22nd August: Nick Giles

This week Elliot Moss is joined by Nick Giles. 

Nick Giles is co-founder of Seven Hills, the highly acclaimed campaigns firm and co-creator of SUMMIT, a series of events exploring the sectors and trends with the potential to drive growth.

Nick co-founded Seven Hills alongside business partner Michael Hayman 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 and one of the Top 10 Global Fast Movers by the communications industry monitor The Holmes Report.

The fastest growing online community of tech leaders, Hot Topics also voted Nick as one of the 100 Most Influential Tech Agency PR Executives in the World.

Nick works with several of the UK’s leading founders and business leaders including Paul Lindley (Ella’s Kitchen), Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby (dunnhumby), David Jones (One Young World and You & Mr. Jones) David Richards (WANdisco), Anil Stocker (MarketInvoice) and Sam Smith (finnCap).

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 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 Asia’s most attractive base for international startups.

Nick also leads the international communications campaign for the global youth organisation, One Young World, and the media campaign for Advertising Week Europe, the continent’s largest annual gathering of advertising, creative and marketing industry leaders.

Nick is one of GQ’s 100 Most Connected Men 2014 and co-author of ‘MISSION: How the Best in Business Break Through’ published by Portfolio Penguin in July 2015 and available to buy on Amazon.