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Monday 07 January 2019
by Jackie Emson

Meet the Member - Hayley Hughes from Azure 123

  • Name of Business Azure 123 Limited  
  • Who are you? Hayley Hughes 
  •  What sets you apart from the competition? ME!  
  • How did the business come about? I have worked with SME's from an accounting and banking back ground for over 20 years. I specifically have a pure passion for growing business and developing them into what they dream the future to look like. Starting this business means I can be part of the whole journey for the customer and see the delight at the end of it!  
  • What are your main target markets? I have no specific markets, any business that wants to grow into new ventures or analyse where they are at right now and tweak things, I am interested in. I do have a twinkle in my eye when it comes to High Growth start ups  
  • How long has your business been in existence? it is in its infancy as I started the business in November 2018.  
  • How many staff do you employ? right now it is me, myself and I!  
  • What job or achievement makes you most proud? The proudest moment ever is when I have been able to motivate, impact and create a journey that's gets a customer to make their dreams come true. It sounds really 'cheesy' but I become part of the client's journey, when they get where they want to - I'm extremely proud of them- this is what makes me tick!
  • Where do you see the business being in five years? Having a super reputation for being authentic, true to my word and a trusted professional that you would want in your business.
  • Why Warrington? I have covered Cheshire (apart from Warrington) as a Business Manager and I have covered Liverpool - missing Warrington. However as it was on the cusp of each area I see true potential and I love being at the start of a great journey and I believe this is where Warrington is right now - exciting!
  • Tell us one interesting thing about the business that might surprise us? The name and logo! I was sat in Spain looking at my favourite mountain with a glass of wine, pondering if I should start this new venture. The sky was bright blue and the sea was sparkling in the horizon. So, initially I called the business Azure Business Horizons - Azure (Spanish for sky blue) . Yes its a bit long winded and not very punchy. Then I realised that all of the work I do with people, gives a clear message of making life as easy as 123....the rest is history!
  • Tell us one interesting thing about you that people might not know? (ie, hobbies, amusing fact, etc) I am an absolute mad fan of Warrington Wolves, season ticket holder for nearly 10 years...… however this didn't go down well with my husband's side of the family as my father in law is Eric Hughes - the legend from WIdnes Vikings - oops!!! 
  • Brexit – good, bad, opportunity? Not particularly gone the way I wanted and a shock - however I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason and on that note we have to take it as an opportunity! 
  • Fantasy dinner party – which six people alive or dead would you invite? Bennie Westwood from Warrington Wolves, Jack Whitehall, Barack Obama, David Bowie, Holly Willoughby and my grandad!