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Michael Hayman MBE

Co-founder, Seven Hills and StartUp Britain

Michael Hayman MBE is the co-founder of Seven Hills, the high growth and highly acclaimed campaigns firm. 


He is co-founder of StartUp Britain, the national initiative for early stage enterprise, which is fully supported by the prime minister David Cameron and HM Government.

Michael is chairman of entrepreneurs at the private bank Coutts & Co, co-founder of The Duke of York’s E20 advocacy group for entrepreneurs and an advisory board member for the National Business Awards.

He is enterprise columnist for The Daily Telegraph.

Michael has supported the national enterprise effort, assisting the Department for Business to position Business in You, StartUp Loans and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. He also chaired a task group for the Minister of State to build corporate support for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

He sits on the management board of the Business School Small Business Charter.

Michael is a non-executive director of Creative Sheffield and a member of Festivals Edinburgh. He also served as a non-executive director with the city of Westminster (Westco) and as a commissioner on the Finance Inquiry Into The Future Of Cities.

He was awarded an MBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to enterprise promotion, entrepreneurship and education.


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