It’s early days for Hughes at the Warrington HQ of Eddie Stobart, where last year revenue increased by 8.6% to £126.7m, with underlying EBITDA up a whopping 69.8% to £30.0m.

Previously deputy director of communications at the Environment Agency, Hughes is currently working on a communications strategy to establish the budget and resources she needs. It’s likely to involve the continued diversification of the business, after successful moves into manufacturing and construction last year. Outside of work, the mum of three loves to cook and entertain friends.