Say hello to 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 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 digital solutions. He works in the areas of web design, photography, presentations, and video content.

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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.

She was joint Artistic Director of new writing company WHen. for 12 years, alongside acting in, directing and producing their critically acclaimed productions which included a number of World Premieres from talented new playwrights.  In addition, Julia is now a published playwright and film blogger.

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

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

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Engage with us

Grey Swan are a highly creative, intuitive and responsive team who go to all lengths to meet their clients’ needs. We have used them primarily to represent our market offer in the most compelling way to our customers and have had some great results.

They listen hard to our requirement, provide options and work to tight deadlines to get us what we need. They always go the extra mile, proactively researching around the project to ensure our message is carefully crafted within the context of our clients’ marketplace. A great team – I don’t know how we’d manage without them!

Mercuri Urval