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Hugh Chappell

Non-Executive Director

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Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976. He joined Apple Computer in the UK in 1979 when the personal computer industry was in its infancy.

In 1985 he established Taxan (Europe) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaga Electronics, Japan. In an 18 year period at the helm the business sold more than 5 million computer displays and graphics adaptors with turnover exceeding £50 million per annum.

His personal goal to own and manage his own business was achieved in 2003 when he founded In 2005 he acquired Both digital publications quickly became market leaders in their respective sectors. He sold in October 2007 to Time Warner/IPC Media and in October 2008 to Dennis Publishing.

Hugh has since been involved with several startups as an angel investor and/or advisor. He also works with more established companies in non-executive roles using his considerable experience to provide advice and an independent voice on strategy, performance, risk and people.

He has invested in (dating), now JustPark (parking), Net Communities (publishing), (parking) and Cloudshift Group (SalesForce Consultancy).

His non-executive Director roles include The LADbible Group, Time Out Group, Dennis Publishing and MyVoucherCodes. Hugh is also a Board Member E2Exchange.

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  • Business development
  • HR & team
  • Marketing & PR
  • Strategy & planning
  • Technology
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • Education
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Oscar White

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Really useful.

Hugh is an industry leading expert and it has been really useful to meet with him. His feedback on my business was so valuable. I would highly recommend him and this programme to anyone else looking for help in scaling up.



Fela Hughes

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Thank you!

Meeting with Hugh really helped me get an objective opinion on where to focus. It's very encouraging to know we're on the right track. I can’t tell you how great getting this much of his time was, thank you!


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