GMS Group of Companies CEO Neil Male has been announced this week as one of the 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy by Grant Thornton. 

Grant Thornton is one of the UK’s largest professional services firms. Its Faces of a Vibrant Economy celebrates leaders from across the public, private and third sectors. All exemplify what it takes to develop a vibrant economy.

Since becoming CEO of GMS Group of Companies in 2005, Neil has grown the Bromsgrove based security business from £2.3m to £14m.  GMS now employs over 500 staff nationally with clients including Jaguar Land Rover, Cemex, TUI, VAX, Aston Martin & Kerry Foods.

“I’m very proud to be nominated as one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy.  It is great honour, not only for myself but for the whole of the GMS team who all play a part in delivering innovative security solutions to our customers. To be recognised in our 20th anniversary year is also a great achievement.”

The Grant Thornton “100 Faces” List

The Faces of a Vibrant Economy are selected from across the UK and represent diverse sectors and industries.  Among them are business leaders, entrepreneurs, local government innovators and third sector trailblazers. All recognised for their commitment to developing an economy that enables people, organisations and communities to flourish.

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “At Grant Thornton, we know that doing well by doing good makes business sense and believe that leaders embracing this ethos deserve to be championed. That’s why we launched the Faces campaign – to celebrate individuals who exemplify the Vibrant Economy movement, which aims to shape an environment where people, organisations and communities thrive.”

“By celebrating these remarkable leaders, we recognise their role in developing a more purposeful and innovative business environment. They show us how business can be done through ‘human’ leadership which nurtures talent.” Sacha continues – “They provide examples to inspire other business leaders and the next generation to shape a Vibrant Economy. They demonstrate that profits with purpose lead to sustainable business, and show us that it’s not only possible, but also necessary, to do well by doing good.”

You can find out more about Neil and the other ‘100 faces on the Grant Thornton website here