Our Inspiration

We have seen the value of good communication skills to senior business executives for over 20 years but working with children at the Hereford Festival of Performing Arts has been truly inspirational.  The impact of the six months of preparation and the performance on the confidence of every child is tangible and remains an essential component in the achievement of children of all abilities.  We have developed the Oracy Hub to provide the resources to help bring the benefits of improved communication skills to children at all stages of their education.

Our Team

Mimi Hughes - Coaching Principal

Mimi holds degrees in Medical Sciences and Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Teaching Diploma in Public Speaking and Communication from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 
Mimi spent her early career with the Global Public Relations company Burson-Marsteller, with responsibility for internal and client training across their network.
For over 20 years Mimi has been helping people to communicate persuasively. Her training is innovative, dynamic and enjoyable and achieves tangible results. She changes the way people communicate; liberating the power of their voices and learning the art of persuasive, compelling speaking. She has worked with many of the major corporations, advising senior leaders and rising executives and has prepared children of all abilities for performance at the Hereford Festival of Performing Arts in Poetry and Public Speaking.
Mimi is also a popular speaker and facilitator at conferences. 

Nick Hughes - Head Of Operations

Nick holds degrees in Architecture and an MSc in Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London.
Nick developed his early career in the British Army and at a major international management consultancy.  Over the last 20 years he has followed a successful entrepreneurial career, founding and managing companies in Government Consultancy and Cloud Computing.  
Nick has extensive business experience managing highly effective teams and leading negotiations on company creation and sale, software intellectual property and major capital projects valued in excess of £100m.
Nick manages the operations of The Oracy Hub and helps design the course content as it relates to the world of work.