Hugh Hutchinson Smith - Old Davidean
Hugh Hutchinson Smith joined St David’s College severely dyslexic and under confident.
But he was quick to take part in the outdoor education programme and for the first time in his life found success representing the school in sailing, climbing and skiing.
He also won a place in the Welsh Sailing Squad. He benefitted from the school’s excellent learning support department and achieved good GCSE and A’ level results enabling him entry to Bangor University to read Product Design.
Whilst there he was given the opportunity to work for several design companies in different areas including Silver Lining, an exclusive furniture design company and ISC, a climbing equipment manufacturer.
At the end of his three years he achieved a First Class honours degree. Hugh is now the design manager at Air Covers, a leading company which manufactures textile products for the aerospace industry.
His role includes overseeing all design and manufacturing. The company exports worldwide, which enables him to travel extensively.
Hugh said: “Without the opportunities St David’s College gave me, I would not have got GCSEs, let alone A Levels and achieved a great degree which opened the door to a fascinating career.
“One day I am working on a Typhoon and another on an Apache helicopter.”
Find out more here: https://youtu.be/CiC8QDSIX-UPublished: January 25 2018