John Hughes has over 16 years’ development experience, the majority of which has been gained during his time at Ask, delivering highly complex, city centre office, leisure and retail projects.

John joined the board and became a shareholder in 2008 and has worked closely with some of Ask’s key strategic partners including Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Network Rail.  

In July 2013, John was appointed managing director, responsible for the strategic direction of the company, taking the lead role on key projects including First Street and Embankment, securing new business and providing individual project support team members, whilst building and maintaining strong relationships with Ask’s public and private sector partners.

More recently, John has successfully steered the company in its delivery of the strategic objectives set by the board, and under his leadership, Ask continues to enjoy the benefits of a powerful brand, strong market position and excellent forward earnings capacity.