Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes

EU Awards Manager at SapientNitro
London, United Kingdom


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EU Awards Manager - Creative Excellence
London, United Kingdom
January 2016 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Managing the awards strategy, competition participation and program deliverables across Europe.
Awards Manager
January 2012 - January 2016 (4 years)
Awards Manager for Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia and Eurobest.
Launched Cannes Chimera Initiative, run in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Production Assistant
Mentorn Media
October 2011 - January 2012 (3 months)
Production Assistant on 'The World's Scariest' series, 'Cowboy Builders' and 'Stephen Lawrence - A Time For Justice'. Temporary contract.
English Teacher (Key Stages 3 and 4)
Rooks Heath College
September 2010 - October 2011 (1 year 1 month)
Senior school teacher - English Literature and English Language (state system).
New Business Executive
Content is King Limited
January 2010 - August 2010 (7 months)
New Business Executive and Account Manager for boutique production house 'Content is King', specialising in communications, pitch and advertising films.
Director and Acting Coach
The Poor School
July 2007 - February 2010 (2 years 7 months)
Acting Coach and Director at professional acting training institution, The Poor School.
International Admissions Officer
London NW4 4BT, United Kingdom
July 2009 - January 2010 (6 months)
International Admissions Officer at Middlesex University. Temporary contract.
Partners Officer
PMETB - The Post Medical Education and Training Board
February 2008 - August 2008 (6 months)
Partners Officer, responsible for all Partner communications and events at PMETB. Temporary contract.
PR & Communications Officer and Soho Shorts Festival Coordinator
London, United Kingdom
July 2004 - February 2007 (2 years 7 months)
PR & Communications Officer at Rushes PostProduction - responsible for PR, web-content, client and staff events.
Festival Coordinator for global short film festival, Rushes Soho Shorts.
Previous roles at the same company:
Festival Assistant (May 05 - Aug 05)
Library Despatch Assistant (March 05 - May 05)
Runner/Client Assistant (July 04 -Sept 04)


Master’s Degree, MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology (PG Certificate awarded 2016)

University of East London Cass School of Education and Communities
2015 - 2017 (2 years)

2 Year Acting Training

The Poor School
2005 - 2007 (2 years)

Diploma, Introduction to Filmmaking - Distinction

The London Film Academy
2004 (1 year)

BA Hons English and Drama - 2:1

University of Bristol
2001 - 2004 (3 years)
Most competitive arts course for entry across Europe in the year of entry.

A-Level English Literature, Philosophy and Theatre Studies - A Grades

St Albans School
1999 - 2001 (2 years)
Awarded school prize for achieving the top academic score in the A-Level examinations of the above, for all three subjects .

GCSEs - 9

1994 - 1999 (5 years)
The highest ranked school in the UK terms of academic achievement in the year of graduation.

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