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Ian Bates was delighted to welcome Andrew Thornton, founder of Thornton’s Budgens, owner of Heart Business, speaker and author of ‘Putting the Heart Back into Business’.
Andrew is a passionate, purpose-driven business leader, and founded Thornton’s Budgens in 2006, which became the first UK retailer to introduce over 1,800 plastic-free packaged products in just 10 weeks with support from A Plastic Planet. He sold this business in 2021 and has since focussed his passion and energy helping business leaders drive sustainable and purposeful change.
Educated at University College Dublin he joined Mars Confectionery in 1984 focussed on product research.
His new book ‘Putting the Heart Back into Business’ is now available for preorder