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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence’s personal charisma and ability to inspire people to express themselves have established him as an International Design Superstar. He recently appeared on BBC One’s ‘Celebrity Painting Challenge’ and is on the judging panel of Channel 7’s hit series ‘House Rules’ in Australia. He also continues to be a well known face on shows such as BBC One’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

As well as running his own interior design practice in Cirencester, Laurence has a number of very successful product ranges including a best-selling wallpaper and paint range, a range of mugs and cutlery.  Over the past six years, Laurence has worked with Littlewoods as the face of interior design and continues to design a large range of products exclusively for them.

Laurence’s latest project, Laurence of Suburbia, will air on Amazon Prime later this year.

Sophie Hinchliffe

Sophie Hinchliffe,

Just two years ago was a part-time hairdresser – and now she is taking the cleaning world by storm as ‘Mrs Hinch’.

Essex based Sophie became an overnight sensation in 2018 by sharing her cleaning tips and tricks on Instagram (@mrshinchhome), growing from 1k to 1m followers in just six months. She now has over 2m ‘Hinchers’ who follow her daily stories using her beloved cloths and tools which have become sell-out products.

Sophie’s loveable and hilarious personality, along with her passion for learning and sharing handy household hacks makes her a brand and media favourite. Everything she touches turns to gold, with her ‘Hinchers’ clamouring to ‘swipe up’ and get their hands on her latest recommendation.

Her debut book ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ sold 160,000 copies in its first 3 days of release in April 2019, and is now a Sunday Times Bestseller. Sophie’s first baby with husband Jamie is due in the Summer.

Louise Pentland

Louise Pentland

No.1 Parenting YouTuber and Bestselling Author

Louise is one of the stand-out stars and original content creators – she started her blog in 2010 which then led onto her successful YouTube channel, Louise Pentland formerly named Sprinkle of Glitter, where her content is related to motherhood, parenting a lifestyle and has earned her a following of over 2.4 million. As a mum of two girls, Darcy (7) and Pearl (1), Louise has amassed millions of loyal fans following her journey as a mother, partner, and overall strong woman. Louise’s real, raw, honest content is refreshing for millions of women across the world and her videos have achieved over 200 million views. Louise’s work empowering women has also earnt her the acclaimed title of UN Change Ambassador in 2016.

Louise is a number 1 Sunday Times Best-Selling Author with three books under her belt – she is set to release the paperback of her bestseller Wilde About the Girl, in April 2019 and her fourth, a brand new hardback fiction in July 2019 – Wilde Women, the final book in the Wilde trilogy. She is also the ambassador for a range of much loved British brands in the beauty, parenting and interiors sectors.

Katie Piper

Katie Piper

Author, speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner.

Katie Piper is a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. Katie made the decision to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.

In 2009 she set up a charity The Katie Piper Foundation to help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities. Simon Cowell supported Katie by becoming the patron and remains actively involved to date. The charity’s vision is a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.

In addition to her charity commitments, Katie also presents a number of TV shows which are shown on C4 in the UK and in a number of countries around the world. Her latest show ‘Katie Piper’s Face to Face’ was shown early this year and was filmed at the beauty hall in Harvey Nichols. Katie has just finished filming her new show ‘Thrifty ways to… Summer holiday’. Her other credits include ‘Never Seen A Doctor’ where she helped people overcome their fears around medical procedures and guided them on their journey back to good health, three series of ‘Body Shockers’ where she met people planning major body modifications and introduced them to someone who had already had the modification done and regretted it. She also presented ‘Katie’s Extraordinary Births’ which was shown in 2015.

[read more=”Read more” less=””]Last year Katie joined the iconic Ideal Home Show as their fashion and beauty ambassador for both the Spring and the Christmas shows. She hosted one of the most high-profile catwalk shows using diverse models called ‘Confidence: The Secret’.

Katie has also written six books including two autobiographies ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Beautiful Ever After’, an affirmations book called ‘Start Your Day With Katie’ , and self-help books ‘Things Get Better’ and ‘Confidence: The Secret’. Her most recent book ‘From Mother to Daughter: The Things I’d Tell My Child’ is about the journey of motherhood and includes diary extracts from her mother during the time Katie was recovering in hospital.

Katie has been described as an inspirational role model, and her bravery and determination have been recognised by being nominated and receiving a number of awards. Most recently she received a special recognition award at The Pride of Britain Awards in London. In 2014 Katie gave birth to her first baby girl, before welcoming her second daughter at the end of 2017.[/read]

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Eyal Booker

Eyal Booker

Model & TV Personality

Eyal Booker is a model and TV personality best known for appearing on ITV2’s number one show Love Island, and E4’s Celebs Go Dating. He is soon to appear on new series Celebs on the Ranch on Channel 5. Prior to his television career, Eyal modelled fashion campaigns for Global brands such as Puma, Adidas and Bed Head, and has since worked on further projects with L’Oréal, Topman, Cadbury’s and Superdry to name just a few.

Eyal is a regular press favourite with a growing Instagram following of over 870k.

He is a keen philanthropist working closely with charities to support a variety of causes close to his heart. These include children’s charity World Vision, Rays of Sunshine and the NSPCC, as well as animal welfare charity Dog’s Trust. He is also a proud ambassador for the RSPCA. In addition, with approximately eight million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, Eyal is determined to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and works closely with CanO Water, the most recyclable alternative to single use plastic bottles.

