Dan joined the HealthBid team as a Bid Writer in July 2018. Dan is from Yorkshire, football lover and recently graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Liverpool.

Morning, Dan! Pretty easy kick off question: what is your full name?

Daniel Josiah Wilfred Illingworth

What causes are you passionate about?

Mental Health, particularly surrounding teenagers and young adults, and Sexual Health.

If you could be anybody for a day, who would you be and why?

I’d probably want to be a footballer, so I’d be the best one in the world - Lionel Messi. I would love to score a goal in front of 90,000 people, it would be an amazing feeling and the crowd would go away buzzing.

Awesome answer! What was the last thing you Googled?

‘Fantasy Football Scout’ – it’s a website that gives you tips on who to select for your Fantasy Football team and gives you stats on the different players [it should be noted that Dan is currently leading the HealthBid Fantasy Football league! - Ed]

Do you like cheese?

Yeah, I guess.

What is your favourite type of cheese?

Mozzarella, but I’m not that fussy. As long as it’s not ridiculously strong!

Now it’s time for the Pub Quiz question: what is the current UK number one?


Unlucky! It was ‘In My Feelings – Drake’. Next question: if you were an animal, what would you be?

I’d like to be something that flies because I want to see the world from a different perspective and it’s easier to get about, isn’t it? A seagull, probably, because they’re always by the sea, so you’d have great views and you’d be able to nick people’s food.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I once played football with a professional footballer – Danny Cadamarteri, who’s from my hometown.

Awesome! Cheers, Dan!