Lou Cordwell is synonymous with Manchester and its digital and creative scene as the founder and CEO of digital design studio, magneticNorth.

magneticNorth is one of the UK's leading independent digital design studios with an award-winning portfolio including collaborations with the BBC, Co-op Digital and Hull UK City of Culture.

Alongside the day job, she’s also a board member on Greater Manchester’s Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of Design Manchester and Director of AllBright, a new funding platform for female entrepreneurs on a mission to make the UK the best place in the world to be a female founder.