Hugh Chappell

Non-Executive Director, LADbible Group

Hugh has worked in the technology and publishing industries since 1976, joining Apple 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 TrustedReviews.com. In 2005 he acquired bit-tech.net. Both digital publications quickly became market leaders in their respective sectors. He sold TrustedReviews.com in October 2007 to Time Warner/IPC Media and bit-tech.net 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 to provide advice and an independent voice on strategy, performance, risk and people.

He has invested in digital platforms across many genres including dating, parking, and publishing. 

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

Hugh has mentored…

Beyonk

Bring more epic to your everyday. Find and book the best adventure on your doorstep.

 

  • Beyonk
  • Buengo
  • Disability Horizons
  • Noah’s Star

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.”

Oscar White, founder of Beyonk

Hugh has mentored…

Buengo

The marketplace for good that connects causes and the people that support them. Buy, sell, and donate your items or your time and help support the community for good.

  • Beyonk
  • Buengo
  • Disability Horizons
  • Noah’s Star

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!”

Fela Hughes, CEO and Co-Founder of Buengo

Hugh has mentored

Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons magazine is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice.

  • Beyonk
  • Buengo
  • Disability Horizons
  • Noah’s Star

Hugh was a perfect fit to mentor me. He understood my business and my values, enabling him to give both inspiring and practical advice. I gained so much value during our chat.  

Martyn Sibley, CEO, Disability Horizons

Hugh has mentored

Noah’s Star

Noah’s Star, a project run by Sociability Care CIC, allows parents to spend quality time with their sick and preterm babies without having to worry about their other children.

  • Beyonk
  • Buengo
  • Disability Horizons
  • Noah’s Star

Hugh shared his valuable expertise to help me gain clarity. This honest and objective advice has enabled me to have the confidence in taking the next step in our journey to grow our organisation.  

Jo-Anne Shellum, Director, Noah’s Star

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