Hugh founded McGivern Flynn & Co Ltd in 1982 after working for a number of years with Insurers Allianz and then Irish National (now part of the Zurich Group). Starting from zero, Hugh developed the business into the vibrant SME it is today with a staff of 12. This was achieved by winning the insurance accounts of a broad cross section of the economy – from small concerns to large commercial concerns. In 1994, Hugh formed a specialist credit insurance brokerage, Trade Credit Brokers Ltd and purchased the business off Finance Risk Managers with managers in London based credit insurance brokerage. Hugh continues to be CEO of Trade Credit Brokers, which is now a subsidiary of IFG Group Plc, whilst maintaining his interests as Chairman and Director of McGivern Flynn.
Currently, Hugh holds Directorships in McGivern Flynn & Co. Ltd., Trade Credit Brokers Limited, and a number of investment entities.