“Tim Hughes….. brilliant. Meticulous, accurate and informed - he is a remarkable researcher."
BBC TV Question Time
"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
“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.”
Club England, Football Association
“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.”
England Cricket Team
“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.”
Presenter & Special Reporter
Al Jazeera Television News
“John (Read) played a leading role in the successful marketing campaign to launch Twenty20, which has now become a global sporting phenomenon.”
former Chief Cricket Correspondent
"Tim Hughes knows Africa inside and out."
Dr Addo Kufuor
former Cabinet Minister
"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!"
BBC TV News Presenter
"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
"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!"
The Walkabout Foundation
Trustee, Sabin Vaccine Institute
Trustee, Millennium Promise UK
"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."
Think Africa Press
"Tim Hughes has an exceptional repertoire of research experience and achievement."
Professor Robert Schrire
Institute of Public Policy
University of Cape Town