Sandra Kirkham is managing director of national apprenticeship provider Progress to Excellence Group.

She has been named as one of the UK's most inspirational leaders with her inclusion in the acclaimed national list of Faces of a Vibrant Economy for 2017.

Sandra is among 100 people chosen by Grant Thornton and an independent panel for their work to build a more purposeful and socially responsible Britain.

They represent diverse sectors and industries and she joins the nation’s entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers and business visionaries – all united in their commitment to developing a vibrant economy in the UK.