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Speaker Biography

Hugh Flouch

Hugh is the founder of Networked Neighbourhoods, an organisation working with communities and organisations using technology-based approaches to strengthen neighbourhoods and create opportunities for the more efficient delivery of public services.

Hugh’s current focus is the development innovative and practical social media-based projects that deliver social benefit and a programme of leading edge research. His recent work has included the establishment the award winning Harringay Online, one of the UK’s most successful citizen-led online neighbourhood networks; working with the DCLG & the London Borough of Haringey using social media to support older people in their neighbourhoods; supporting the Big Lottery using connective technologies as part of their Big Local programme. In 2010, he directed a research programme uncovering the true impacts of citizen-led local websites and their implications for local authorities.

Previously Hugh built up 20 years’ experience of consulting to organisations around leadership, selection, communication and organisational culture. Working both in the UK and internationally, Hugh’s clients included a wide range of organisations in both public and private sectors. Between 1995 & 2006, Hugh was Managing Director of the UK operations for two global consulting firms.