JOHN LOUGHTON, DARE2LEAD (LOCKDOWN HEROES)

Despite having to close his, aptly named, business during LOCKDOWN, Edinburgh based John, was determined that a small youth charity that he was associated with should carry on. The charity, Sran Academy, provides freshly prepared meals for the City’s vulnerable people and COVID-19 dramaticaly increased the need. He quickly recruited 30 volunteer chefs and an army of delivery drivers and formed alliances with 30 other organisations. Together they have delivered over 12,500 meals. John and his team, believe that everybody – no matter how vulnerable – should have at least one freshly prepared meal a day and they make sure this happens in their city, despite having to overcome some potentially dangerous delivery logistics. Somehow, I have few worries about John’s ability to lead his company Dare2Lead, to success when life returns to normal