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Tony Hughes


Tony Hughes

Commercial Director at CityCurator

My work philosophy:

Don't panic, just think.

My Roles and Responsibilities

I am responsible for the key commercial decisions and activities for the company. These include raising investment, client deals, partnerships and marketing.


Originally, I went to Film School, then journalism before heading up new media department at a large TV company. I established a Digital Media lab and the UK's first Digital Content incubator that supported 65 companies in 8 years. I set up Focus Innovation to do corporate innovation programmes and advise the Department for International Trade on Creative Industries. I'm currently doing another startup, CityCurator, to help companies move into new international markets easier. I have previously been on new product innovation advisory boards for HP and BBC.

Why am I on Connect?

I like helping people, help themselves.

Whom would I like to mentor?

Someone who is keen to learn and run through walls.

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