GrowBiz, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jackie Brierton MBE is the CEO of GrowBiz. She’s also the chair of Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Local Action Group, vice-chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland and a member of the National Council of Rural Advisers. She has more than 30 years’ experience in business and enterprise, including a stint as CEO of the UK’s first women’s enterprise centre, Wellpark, and is passionate about helping people to realise their potential through enterprise. Jackie says that she is genuinely inspired every day by the innovation and creativity that people, including young people, women and those living in rural areas, demonstrate.