Most of the projects that Hugh helped us with have been to extract information from XML files [containing horse racing data], and display it as a webpage. These projects allowed us to keep up to date with market movers, enabling us to avoid offering the wrong odds.
I was concerned about what it might cost, but Hugh quoted a good price for the work before we started, and he stuck to that price. A time scale was always required to be kept to, which it was, on every occasion.
I would definitely recommend Hugh - he's always very responsive, and ready to offer an alternative solution if he thinks there's a better way to achieve the project's goal.