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Tech London Advocates is a non-profit, private sector community championing London and the UK as a global tech hub and campaigning to address challenges facing UK tech companies. It’s an unrivalled collection of over 15,000 entrepreneurs, investors, startup founders, and tech leaders, acting as the leading voice of the private sector in UK tech.


Seven Hills has built an impressive media profile for founder, Russ Shaw CBE, who regularly features in City AM, The Times, Bloomberg and CNBC among others, as a voice of authority on the latest state of the UK tech scene.

In January 2023, Seven Hills orchestrated an industry wide campaign in the form of an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for the Government to prepare and publish the UK’s semiconductor strategy as a matter of urgency. An exclusive in The Times set up by Seven Hills, the media attention that followed, as well as social media efforts in collaboration with techUK, garnered cross industry support and amplified the importance of action from Government on semiconductors.

In March 2022, Seven Hills staged TLA’s Tech For D&Iversity hybrid event at the Here East campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where dozens of speakers explored the progress the tech industry still needs to make on D&I issues. Seven Hills also campaigned for the London Tech Manifesto, a set of 10 improvements to be made to London’s tech sector which were then debated at a virtual event by the
four main mayoral candidates.

“It’s an extremely exciting time of innovation and dynamic growth. There is opportunity for the tech sector to be even more dynamic and ambitious in setting up the workplaces of the future.” – Russ Shaw, Founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates

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Russ Shaw CBE, Founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Global Tech Advocates (GTA)
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Panel debate at the D&Iversity event


Seven Hills has helped Russ establish Tech London Advocates as one of the most influential business networks in the UK. Russ has been recognised as ‘London Hero’ at the London Business Awards, ‘Tech Titan’ in the Evening Standard Progress 1,000 and was awarded a CBE. He was also given a TechWomen100 Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 for his outstanding support of women in tech.

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