Three business figures from Northamptonshire have been included in the 2018 list of the UK’s most inspiring and innovative leaders, compiled each year by financial and business advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Alex Goldsmith, CEO of workplace occupational health and wellbeing company Medigold Health Limited, features alongside Simon Dowson and Nick Carpenter, directors at high performance engineering specialists Delta Motorsport, in the 2018 ‘Faces of a Vibrant Economy’ listing.
The initiative recognises business leaders, entrepreneurs, local government innovators and third sector trailblazers who lead by example, show how profit with a purpose stimulates sustainable business growth and are committed to developing an economy where people, organisations and communities thrive.
Commenting on being chosen as one of this year’s 100 Faces, Alex Goldsmith of Queensbridge based Medigold Health, said: “Being selected is a great honour. Medigold Health is in the middle of an exciting period of sustained growth, partly as a result of our ambition and partly because of the heightened national focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace today.
“Whilst it is my face shown in the pictures, it is the hard work, intelligence and dedication of all those who work at Medigold Health that put it there. I hope that our vibrancy in this relevant and growing area of the economy will continue as more and more organisations realise that the health of their employees should be their number one priority to achieve sustained success.”
Simon Dowson of Delta Motorsport added: “It’s nice to achieve recognition for our innovative work at the cutting edge of automotive electrification from a firm as well thought of as Grant Thornton. It’s very helpful to listen to, share experiences and learn from other likeminded business people who are, or have already been through, similar growth phases to Delta Motorsport.”
Mike Hughes, director at Grant Thornton’s Northampton office, concluded: “We know that doing well by doing good makes business sense and believe that leaders embracing this ethos deserve to be championed for their efforts in developing a more purposeful and innovative business environment.
“Alex, Simon and Nick each have an inspiring story to tell about how their vision and innovative approach has helped drive their company’s growth and success. By sharing their experiences and encouraging greater collaboration, we hope to inspire other leaders and the next generation to help shape a vibrant economy at all levels.”
The 2018 Faces have become part of a wider 300-strong community which connects leaders with similar mindsets and missions who may otherwise never meet, providing the valuable opportunity to share ideas and insights as well as learn from each other.