The core team of Grey Swan

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 for over 25 years, 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 over the last 15 years.

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. And in terms of the day-to-day operations, 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.

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 film blogger.

Over the last 15 years, Julia has 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 web design, copywriting, social media, and marketing, whilst also focusing on business development and broadening the company’s client base.

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Our process

Whether you need a new website or a refresh of your current one, some eye-catching business cards, a striking portrait image, the crafting of a powerful mission statement, or an impressive slide presentation, then we can help with any or all of this.

Coming from a theatre background, we’re all about meeting our clients face-to-face to really take the time talking through the details of what you want to achieve – from the smallest adjustment of your brand to the launch of a whole new project.










Who we’ve worked with

From individuals and start-ups to leading UK businesses, we’ve worked in a range of industry sectors with our clients…

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!

Lesley, Mercuri Urval