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Forensic Scientist Abi Carter runs her own successful company offering a range of expert witness services to legal teams throughout the UK. Working mainly with defence solicitors and private investigators within the fields of criminal investigation. She has dealt with many high profile cases, including Ralph Moat.

Popular television presenter, Alex Lovell, is the daily evening news anchor for BBC Points West. In addition to reading the news, Alex’s role includes interviewing guests and broadcasting live from a wide range of major events - from an Education special to Children In Need.

Alex Lovell also presents ‘Front of House’ a weekly round of up arts and entertainment, interviewing stars of stage and screen. Until very recently, Alex presented Five's exciting daily live quiz show, ‘Brainteaser’, which was on air for five years.

BBC Television presenter Amanda Parr loves to be out and about.  You may catch her fronting Points West news or presenting a series on natural history, literature or archaeology, all of which she has a passion for.

Amanda has always loved teasing out a good story; that's what set her on her path to news.  Amanda Parr started making tea in a local radio newsroom, sneaking the chance to write bits of copy for bulletins.  Bitten by the bug, she went on to London to study for a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete ever!

Born in Cardiff in 1969, Tanni was named Carys Davina. However, when her sister first saw her she called her "tiny" which stuck and became Tanni. Tanni was born with spina bifida but with the support of her parents she was always encouraged to be independent. Tanni attended her local primary school – at first using crutches and callipers and then a wheelchair. Tanni progressed to St. Cyres Comprehensive School and subsequently obtained an honours degree in Politics at Loughborough University.

Behnaz Akhgar has become household name since 2008 when she started presenting the weather for BBC Wales. Behnaz can been seen or heard daily talking about the ever changing weather we have here in Wales.

Behnaz Akhgar was born in Shiraz, Iran and has a good command of Farsi. Behnaz moved to Swansea when she was 10 years old and has lived in Wales ever since.  Behnaz went to University of Glamorgan where she gained a BA in communication studies. Behnaz completed her postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at Cardiff University.

Behnaz Akhgar initially joined the BBC in 2001 working behind the scenes in News and then went on to become a picture editor and a video journalist, where she produced various stories on Wales Today.  Now, of course, Behnaz is a much loved weather presenter on BBC Wales.

Carla made her debut under the direction of the renowned Director Jonathan Miller and has sung as a Soloist and Ensemble member in “Opera”. She has performed Oratorio, Concert with some of the leading Orchestras and Choirs, the Halle Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTE Symphony Orchestra included; she has worked with the ROH, ENO, Raymond Gubbay Opera, Opera Northern Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, Broomhill Opera, London City Opera, Holland Park Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Opera on a Shoestring, European Chamber Opera, First Act Opera and over the last nine years with the Carl Rosa Opera company touring America, Canada, Italy and the UK.

Caroline Aston is a fascinating speaker who is a firm favourite on cruises on the up-market Cunard line.

If things historical have always given you a headache, Caroline is the huyman equivalent of an aspirin! Laugh, smile, ponder and weep at the antics of our aristocratic ancestors as Caroline lifts the silken skirts of history to reveal the back-stockinged ankles underneath.

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Carolyn Hitt combines wit, warmth and a way with words. Carolyn has written and presented television and radio series on the arts, popular culture, consumer issues, history and sport for Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and ITV Wales. Carolyn's broadcasting projects have ranged from Family Detectives, the popular ITV family history series to Gareth@60, a BBC documentary on rugby legend Gareth Edwards. She is also in demand as a media pundit on a wide variety of subjects, from current affairs to literature and as a producer has worked with some of Wales's most well-known personalities.

Described in a review by The Stage newspaper as; 'A Young Barbara Streisand!' Carrie has always showed a love for performing and entertaining.  At just 4ft 11' she is affectionately known as 'the little lady with the big voice!'

Having studyed at the prestigious 'Arts Educational School of Musical Theatre' in London Carrie Morgan then went on to perform for Academy Award Winning Lyricist Don Black and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in their award winning show 'Tell Me on a Sunday'.

