Hugh read Engineering Science at New College, Oxford University, where he specialised in Mechanical and Civil Engineering and graduated with a 1st Class honours degree. He won a university prize for performance in finals examinations.
On graduating, Hugh started his career with Atkins in their Bristol office, becoming a Chartered Engineer in 2004. He moved to Ernest Griffiths Consulting Engineers in 2005 where he worked in the Bath office as an Associate Mechanical Engineer, working as lead engineer on a number of schemes. He became a founding partner of E3 Consulting Engineers in 2010.
Hugh has been lead engineer on many projects in the education, commercial, retail, and leisure sectors. He has specialist knowledge of sustainable buildings having designed several schemes with BREEAM and Passivhaus certification. Additionally, several of Hugh’s schemes have been regeneration of historic buildings including Listed buildings and Scheduled Monuments. He is a registered as a Low Carbon Consultant with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).