Vibrant Economy Index ranks all local authorities for health and well-being

Grant Thornton is talking at our Healthy Cities forum in October about its work in the area of 'health and well-being' and the Vibrant Economy Index that it has created.

The index, devised by the Grant Thornton Place Analytics Team, measures the success of all 324 UK local authorities across six “baskets” of socio-economic indicators, and these are much broader than the usual financial and economic measures of city prosperity. “Health and well-being” is one of these six baskets.

Sacha Romanovitch, Grant Thornton's UK CEO, is determined that the professional services firm should be “purpose driven”, with a strategic vision to help create vibrant economies. As part of this programme Grant Thornton has been running a series of “live labs” in cities and large towns including Manchester, Bristol and Reading, which involve all those who have and want to have a voice in the development of these places.