Former COI director of live events Simon Hughes has set up
his own consultancy business, MCHA.
Hughes says he will use his more than 10 years of
experience at the now defunct government agency to work with corporates and
agencies on the development of live events and digital engagement.
Hughes said he was ‘revelling in the freedom’ and would not
be limiting himself to public sector work: “With the incredible range of event
experience that I've been lucky enough to be involved in during the last 10
years, I'm not limiting myself to a particular type of event per se. It is much
more interesting to see where I can add real value based on my experience and
“I'm discussing a number of different projects with people
at the moment - obviously I've had to wait to make sure I was free before
starting that process.”
He added that he would continue in his role as vice-chairman
of industry association Eventia.
“My work with Eventia is looking really exciting,” he said.
“We have some great ideas to bring to our members over the next few months -
the Summer Eventia 2012 in two weeks time has some fantastic content and
speakers lined up, so that will be a blast. A great way to kick-start the
MCHA does not yet have its own website, but Simon Hughes can
be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured: Simon Hughes