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“It is refreshing to partner with an inspirational individual like Anne Hughes. Professional funny and engaging, Anne oozes passion with that delightful Glasgow charm, she clearly has a desire to help people achieve their potential. As an employer we have benefited hugely, after attending a session with Anne my Team was incredibly inspired and motivated. Not only is Anne a professional she brings humour and charisma to her events in a real way. I cannot praise Anne more, if you get the opportunity I would highly recommend that you ignite with Anne”

Jennifer Ganson | People Development Director

Blythswood Square Glasgow.

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“The sessions delivered by Anne Hughes of Ignite, were hugely valuable to our staff. Above all the sessions helped to ignite staff to the organisations values and really develop a mindset whereby each individual has the ability to be the change in the room, and influence and motivate them to do the same. Working with Ignite was a great experience, and helped to really harness the potential that we all have as individuals and as part of the wider organisation.”

Kirsten Sinclair | Chief Operating Officer

Glasgow Children’s Hospitals Charity

“After a college merger, Anne was asked to come into our campus to help achieve a more positive attitude from our workforce.  What happened next….. well she did it! These sessions definitely had an immediate and ongoing impact. When it comes to motivational speaking and enabling, Anne Hughes Ignite is second to none. This is her niche, she makes a difference whilst inspiring”

Maureen Healy | Organisational Learning Consultant

Glasgow Clyde Colleges

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Anne spoke at my recent "An Appointment with Life" coaching event, sharing her story on her life changing experience with illness and recovery and her mission to inspire and empower women across the world. She was honest, gritty, truthful and compelling!! 

She has an uncanny ability to connect deeply with people and not only shares her truth, but her lineage, experience and no hold barred desire to challenge people to make a difference. In walking her talk, her light and influence shine through as she gave us goose bumps and many a aha moment. So passionate and sincere.  

Senga Cree | Coach

Anne spoke at the Blythswood Brunch for One4Events about her story and what makes her who she is now.

Anne was outstanding - while being 100% herself and enthusiastic - she managed to reach the audience on an emotional level (there were tears!) and an inspired everyone - they left feeling WOW!

So motivational and sincere - everyone needs an Anne in their lives! I highly recommend Anne to any corporate or social contacts looking for a public speaker.

Heather Offord | Director


Anne - thank you for coming to speak at the annual Institue of Fundraising Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I could not recommend Anne enough, she came into the room with such passion, displayed her guts and determination that no matter what life has thrown at her, she succeeds.

Her energy was palpable in the room with everyone feeling very inspired and motivated to carry on with the day job. As a bunch of fundraisers, we can get bogged down in the day job and forget why we are all here. Thank you for reminding us.

Nadine Campbell | Chair, IoF Northern Ireland 

We would like to thank Anne for understanding our brief so easily, for committing to our group with enthusiasm and self believe and for making such a difference to our Glasgow 2019 Mindstore summer event.

Her introduction was very insightful – the examples she used to emphasise the importance of having a clear goal, working collaboratively and responding to change were perfect. Anne has an abundance of energy and a nothing will stop me attitude. Her charisma and credibility came across to the entire audience from the very moment she took to the stage. These attributes were expressed by Anne in the most positive, powerful and professional manner. Anne has developed her own style of presenting and holds the attention of her audience with her real life story.

It was clear that she put a lot of work in to ensure that we got the right message out from the start. It was a pleasure working with her and we hope our paths cross again and I personally would invite Anne back to our Glasgow Mindstore summer event in 2020.

Tom Coates  & George Gray | Glasgow Mindstore Group


We commissioned Anne for a short piece of work to identify potential funding for a specific project. Anne’s experience and credibility was evident from the start and she very quickly developed a clear understanding of the business, the product and the brief, delivered a comprehensive piece of work in a relatively short time frame. Anne’s energy, enthusiasm and positive can do attitude was refreshing to see and she certainly had a positive impact on everyone she worked with along the way.

Ben Lam | Director of Operations | Live Borders

Anne Hughes recently did a session with my team.  The brief: The team were going through a period of change, know that they would be supported to get outside their comfort zone and to start planning proactive fundraising and to feel excited by the opportunity of change. 

The session was excellent, Anne engaged with the team in her usual down to earth “I have been in your shoes” way and took them on a journey, firstly about how important it is to engage people from the WHY and not the WHAT.  Then we spent time on having the confidence and support to take themselves into that place of growth which doesn’t always feel comfortable. 

The team were super engaged and are really keen to try  the methods they learned. 

Thanks for a top day Anne and I look forward to doing this again. 

Mhairi Cameron | Head of Fundraising, Scotland | Action for Children 


Anne has been a vital support to the Depaul UK team throughout COVID-19. Her can do attitude, skills and experience have been so valuable to us, she has supported the team through one of the most difficult times to be a fundraiser on record, and helped our community team achieve their targets under incredibly testing circumstances. I would also add that Anne has a fabulous sense of humour and has embraced the fun loving nature of my team. Thank you Anne, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and ill be keeping in touch.

Kevin Clements | Exec Director of Fundraising & Comms | Depaul UK

“I have been on a fantastic journey with Anne identifying my strengths and those of my colleagues. This has been invaluable to me and has really helped me look at our team in a completely different way and help us set course for our future success as a team.

Anne has been amazing and such a joy to work with, she is warm, friendly, inspiring and an absolute professional. Her enthusiasm is infectious and I have enjoyed every session. She has gone over and above and has signposted, shared, directed and helped me look at things in different ways.

The sessions are never long enough and I have found a coach I can’t recommend highly enough.”


Graeme Luke | Chief Executive Officer | Scouts Scotland

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