Mike Hurst

Mike Hurst

Media and Creative Industries Consultant: Strategic Partnerships, Marketing Communications and Digital

  • Location: Greater London
  • Career stage: Expert

A highly experienced senior executive with a Creative industry focus, providing leadership, vision and strategy, combined with business and commercial expertise. Politically astute with a wealth of experience gained in large, complex, entrepreneurial media organisations. 

Well practiced in all elements of senior management, creative leadership and directing a business strategy, vision and values. A strong networker and well connected within the industry, building trusted, meaningful partnerships.

Led the Engagement Division within Creative Skillset, with responsibilities for industry partnerships, the brand, PR, marketing communications and digital platforms including Hiive, the new online creative community helping people and businesses connect, collaborate and grow.

Work History

Consultant | Media & Creative Industries | Former Executive Director at Creative Skillset - Consultant

May 2015 - Present

Executive Director - Partnerships, Marketing Communications, Hiive - Creative Skillset

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Consultant / Managing Director - brandbeyond ltd

2012 - 2013

Director - BSkyB - Sky Creative Agency

2007 - 2012

Director - BSkyB - Creative Services

1998 - 2007


Design - BA - Kingston University

Sep 1979 - Jun 1982


  • Marketing
  • Account/client management
  • Branding and Brand Marketing
  • Business development
  • Business planning/strategy
  • Business skills/running a business
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creative
  • Creative Leadership
  • Customer services
  • Digital
  • Digital content skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Management and leadership
  • Networking
  • Organisational skills
  • Production
  • Project management
  • Strategic Partnerships