Meet the core team

Tim Stubbs Hughes

Founder & Director

Tim trained as an actor at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and then completed his Master of Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.

He has been involved in theatre, producing, directing, handling the publicity, marketing, and fundraising for over 30 successful and critically acclaimed productions presented everywhere from London and Edinburgh to Europe and South Africa.

Tim also has extensive commercial experience from his work in presentations and desktop publishing within investment banking.

Since establishing Grey Swan in 2010, Tim has developed the company to focus on providing branding services for its clients through a range of solutions.

In terms of the day-to-day operations of Grey Swan, he works in the areas of web design, photography, presentations, and video content.

Julia Stubbs Hughes


Julia trained as an actor at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and then pursued a career in theatre, acting in both new writing and classics.

During this time, Julia was also a joint Artistic Director of WHen. a new writing/new work company. Alongside producing their critically acclaimed productions, which included a number of World Premieres from talented new playwrights, she acted and directed for the company. In addition, Julia is now a published playwright and writes her own film blog.

Julia has also gained considerable commercial experience through her executive support roles in both established consultancies and successful start-ups.

At Grey Swan, Julia works in the areas of copywriting, social media, web design, and marketing, whilst also focusing on developing the company’s client base.

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