Lou Cordwell (OBE)

Founder / CEO, magneticNorth


Lou is CEO of Manchester based digital design studio, magneticNorth. Founded in 2000, the company quickly established an international reputation with an award winning client portfolio that includes the BBC, Co-op Digital and Hull 2017.

Alongside the day job, she’s also a board member on Greater Manchester’s Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of Design Manchester and AllBright’s Director for the North.

Lou was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Years Honours for services to the creative and digital economy.

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