Amongst her performing credits Carrie has toured the UK and Ireland with 'Masters Of The Musicals' and was honoured to be chosen to take part in BBC Radio 2's 'Voice Of Musical Theatre'.

Carrie can frequently be found travelling the world working for many of the top luxury Cruise Lines, performing her own Headline Cabaret shows "On with the Show" and "One Night Only".

 

Vivacious television presenter, Claire Summers, is a familiar face on BBC Wales' flagship news programme, 'Wales Today' being the main sports presenter. Claire enjoys a much varied role on the programme from anchoring the main slot to doing a whole range of live broadcasts from out and about. Claire also presents 2W news and sport. With her easy going personality and highly tuned sense of humour, Claire is extremely popular with viewers and colleagues alike. Claire Summers is passionate about news, and enjoys the challenge of a hard story but, at the same time, has a lighter touch. Claire has anchored 'Wales Today' from the National Eisteddfod for several years. and also delighted viewers and visitors to the Royal Welsh Show. Claire had been asked to enter a Heifer in the main ring and, although she found it a bit of a challenge, she did turn up trumps.

Connie Fisher landed on our screens in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?'. After winning the part, and the public's affection, Connie had a fifteen month in London's West End, followed by a sell out UK tour.

Barbara Wilding started her career in the police force as a constable. Barbara served as an operational detective and on a specialist units in New Scotland Yard.  Barbara rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in Kent and Chief Constable of South Wales Police.  The police force was an extremely male dominated profession at this time and Barbara is a true inspiration.  Barbara Wilding has also been appointed Lord Lieutenant.

Elin Rhys is a graduate in biochemistry and began her career as a scientist in the water industry where she worked for five years. She joined HTV Wales in 1984 as a freelance journalist on science magazine programmes. She continued with HTV for 5 years working on science, health and environment features until 1990, when she became a regular freelance presenter for the school's science department in BBC Schools in London. During her time in London she also presented a magazine series taking a serious look at adult education for the BBC, 'The Education Programme'. Returning to Wales in 1992 she presented live magazine programmes in the Welsh language for S4C and several outdoor pursuit series and documentaries for S4C and BBC Wales, before establishing her own company in Wales.

Oxford Law graduate Felicity Evans is a journalist and broadcaster with nearly twenty years’ experience. With regular shows on TV and Radio Felicity Evans also has extensive experience of hosting cultural, business and political events for a wide variety of organisations.

Fiona Lamdin is a familiar face on BBC Points West but other than television she is also a well known voice of radio.

Fiona had an unusual start in journalism. She was in Ecuador working for a radio station and, thanks to a huge tropical storm, ended up interviewing the former US President Jimmy Carter in her pyjamas! Since then things have been slightly more straightforward.

Frances was born in Cardiff and attended University there. Her career in broadcasting started in radio - at 210FM in Reading and Severn Sound in Gloucester. She went from there to HTV West before going on to Meridian TV, ITN and Sky News. This lead to her working on Sky Sports and News 24 Sport. She has reported from a number of Six Nations OB's for BBC Network Sport and has also presented from the Commonwealth Games for BBC Wales.

Frances is a familiar and popular host to viewers and listeners throughout Wales and beyond. She's a much respected anchor of sports programming including 'Wales on Saturday', 'Sports Personality of the Year', 'International Snooker', 'Bowls' and 'Boxing' all for BBC television.

Born and raised in Bangor, BBC Wales news presenter Jennifer Jones was educated through the medium of Welsh.  Jennifer worked for BBC Radio Cymru for two years, writing and reading news bulletins.  She then moved to S4C presenting the nightly evening news. before moving to BBC Wales Today. Since this time Jennifer has reported and produced lunchtime and weekend bulletins. For the past 12 months Jennifer has presented the main 1830 BBC Wales Today news programme on a regular basis.

