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Nick Giles

Nick Giles

Co-founder of Seven Hills

Nick Giles is co-founder of Seven Hills, the highly acclaimed campaigns firm. The business was founded to generate momentum for Britain's explosive growth companies and most exciting entrepreneurs.

The firm has been named the Best Corporate Consultancy in the world by the communications industry monitor The Holmes Report. It is also a Santander Breakthrough 50 winner, which celebrates the fastest growing businesses in the UK.

Nick works directly with founders and CEOs including Big Data pioneer David Richards (WANdisco), multi-award-winning baby food founder Paul Lindley (Ella's Kitchen), customer insight expert Edwina Dunn (dunnhumby) and London's first female stock broking boss Sam Smith (finnCap).

He is also committed to the promotion of international cities and regions as enterprise destinations. Nick works directly with former Skype executive Russ Shaw in the development of Tech London Advocates, the campaign to support the capital's digital start-up community, and is currently leading the effort to transform the UK into a 'Tech Nation' with Britain's flagship digital campaign, Tech City UK. In 2013, he was appointed Ambassador for Invest Hong Kong, tasked with promoting links between London and Hong Kong and positioning the latter as a vibrant hub for global business. He serves on the Advisory Boards of several clients, including Tech London Advocates, guiding on communication and strategy. 

Nick leads the international communications campaign for One Young World, the global youth charity co-founded by Havas Worldwide Co-Global President Kate Robertson and former Global CEO David Jones, whose annual Summit welcomes speakers including President Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Jack Dorsey, Bob Geldof, Jamie Oliver and Antony Jenkins. He also leads the media campaign for Advertising Week Europe, the continent's largest annual gathering of advertising, creative and marketing industry leaders which has played host to speakers including Sir Ben Ainslie, Sir Martin Sorrell, Jimmy Carr, Kim Cattrall, Alistair Campbell and Sir Kenneth Branagh. He was recently selected as one of GQ Magazine's 100 Most Connected Men of 2014.