Lady Michelle Mone

Lady Michelle Mone

Global speaker, entrepreneur and women’s fashion advocate

Lady Michelle Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE is a global speaker, entrepreneur and women’s fashion advocate who set out with a vision of helping woman to look and feel their very best when she founded Ultimo Brands International, the UK’s leading lingerie brand for the last two decades.

Since, the multi-award winning entrepreneur became the founder of UTAN & Tone, an award-winning range of tanning products, and is the founder of the exquisite jewellery range Michelle Mone for Diamonique sold exclusively on QVC.

Voted one of the top three female entrepreneurs in the UK, Lady Michelle Mone was awarded an OBE for her outstanding contribution to business in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen, and the multi-award winning Entrepreneur-turned-Parliamentarian is now Start-Up Business Tsar to the British Government and an advocate for female equality in business. Additionally, the Prime Minister David Cameron approached Lady Michelle Mone to conduct The Mone Review; an insight into helping start-up businesses in deprived areas.

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Josh Patterson

Josh Patterson

Health & fitness influencer and television personality

Originally known for his role in Made in Chelsea, Josh is now the proud father to daughter India with co-star Binky Felstead. As a young, modern dad Josh strives to use his platform for good, removing the stigma and stereotypes that are associated with mental health.

Josh has recently launched YouTube documentary series Limitless (alongside Adidas) to change how we see ourselves and the lives we can live. The series intends to showcase the power of the mind, demonstrating that there are no limits to what we are capable of, and it sees Josh meet a variety of people who have overcome adversity to lead fulfilled lives that are full of success.

With a loyal social media following of over 500K, Josh is Brand Ambassador for Adidas and has modelled for Nike and Burton to name just a few.

Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope

Model & TV Personality

Lauren Pope is a TV star, influencer and entrepreneur, best known for appearing in hit ITV show The Only Way is Essex as one of their original cast members, making her one of the most recognisable faces on TV.
Above all, Lauren is an incredibly successful businesswoman, having launched her own celebrity and influencer loved hair extension brand, Hair Rehab London. The award-winning company offers a range of luxury hair extensions and products to both salons and consumers all over the world and has gone from strength to strength since launch. Although well known for her TV career and as the founder of Hair Rehab London, Lauren has also made a name for herself as a successful DJ producing compilation albums and performing all over the world.
Lauren’s ever growing social following has allowed her to become one of the UKs most popular social media stars. With 1.1 million followers, she works with a multitude of fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands.
Lauren is a driven, passionate and ambitious individual with entrepreneurial flair with a very successful future ahead of her.

Dr Dawn Harper

Dr Dawn Harper

GP, TV Presenter and Author

Dr. Dawn works as both an NHS doctor in Gloucestershire and a private doctor on Harley Street. She has been working as a media doctor for over twelve years and her ability to simplify complex medical issues has made her an extremely sought after medical commentator and expert.

Dawn is best known as one of the presenters on Channel 4’s hit series ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘Embarrasing Bodies: Live From The Clinic’. ‘Embarassing Bodies’ ran for seven hugely successful series and spin offs included ‘Embarrasing Fat Bodies’ and ‘Embarrasing Teen Bodies’. Her last series called ‘Born Naughty?’ was shown on Channel 4 and saw Dawn help children with serious behavioural problems. Dawn is also a regular contributor to BBC1’s ‘Inside Out’ where she has covered a diverse range of subjects from challenges facing the medical profession to IVF.

Over the last two years Sheldon Press have published a series of ten ‘Dr Dawn’s Guide To …’ books including heart health and weight and diabetes. Dawn has just finished writing ‘Live Well to 101’ which will be published by Headline in early 2018. Dawn also writes for a variety of publications including ‘Healthspan’, ‘Healthy Food Guide’ and ‘NetDoctor’ and is also a regular on Talk Radio reviewing the papers. In additon to this she is also a contributing editor for the publication Be Healthy magazine, and has most recently been announced as the Brand Ambassador for luxury specialist bunion footwear brand, Sole Bliss.

[read more=”Read more” less=””]Dawn is an excellent public speaker and is often booked to give key note presentations at conferences on a range of medical topics. She also regularly fronts medical corporate videos and is involved with health related PR activities and campaigns involving radio days and press briefings.

Dawn qualified in 1987 at London University and when not working Dawn is a keen horsewoman and a keen supporter of children’s charities. For the last two years she has led a number of cycling challenges, the latest of which was a 100km ride around the Cotswolds for National Star.[/read]

 

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Sonali Shah

Sonali Shah

TV and Radio Presenter

Sonali is currently the host of BBC One’s Escape to the Country, Radio 4’s Today programme sport bulletins and regularly appears on BBC Breakfast. She is well known for being one of the faces of BBC Sport, contributing to the presentation teams for Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, alongside presenting numerous live events such as the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Prince William and Catherine’s wedding and the Lord Mayor’s Show. She also spent a five-year stint at Newsround covering everything from the Bejing Olympics to filming special reports from Haiti and Afghanistan.
Sonali began her professional broadcasting career in BBC radio after graduating university in 2001, and produced and presented news and business programmes on the World Service and Radio 5 Live. Her warmth, charm and versality have seen her become a long standing member of the BBC team, and a go-to name in presenting sports & live events.
Away from the camera, Sonali prides herself in her charity work as an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and the British Asian Trust, and regularly supports Barnardo’s. She has also been a member of the judging panel for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, and was a contestant on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2013. Sonali loves to travel, from gorilla trekking in Uganda to surfing in Brazil, although her trips are less frequent now she is mother to two daughters. She is also a huge foodie, regularly cooking at home and trying new vegetarian recipes.