Tim Hague - Mountbatten Program

Tim Hague

Tim Hague

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Program: New York

Intake: May 2008

Current Role: Startup owner, a Royal Society of Arts Member, ex-BBC broadcaster


Startup owner, a Royal Society of Arts Member, ex-BBC broadcaster, alum Tim Hague has had a very busy, but not easy Pandemic experience.  His accolades include being recently made a member of The Royal Society of Arts for his work on Tiger and Tim (https://tigerandtim.com), plus, being instrumental in getting a Governmental rewrite of the Grant Application webpage to assist small business owners.  By doing so, Tim has assisted thousands more small business owners getting the vital financial assistance they needed to survive the Pandemic.

Tim spent 6 days completing the application for a £25-50,000 Government grant that could help save his business (Anglia Education – an English Language Learning Service), to be sent a template rejection email stating his application was “ineligible” and wouldn’t be considered because he was £2 over the £50,000 application limit.

Tim fought back, and a lengthy negotiation of Tim’s case, saw the department reconsider, and overhaul their application for grants.

Thanks to Tim, the Grant application webpage was rewritten, with a fresh multi-million pound pot available for rejected businesses.

Read the whole account below:


In addition, but on an altogether different note, we are delighted to let you know that Tim was recently nominated and accepted an invitation to become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (The RSA).  This is the result of Tim’s work on Tiger and Tim,  tigerandtim.com.

Tim says, “this is one of the greatest privileges of my life. Even more so given The RSA “believe in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future, by uniting people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time.”


Congratulations Tim, we are totally inspired by what you have achieved over the last 7 months.