Heidi Thomas – Dramatist and writer

Heidi Thomas is one of the UK’s top dramatists, and her acclaimed career in stage, film and television drama spans 30 years. Her award-winning theatrical work has been produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Liverpool Playhouse, Almeida, Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatres, and seen at the National ...

Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross – Radio presenter

Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross presents the breakfast show 6 ’til 10am weekdays on Greatest Hits Radio, heard across England on DAB digital radio and on FM in Liverpool and the West Midlands. He’s been a professional broadcaster for over twenty five years, having worked at stations such as Rock FM in Preston, ...

Andy Cooke QPM – Chief Constable of Merseyside Police

Andy Cooke joined Merseyside Police in 1985 with an Honours Degree in politics from Nottingham University and has served as a detective at every rank. He spent four years in Lancashire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable and in 2016, he was appointed Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. He is also the ...

Nikki Holland – The National Crime Agency director of investigations

Nikki Holland joined Merseyside Police in 1988 and was initially posted to North Liverpool, Merseyside. She later went on to work in other areas of Knowsley and Liverpool. Nikki led the reduction of crime and disorder across every aspect of policing and was a key member of the Safeguarding Children ...