Andrew Thornton on ‘Measurement is key…’

I have spent a lot of this week meeting with a wide diversity of different people and discussing the idea that businesses with a heart are better places to ‘live in’ and better for society. While I know that the people I met where sympathetic to the cause, there were some key issues that came […]

Chris Flowcoacher on heart in business

  This week, I’m delighted to write about Heart in Business, and what that means to me. I’m Chris Randall, one of the Heart in Business team and the founder of FlowCoacher; business coaching that helps individuals, management and businesses in the UK operate in ‘Flow’, and find their Fastest Route To Guaranteed Wealth. It’s […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Heart in Business in Action’

Earlier in the week, I spent the morning running a Heart Programme with a colleague for ten new employees at Thornton’s Budgens. This reminded me why we created Heart in Business in the first place. The group was made up of people, all with less than six months experience in the store.  They all work […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Caring does pay dividends’

I feel like a politician on the campaign trail, putting forward my case. The case for the status quo in Belsize Park with three independent food retailers and many major chains nearby. What is clear in talking to residents is how much people understand and appreciate the role of Thornton’s Budgens in our community. It […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘How the Heart Programme works and why’

  The Heart Programme gets people more engaged with each other and with the business they work for. And by being more engaged, they are more involved and feel more ownership. Lets step back though and answer the why question first. If you are a regular reader, you’ll have heard me quote the Gallup statistic […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Why do we need to change?’

One perspective on the business world is that all is well. The global economy is slowly recovering from the banking crisis and the classic measures such as Gross National Product are starting to rise again. And while that is certainly a view, in your heart of hearts do you really think this? At the recent […]