Shazia Awan has been presenting the Big debate on the BBC Asian Network as well as having hosted her own live show on the BBC Radio Wales summer season. She is is a regular commentator across the BBC network, including Radio 4, Radio 2, Radio 5, the BBC News Channel Paper Review, and BBC Wales. Shazia has a particular focus on content development, communications consultancy and media training for individuals and corporate clients. Shazia has worked with various third sector organisations, including the Trussell Trust and Religions for Peace. She is a prominent equality campaigner and passionate about women, LGBT, young people and BAME. She is Vice-President of the Council for Voluntary Youth Action, and an Ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card. Shazia is on the panel of judges for the National Apprenticeship Awards and the National Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and is regularly booked to host events or address companies about best equality practices. Shazia's impressive career led to her being listed in the Management Today/Sunday Times '35 under 35'.
Dave Evans is a multi award-winning film maker, with accolades from Bafta, The Royal Television Society, Prix De Europe, and film festivals from Amsterdam to New York and Tokyo. Dave has worked with all the major UK broadcasters as a director/producer and writer including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C and ITV. He has taught at Cardiff University, Trinity Carmarthen and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as a drama coach. He works in a volunteer capacity with young people and refugees in the UK and Europe. His participatory arts project 'The Refugee House' at the National Museum of Wales received over 6,000 visits. He has worked as a creative practitioner and adviser on Media Practice for many institutions in Wales including Arts Council Wales, Caerphilly Council and Artes Mundi.
Cai Howells has 10 years experience as a film maker and freelance camera operator having worked with broadcasters including ITV Wales, BBC Wales, BBC 4 & Channel 4 and has recently begun production on his first feature-doc. In 2015, he co-founded the Wales International Documentary Festival and has since worked as the festival's coordinator. He has produced promotional and branded material for high profile clients including British Gas, the Welsh Assembly Government and the NHS. He has worked as a creative practitioner for many institutions in Wales including Arts Council Wales, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council, Zoom Cymru and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.