Jenny Eclair has become synonymous with Grumpy Old Women Live, having co-written the show and starred in every performance to date.  Following much critical acclaim this theatre phenomenon has, over the course of two sell-out UK tours, a hugely successful West End residency and tour of Australia, sold in excess of 150,000 tickets.  Last autumn Jenny toured with the ‘Because I Forgot To Get A Pension’ show, which saw her return to her stand-up roots.

From the minute Kristina Grimes hit our screens during the first episode of 'The Apprentice', the nation were left in no doubt that she was a force to be reckoned with.

Kristinawas, without doubt, the people's favourite. She excelled at every task undertaken and displayed a steel-like determination to succeed. Her outstanding business attributes were evident week after week and, unlike many of the other competitors, stayed clear of the back-biting that they appeared to thrive on. The viewing public were shocked when, during the final episode, Sir Alan Sugar did not choose her as the winner. Kristina, as always, accepted defeat with utter dignity, further endearing her to the massive 'Apprentice' audience.

Born and bred in Gowerton, Swansea, Lowri Morgan graduated in Music - specialising in voice. She is an accomplished soloist as well as being a trained violinist and pianist. During her youth, she was a member of the National Youth Choir as well as the National Youth Orchestra and travelled with the county orchestra as their soloist singing Welsh folk songs throughout America.

Lucy Owen is one of the most famililar faces on Welsh television with more than 20 years broadcasting experience. She presents BBC Wales’ flagship news programme ‘Wales Today’ and he popular consumer programme ‘X-Ray’. She also presents on BBC Radio Wales.

Lucy has devised and presented a number of documentaries in recent years – ‘Working Mum’ ‘My Big School Dilemma’ and ‘Middle Aged Me’.

Lucy has written an engaging children’s picture book ‘Boo-a-bog in the Park’ and, as an ambassador for the Noah’s Ark Charity, she is donating profits to help raise money for The Children’s Hospital for Wales. Her next book for children ‘The Sea House’ will be published next year.

Stunning television presenter Mai Davies has had an impressive career in television to-date. She was, for several years, the reader of the daily Sky Television news. Mai has also presented many other television programmes, including the weekly chat show/discussion programme 'On the Edge' featuring high profile celebrities and prominent figures; 'Wales This Week', the award winning weekly investigative current affairs programme; 'First Past The Post', a 'Pop Idol' type competition to find an 'alternative politician'; 'Sharp End Debates' studio debates during Assembly and General Elections as 'Question Time'; 'Sharp End', an issue based political discussion programme and 'Wales Decides', live Assembly Election results.

Michelle Mone grew up in the East End of Glasgow. Entrepreneurial Spirit was prevalent from an early age and whilst her friends had posters of Duran Duran on their wall, she had Richard Branson. When Michelle's father was struck down with an illness that left him confined to a wheelchair, in order to support her Mum & Dad, Michelle left school at age 15 with no qualifications to find full time employment.

Nicola Beckford is a familiar face to Breakfast TV viewers in the West Country, having presented the news on BBC One for Points West.

A versatile BBC presenter and journalist, Nicola has a warm and confident style with many years experience in broadcasting.

Rachael wanted to leave College at 16. She had no idea what she wanted to do but fate intervened when, one day, their domestic cleaner did not turn up and Rachael offered to do the cleaning for her mother. She found that she enjoyed it and started cleaning for friends and neighbours. There seemed to be a good deal of interest in the service she offered so she invested just £20 to have flyers printed and distributed them around the houses in her locality. The response was better than Rachael anticipated and she was inundated with enquiries so decided to rope in some carefully chosen staff to help.

 

Rebecca John is a popular and experienced reporter and presenter on the television news programme, BBC Wales Today.  Rebecca has a passion for languages and studied French and German at Cambridge University. She has also learnt Welsh and has appeared on the S4C programme, Welsh in a Week. Rebecca's love of language and attention to detail have earned her the title of Wales Today's unofficial 'grammar tsar'.

