About Us

Stephen Hilton - Founder and Director

Stephen Hilton is Founder and Director of City Global Futures. He has 20+ years’ experience of developing strategy and delivering innovative and impactful projects with cities, government bodies, universities, businesses and communities. He was named Local Government Innovator of the Year for his work on technology and democracy. Stephen is a Fellow of the new University of Bristol Digital Futures Institute; Fellow of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Cluster, which is examining Digital Placemaking. He is Strategic Advisor on Smart Cites to the West of England Combined Authority and aTrustee of the Architecture Centre.

 Stephen joined the Board of the Bristol Sight Loss Council in 2019. You can read more about his eyesight condition HERE

email: Stephen.Hilton@CityGlobalFutures.co.uk

Stephen Hilton

mailto:sarah@cityglobalfutures.co.ukSarah Toy - Research Director

Sarah has 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Civil Engineer working on infrastructure projects around the world. She has a particular expertise in co-creating future city strategies which balance human and ecosystem health. As BFG Research Director she enjoys bringing city stakeholders together to develop shared insights into diverse topics such as civic engagement and the future of 5G and tourism.

Email: Sarah.Toy@CityGlobalFutures.co.uk

sarah Toy

Contact us


  • Registered Office (for all correspondence): 61 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JZ
  • Bristol base (for meetings): The Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Cannon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX  MAP
  • Bath base: (for meetings), The Srudio, 10 Palace Yard Mews, Bath, BA1 2NH. MAP