Lou Cordwell

Director, ID Manchester

Lou began her career working for WPP before founding Manchester-based digital design studio, magneticNorth (mN). In 2021, mN merged with Fluxx, to create the UK’s leading design and innovation consultancy, Magnetic, where Lou continues to be involved as Chief Creative Officer.  

Lou is Director of ID Manchester, leading the team in the creation of Europe’s most ambitious Innovation District project. She is also on the Greater Manchester Business Board. 

Alongside the day job, she is an active angel investor, with a particular focus on female tech founders.

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