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Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Frank Cottrell-Boyce Novelist & Screenwriter @frankcottrell_b Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a children's writer whose first novel, Millions, won the Carnegie Medal in 2004 awarded to the best children’s book of the year. His short novel, Unforgotten Coat, won the 2012 Guardian Fiction Prize. His latest book is Runaway Robot published earlier this year. The film version...
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Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson Singer Songwriter @RebeccaFMusic Singer & songwriter Rebecca Ferguson shot to fame in 2010 as part of the seventh series of The X Factor. Mentored on the show by Cheryl Cole who was assisted by will.i.am, Rebecca outduelled One Direction among many others to become the series finalist. Propelled by her newfound popularity she...
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Jane Davis MBE
Jane Davis MBE Reading Revolutionary @thereaderorg readerjanedavis.com Jane Davis is the Founder of The Reader, a Liverpool-based charity that has pioneered the use of Shared Reading to improve wellbeing, reduce social isolation and build resilience in diverse communities across the UK and beyond. Responding to a challenging upbringing, Jane took refuge in reading. Her passion...
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Pete Trainor
Pete Trainor Technology Humanist @petetrainor Pete Trainor is a man on a mission to bring design, data, AI and technology together to empower humans to be happier and more successful. Pete is the bestselling author of Human-Focused Digital and founder of a London-based Artificial Intelligence firm focused on developing ground-breaking applications to make the world...
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Paul Redmond
Paul Redmond Employment Futurist @drpaulredmond Dr Paul Redmond is the Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool and one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change and the future of work. In Liverpool and around the world, Paul helps organisations and professionals acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in...
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Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell Scouser STEM Evangelist @sciencesummedup linkedin.com/in/jaclynmariebell Jackie Bell is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Liverpool Mathematics Department. A Scouser born and bred, Jackie is proud of her heritage and is passionately dedicated to raising the aspirations of children and adults from backgrounds similar...
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Tanyalee Davis
Tanyalee Davis International Comedian @TanyaleeDavis tanyaleedavis.com Standing at a modest 3'6", Tanyalee Davis' physical height hides a towering personality and onstage presence. With a comedy career spanning nearly 30 years Tanyalee has performed all over the world. She premiered her first one-woman show in 2007 at the Edinburgh Fringe entitled “Little Do They Know” which...
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Stephen Bayley
Stephen Bayley Design Guru @GuruBayley stephenbayley.com Stephen Bayley has enjoyed a long career as one of the UK’s most influential voices in design. His books and journalism have, over forty years, changed the way the world thinks about design. In fact, the legendary author Tom Wolfe described him by saying “I don’t know anybody with...
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Steve Rotheram
Steve Rotheram The Metro Mayor @MetroMayorSteve Biography In May 2017 Steve Rotheram was elected to become the first ever Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. And while this is quite a milestone, we were excited by his manifesto that the Liverpool City Region become more ambitious, fair, green, and a digitally connected. Steve has...
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Mr Bingo
Mr Bingo Hate Mail Entrepreneur @Mr_Bingo mr.bingo Biography Mr Bingo is an illustrator, artist, entrepreneur and a generally very funny person. He's also blessed with seemingly boundless energy, creativity and a designer's desire for perfection. He's called Mr Bingo because when he was 19 he won £141 at the Gala Bingo. He’s been making it...
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