown" to slash jobs and terms and conditions at its sites in Nottingham, Leicester and...

Streets focus on job and employment schemes in latest business update

Streets Chartered Accountants provide details of changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including the introduction of flexible furlough in its latest business support update. As...

3 business tips for saving money during Coronavirus

Coronavirus has changed every business in the world. Whether you’ve been made to work remotely, put your staff on furlough, or redirected your resources into...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close