Our first names


The first name in keeping calm

Having grown up in a family business environment Hugh McGrath recognised that he had a natural affinity for people from day dot. Always attentive to the needs of others he is well suited to his role as a Client Services Director for First Names Group in Ireland. With a wide range of duties to deliver each day Hugh calmly masters the unexpected and motivates his team to achieve a high standard of work.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

After completing a Bachelor of Business Studies in Economics and Finance at University of Limerick, Hugh joined a top five accountancy practice and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He gained valuable experience in providing trustworthy information on financial reporting, taxation and auditing before joining First Names Group in 2009. He plays a strategic role in a variety of settings to ensure that the financial affairs of all his clients are in perfect order.

Level-headed Hugh brings composure into his work environment with his open-minded approach to people. He praises his team’s work ethic and is really excited about the vision that the Group has for future growth.


Hugh works hard but plays just as hard too. He has captained his rugby team, represented Ireland in amateur club internationals in 2012 and travelled solo around the world - but he still wants to sail in the Caribbean, do a trans-Siberian rail trip and visit South America. He loves all water activities especially when they are on Lough Derg, which is his favourite place in the world.