Hugh leads Locality’s consultancy business and is an experienced business coach, financial analyst and investment readiness expert. On behalf of the Locality, Hugh sits on the Board of the Adventure Capital Fund and on the Investment Committee of the Adventure Capital Fund.
He is a founder partner and Chair of the Key Fund Yorkshire where he also Chairs the Investment Panel. Key Fund invests in social businesses and manages two social incubator projects for the Cabinet Office.
Hugh leads for Locality in developing the market for Community Shares, supported by DCLG, and other methods of raising social equity finance such as crowd funding. He remains active in his own community of Manningham in Bradford as a Director of ABL and of Manningham Mills Community Association.