Stephen Hughes has been active in international intellectual property exploitation; company start-up – notably in legal technology; licencing; and business support and incubation for over 15 years. He is an expert in business development and the creation of major business partnerships and networks.
Prior to re-joining Imprimatur Steve held senior positions in both angel investment companies and Higher Education institutions and has worked with and for many ‘World Top 200’ universities. He has served on the boards of several major UK business support and early stage investment programmes, including the PARK investment fund; Westfocus consortium; and the South East Enterprise Hubs, having been an integral part of the fund-raising team for each of these ventures.
Steve holds honours and postgraduate degrees in Economics; and European Economics and Finance respectively and is an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) for services to knowledge transfer.