 

Ruth Badger grew up in Wolverhampton. At 16 she left full time education, with just 3 GCSE's, to join a YTS in the Civil Service. Her first big break was when she got a job working as a processor for a local financial services Company.

Ruth quickly excelled, was promoted 4 times in just 18 months, and was awarded with four company awards for performance, including the fantastic accolade of National Employee of the year for GE Capital, receiving an all expenses cruise around Europe.

Ruth then doubled her earning potential by working for a national company based in Bury, selling loans and mortgages face to face in the home environment.

Ruth Madoc is best known for her wonderful portrayal of Gladys Pugh in the classic comedy series 'Hi-De-Hi!' for which received a BAFTA nomination.

A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has covered every aspect of the theatrical and entertainment industry, making her one of the country's most sought after leading ladies.

Sandi had six years schooling at Mamoroneck High School, New York and later attained a First Class honours degree in Archaeology and Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge. At Cambridge she was awarded the Theresa Montefiore Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement.   She appeared in a variety of Footlights shows and was the director, writer and performer of the first all female Cambridge Revue.

Sara Edwards is one of Wales' best known and much loved television presenters who was the main news anchor for BBC Wales television for many years.  Sara was born in Wales but grew up and was educated in London where she studied her BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History. Sara Edwards commenced her broadcasting career with Capital Radio in London where she co-wrote a drama documentary series on the history of London. The success of this led to County Sound in Guildford, where she presented a late night music show five nights a week. The offer of her own show followed with lots of music, chat and live phone-ins. Sara also produced and presented a 'Down Your Way' type programme which was a huge hit with the listeners of Surrey and Hampshire and the 'Sara Show' ended up being extended to three hours by the independent radio authority ILR.

Sarah Dickins is one of the most established and experienced Presenters in Wales. For twenty years she has worked for the BBC presenting live network programmes on BBC 1 and 2 as well as a wide range of television and radio programmes for BBC Wales. She was the first Industrial Correspondent on British tv. She produces a variety of documentaries for her own independent production company. Sarah started out in journalism at Gwent Broadcasting just as the 1984 Miners Strike began. She was the radio stations sole reporter on the year long strike. She gained a huge amount of experience and won the trust of all sides of the dispute, leading politicians and communities. That trust then enabled her to break a host of exclusive stories across the UK.  She is co-owner of an organic sheep farm which supplies top restaurants all over the UK.

Hugely popular and high profile in Wales, Sarra Elgan is one of the most talented, professional and attractive presenters around.

Sarra is currently the pitch-side reporter for Clwb Rygbi on S4C. She is also the presenter for Speedway on Sky Sports, Rugby World Cup and Celtic League Rugby for S4C/BBC. A lover of all sport and music, she was the presenter for Wakestock 2008 shown on both S4C and Channel 4. Most recently Sarra could be seen presenting 100% Rugby, 100% Fitness, Paparazzi and Bandit, a prime-time weekly youth music show plus Ceri Greu which is a children's art programme all for S4C.

Sian Lloyd was a familiar face on BBC Wales Television for more than ten years, presenting Wales Today and the two hour drive-time radio news programme, Good Evening Wales on BBC Radio Wales.

Sian currently presents BBC Breakfast (BBC One) and is a correspondent for BBC network news based in London.

Sian is highly intelligent and was a lawyer in London and China before training as a journalist. Sian is known as a ‘style icon’.

Sue Perkins began her career as one quarter of double act ‘Mel and Sue’. They first found fame on Channel Four’s daytime show, ‘Light Lunch’, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot with the imaginatively titled, ‘Late Lunch’. Together they jumped and shouted  through countless hours of television, marking the start of a double act that has lasted for seventeen years. Mel and Sue have appeared in five national tours and six Edinburgh festivals, played netball on Room 101, dressed up as Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson for Celebrity Stars in their Eyes and been propositioned, twice, by Michael Bolton.