Darren Hughes – Managing Director
Darren joined Agora in 2000. Starting his career with the group in a marketing role, that progressed to business development and then became Managing Director in 2008. Previous to Agora, Darren volunteered as a Special Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police service for six years, whilst studying marketing and business management. He then worked for Europe’s leading publisher of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology information. Darren lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, two children, Evie and Harry, and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs. For his sins, Darren is an avid Crystal Palace fan and fisherman – the fishing a release from the pain of supporting Palace.
Glenn Fisher – Associate Publisher
Glenn has been working in information publishing since 2007, after leaving local government, where he worked for five years as a Financial Auditor. Starting out in Agora as a copywriter, he has since gone on to write many successful promotions for products and services across a wide variety of niches. While working with Agora he has developed a keen interest in all areas of the business, including editorial and marketing and in 2014 became the Associate Publisher for the group. He has a degree in Professional Writing and is a big fan of modern literature, particularly Paul Auster and Milan Kundera. In his spare time he plays bass guitar in a rock band called Elk. He is originally from Grimsby, but now lives in South West London.
Matt Allinson – Editorial Broadcaster
Matt is currently the youngest and one of the newest members to the Agora team, having joined in 2014. After completing his A levels he decided to complete a Level 3 Digital Marketing apprenticeship. Having successfully graduated from his apprenticeship he is now our full time Editorial Broadcaster. In his spare time he plays football for his local side and has an interest in photography, which stemmed from his school studies. He lives in Harpenden.
Sarah Cridland – Lead Generation Manager
Sarah joined Agora in 2007 after completing a degree in Biomedical Science. Her main focus in the group is finding new ways to share our ideas with a wider audience and is particularly skilled in online marketing channels, such as Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click advertising. In her spare time she is a keen genealogist and enjoys going to the theatre. Her favourite band is Goldfrapp. She currently lives in Essex.
Claire Roberts – Product Development Assistant
Claire began her career at Agora in 2008. Working in our Customer Service department she developed an insightful knowledge of our company from the point of view of our readers and eventually moved into our product development team, where she plays an integral role in ensuring our products and services meet the needs of our readers. In her spare time she loves DIY and is currently renovating her home. She lives in South West London.
Dean Murphy – Designer
Dean joined Agora in 2002. As our Head of Design, he makes sure the products and services we provide readers look good both online and in print. Dean is qualified in Art and Design and Advanced Graphic Design and more recently has studied Web Publishing, developing his knowledge of HTML/CSS. When not spending his spare time with his wife and their young daughter, he is an ardent follower of Queens Park Rangers. He also enjoys playing football, as well as boxing. He lives in Orpington, Kent.
Rob Jones – Developer
Rob joined the Agora team here in the UK in 2014, though prior to that he helped set up Agora’s Argentinian office. It’s his job to make sure all of our websites run smoothly and find new ways to help deliver readers a better service online. Rob has a degree in politics, but likes to spend his spare time making films with his friends. Their most recent effort – Ibiza Undead – should hit the straight-to-DVD shelves any time now. He lives in Muswell Hill, London – next to a golf course.
Duncan Moreland – Copywriter
Duncan joined Agora in 2012. Since joining he has written promotions, articles and reviews – basically, anything with words in it. He’s got a degree in English with Creative Writing, which he reckons is tantamount to having a napkin signed by Lionel Richie attached to your CV. In his spare time he falls off skateboards, reads science fiction and whiles his life away on the odd video game – not to mention the great time and effort he puts into annoying his significant other. He currently lives in South East London, where market stalls, bookies and underpriced fishmongers are the rule of law.