Professor Daniel Davis is the Director of Research for the Inflammation Centre at the University of Manchester.
Professor Davis has recently written a book, The Compatibility Gene - the story of the crucial genes that shape our health, our relationships and our individuality. The Compatibility Gene was a Guardian Book of the Year 2013, picked by Bill Bryson.
Julian Hakes is an award winning Bridge Architect who has applied his architectural skills to the design of high fashion women's shoes, winning the Vogue Accessory Design Award in 2013. He has also announced collaborations with Marvel/Disney that will see his designs feature on the big screen in 2014.
Sarah Abell is passionate about helping people live and relate authentically. She is the former Agony Aunt for the Daily Telegraph, the author of "Inside Out - how to have authentic relationships with everyone in your life" (Hodder 2011) and a columnist for Psychologies magazine. Sarah started her career as a BBC TV reporter working on programmes such as Working Lunch and Breakfast News. She has been married 9 years and has one son. They live in Bristol.
Rosie Hardy is a Manchester based photographer whose work has featured in publications in the UK, Europe and the USA. In 2013 she was nominated as a Passive Panda Top 30 online Entrepeneur.
Emily Cummins is a designer whose philosophy involves a back-to-basics approach which keeps an eye on the past as well as the future and combines the best of both. Her creative thinking has led to a string of commendations including being named as a MADE Festival Change Maker in 2012; one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young People in the World 2010; The Barclays Woman of the Year Award 2009 and Cosmopolitan magazine's Ultimate Save-the-Planet Pioneer 2008.
Sean Conway is an endurance adventurer who recently became the first person in history to swim the length of Great Britain - Land's End to John O'Groats. Sean also climbed Kilimanjaro dressed as a penguin and cycled 16,000 miles through 6 continents in 116 days and doing most of it with a fractured spine after getting run over by a truck in America. His never-give-up attitude captured the imagination of many and he is now giving talks about setting your goals high, challenging yourself and overcoming tough times.