Legendary entrepreneur Jesse Boot took his place in the National Portrait Gallery last week, when the health and beauty retailer that bears his name loaned a painting of the groundbreaking Victorian businessman.

Alliance Boots executive chairman Stefano Pessina, Boot’s great-granddaughter Emma Houston, chief executive of the pharmaceutical wholesale division Ornella Barra, UK health and beauty boss Alex Gourlay

Boots luminaries and Jesse’s great-granddaughter were among those celebrating the special occasion.