David Dimbleby - BBC

“Tim Hughes….. brilliant. Meticulous, accurate and informed - he is a remarkable researcher."

David Dimbleby
BBC TV Question Time

David Cameron - Prime Minister

"John.... I hear you're good, and I want to work with the best."

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Adrian Bevington - Club England

“John has a wealth of experience to offer. He is innovative and very well connected throughout the world and is someone who can be trusted to offer wise counsel.”

Adrian Bevington
Managing Director
Club England, Football Association

Hugh Morris

“John has some outstanding skills, knowledge and experience in corporate communications, and used them to good effect in dealing with some very challenging issues in his time at the England and Wales Cricket Board.”

Hugh Morris
Managing Director
England Cricket Team

Sue Turton - Al Jazeera Television News

“John Read did an amazing job of trying to defend the ECB’s position over the vexed issue of whether the England team should play in Zimbabwe during the 2003 World Cup.”

Sue Turton
Presenter & Special Reporter
Al Jazeera Television News

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

“John (Read) played a leading role in the successful marketing campaign to launch Twenty20, which has now become a global sporting phenomenon.”

Christopher Martin-Jenkins
former Chief Cricket Correspondent
The Times

"Tim Hughes knows Africa inside and out."

Dr Addo Kufuor
former Cabinet Minister

Adam Parsons - BBC TV News

"I've known John (Read) for many years, and have always really valued working with him. He has an instinctive understanding of the way the media works, allied to a first class appreciation of the wider communications environment. But above all, he's a good, trustworthy guy!"

Adam Parsons
BBC TV News Presenter

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth - Former Chairman of Tesco & Vodafone

"When working for me John always performed with great skill and dexterity. I have continued to watch his career with interest and have great admiration for his drive and enthusiasm."

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth
Former Chairman of Tesco & Vodafone

Alisa Swidler - The Walkabout Foundation

"I was delighted to invite Leke to join the Committee for President Clinton's Millennium Network Event at the Dorchester Hotel in October 2009. That event raised over £100,000 for President Clinton's Foundation and, as one of the Event Chairs, Leke played a leading role in securing that final fundraising figure. Leke continues to be one of my first port of calls. He is an exceptional source of information, ideas and contacts. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!"

Alisa Swidler
The Walkabout Foundation
Trustee, Sabin Vaccine Institute
Trustee, Millennium Promise UK

James Schneider - Think Africa Press

"Leke is multi-talented. He has a strong knowledge base, a pool of connections and a clear desire to enhance both. He strives to fully research issues and get behind the story rather than parroting the cliches of the day. Always alert, Leke will give you what you ask of him and probably surprise you with a little extra."

James Schneider
Think Africa Press

Professor Robert Schrire - University of Cape Town

"Tim Hughes has an exceptional repertoire of research experience and achievement."

Professor Robert Schrire
Institute of Public Policy
University of Cape Town