Andrew Isaac Thornton is an entrepreneur, the owner of Thornton’s Budgens (a supermarket in North London) and the founder of Heart in Business Limited
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 Thornton’s Budgens – see what the Huffington Post had to say about his approach.
He is currently writing the book “Putting the Heart back into Business” and his aim is to build a network of heartful businesses. He has spearheaded Thornton’s Budgens becoming the first UK supermarket to launch Plastic Free Zones.
Andrew 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. Andrew grew up in Dublin and is a graduate of University College Dublin, doing both a B.Comm and an MBS.