Andrew Thornton is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, advisor and coach to business leaders who see that businesses can be a force for good in society. Along with his partner Eudora, he developed the heart way of doing business in his award-winning London supermarket Thornton’s Budgens. Together they founded Heart in Business, whose purpose is to ‘uncover the Authentic leader in us all, trusting that profit will follow. He lives, writes, speaks and coaches the principles of heart in business on a daily basis. He considers himself to be a ‘visionary heart surgeon’ having demonstrated that helping business leaders to open their hearts is the best way to build a sustainable and profitable business. He was the co-founder of social enterprises The People’s Supermarket and Food from the Sky, and founder of the consultancy SRCG. Prior to that, he worked at Ogilvy & Mather and Mars. His highly acclaimed book co-written with Eudora Pascall, is called’Putting The Heart Back Into Business – How to place people, planet, and purpose at the core of what you do’. Holding a master’s degree in marketing from University College Dublin, Andrew splits his time between London and the Allgau region of South Germany. He has two sons and a daughter. He loves to ski, run, swim, and cook and eat great food!