A former British Army Officer, Hugh Ottewell is the Executive Director of My Language Hub. He has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages from Liverpool John Moores University.
He passionately believes that high quality translation and language delivery are essential elements for the global market. Hugh feels that it is not just what you are saying but how you say it that really counts. He underpins the concept that technology can currently assist enormously but the human factor will still provide the necessary polish required to produce first class products.
A fluent Spanish speaker with working French and a knowledge of Portuguese, Hugh has developed a wealth of cultural understanding of the Hispano-Luso world. Hugh is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and a Chartered Linguist (CL), as well as a Spanish examiner for the International Baccalaureate, AQA, and Cambridge International Examinations.
As the Executive Director at My Language Hub Ltd., Hugh is in a unique position to confidently guide clients in whatever language requirements they may seek special support in.
Hugh is also the Chairman of the Business Improvement District (BID) for his hometown, Letchworth Garden City. This role enables him to understand the demands on business in the local environment. This voluntary position allows Hugh to assist in directing efforts to bolster the resurgence of the Town Centre as an attractive location for both business and pleasure.