Our Founder

“An Honours Degree in Engineering and a Chartered Engineer.

I left school at 15 and worked my way up through the academic ranks, craft to technician, ONC to HNC, BSc to Honours and suddenly I realised at 23, on the day of graduation, ‘this ain’t for me!’ and skipped the graduation ceremony!  I decided to fight against the system through hard work, strategy and dedication. With these ingredients I figured I could do better with the rest of my life and gain more reward and purpose outside of conformity. Professional..No! Passionate..Yes!

Hence the journey began and continues today, as I climbed a ladder to a modest top, looked over the wall and knew then that it was on the wrong wall!  I realised the kindness experienced when I had nothing was left behind – it was at ground level. Hence my passion to make a difference at ground level. I am very grateful for the rewards and immense opportunities I received for my hard work and more so for the good health I enjoyed on this journey.

Waffle aside, today my vision of a nomadic and residential intentional kindness community is becoming a reality across our network of venues and through the people connecting with our KindaMovement.

I have a respect for capitalism as a catalyst for sociological development. The KindaVillage community in Wales is the first of what I hope to be many; a reference model for sustainable living and working in harmony with nature. I’d like to see us all moving away from an insular, self-culture, to a new currency of kindness and ‘community beyond community’.

Thanks to the profits generated through my one remaining company, Visiongroup (GB) Ltd, I can fulfil all my social objectives, the hub of which is supporting the values and work of the charity The Missing Kind and its ‘KindaMovement’.  A network for passionate, like-minded people who want social justice for humans, animals and the planet; an ego-free collective to make sustainable change through ethical commercial endeavour ….exciting times!”

– Hugh

The Missing Kind is a registered charity (Registration Number: 1156133) and a registered company in England and Wales (Registration Number: 08811281).

Registered office address: KindaPlace @ Preston Sands Hotel, 10-12, Marine Parade, Paignton, TQ3 2NU

Phone: 01803 558718

Email:  hugh@themissingkind.org

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