Tim Loughton MP
Tim Loughton MP is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children & Families. He was first elected to Parliament on 1 May 1997 for the new West Sussex constituency of East Worthing and Shoreham. In June 2003 he was made Shadow Minister for Children before being appointed the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children & Families following the May 2010 general election. Tims departmental portfolio includes safeguarding and child protection, social work, children in care and adoption, young people, youth participation, and family law.
As much entrepreneur as she is musician, as much gifted singer-songwriter as she is the UK's premier saxophonist, this is a young lady with an entrepreneurial bent who, in 2012, is going to make a considerable mainstream splash, her name in lights at last. After several years on the jazz circuit, YolanDa is now poised to release her debut album, April Showers, May Flowers, that will surely see her cult reputation brought to the fore. This is an album of effortless unfurling grace and impeccable soulful poise. It is the product of a two-time MOBO Award winner who knows exactly what she is doing, and precisely how to do it.
Ron Dobson CBE
Ron joined London Fire Brigade in 1979 and rose through the ranks with promotion to Assistant Commissioner in 2000. In 2007, Ron was appointed as London Fire Commissioner and is responsible for Fire Service Operations across the whole of London with around 7,200 staff based in 113 fire stations. As Fire Commissioner for one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services he also oversees fire safety legislation covering some 700,000 premises, and a wide range of community safety initiatives. Ron, who is 51, was awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal in 2005 and awarded a CBE in the 2011 New Year Honours.
Brooke Kinsella trained at the Anna Scher Theatre School and in 2004 she became a household name as Kelly Taylor in the renowned soap opera EastEnders. Brooke has also become known for her avid campaigning against knife crime after her sixteen year old brother was tragically murdered in 2008. In 2010, Brooke was appointed chief adviser to David Cameron to help the Conservatives tackle the problem of knife crime. Since then she has travelled the country reviewing projects that help deter young people from crime and her tour culminated in a report to the Home Office which helped gain a further £18 million funding. Earlier this year she opened her own theatre school for children aged 5-16 years called True Stars Academy, which she hopes will give young people the confidence and tools to develop their talents in acting, dancing and singing.
Timothy Campbell is an entrepreneurial businessman who first became known after being crowned the winner of the BBC series The Apprentice and going on to become the first Project Director of the Health & Beauty division within Sir Alan Sugar's company, Amstrad PLC. Tim has gone on to found his own entrepreneurial social enterprise Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable organisation which encourages young budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures, by giving them greater access to start-up finance, real business mentors and professional services advisors. Bright Ideas Trust has already generated successful start-ups, much excitement and interest from Corporates and innovative young entrepreneurs alike, not to mention receiving Government backing and praise from Gordon Brown, senior MPs across all political parties and our Prime Minister David Cameron.
Emerging young talent Georgia Lewis Anderson, perhaps better known as Georgia LA, is set to take 2012 by storm. Presenter, interviewer, writer, cultural commentator and fahionista, Georgia’s cheerful attitude, quick wit and sheer likability shine through in all that she does. It was as the first female member and primary presenter of Jamal Edwards’ fast-rising online music phenomenon SB.TV, which has seen her interview the likes of Kelly Rowland, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Chipmunk, and many more in her own inimitable style, that’s really allowed her to grow her fan base. Her natural and unique sense of fashion coupled with a relaxed, cheeky and confident presenting style has brought on approaches of youth fashion show opportunities, something Georgia is keen to explore. All of this experience and still only 24, Georgia LA is a name we are sure to be hearing plenty more from in the years to come.
Michael was born in London, and in the 1980's he was a prolific singer song-writer. However in 1991 he was involved in a near fatal car crash which proved to be the catalyst for a career change. He studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute and in 1994 he made his West End debut in Blood Brothers. Michael became best known for his role as DI Trevor Hands in the ITV Drama "Murder Investigation Team", and Dr Nick West in the BBC drama "Doctors" for which he won The Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor. After starring in ITV soap Emmerdale as troubled cop DI Henshall and receiving a soap nomination for Villain of the Year, Michael returned to music and released his solo album "Shower Over Moon Street". Michael is currently filming OUTPOST III Rise of The Spetsnaz. The third in the cult franchise due for release in 2013.