Vimla Appadoo

As a Service Designer at FutureGov, I’ve been bringing my passion for Service Design and user-centred services to the forefront of public sector innovation.

At 21, I co-founded Experience Matters consultancy, winning the NHS CCG as my first client. Since then, I also co-founded SheSaysMCR, managed DrinkaboutMCR and managed Manchester Social Entrepreneurs. I have been an advisor to the Youth Charter, I am a Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust and I am currently on the board for the Big Youth Group to help young people to define their own career paths in the UK.

I have been an advisor on international government tech missions and a mentor for various startup programmes. In 2016, I was voted on to the Northern Power Future List and in 2018 won the Young Digital Leader of the Year award at Digital Leaders. Throughout my career, I have remained conscious of my decisions and focus to bringing passion into my work, to make continuous a difference.

I strongly believe in representing under represented voices across platforms, so that we can begin to shift the narrative so that more people can create the changes that they want to see to be happier and healthier and live more fulfilled lives.