Andrew Isaac Thornton

His life purpose is to put the Heart back into Business and encourage the shift from an obsession with profit, towards a business world where the focus in on ‘growing people, growing business to full potential for a better society’. He has applied these principles to his North London Supermarket, Thornton’s Budgens – see what the Huffington Post had to say about his approach.

His aim is to build a network of heartful businesses, where people can authentically be themselves and focus on being in flow – doing what they love and are good at. He has spearheaded Thornton’s Budgens becoming the first UK supermarket (and the second in the world) to launch Plastic Free Zones.

Andrew started his career at Mars, was a founder director of social enterprises “The People’s Supermarket” and “Food from the Sky”, founded and ran the retail consultancy SRCG and is a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Commerce and Industry. He splits his time between London and South Germany where he lives with his partner and daughter and has two grown up sons. Andrew grew up in Dublin and is a graduate of University College Dublin, doing both a B. Comm and an MBS.