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Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman to chair British Chambers of Commerce National Business Council work.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has announced five top business leaders who will each chair one of its Future of the Economy challenges, including Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman MBE DL, as part of the formation of the BCC’s new National Business Council.

The Future of the Economy initiative will be driven by the National Business Council, will provide a unified voice for firms up and down the country, developing business-backed, pro-growth policies to support the UK economy. Its members are uniquely placed to help shape BCC policy thinking and engagement around core business challenges.

The challenges and appointed chairs are:

  • Global Britain: Michael Hayman MBE DL, co-founder of Seven Hills, co-founder of StartUp Britain, and Chairman of Entrepreneurs at Coutts & Co.
  • People and Work: Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith CBE, former CEO of Mitie Group PLC and former BCC President.
  • Digital Revolution: Priya Guha MBE, Venture Partner at Merian Ventures and former UK Consul General to San Francisco.
  • Green Innovation: Lisa Witter, entrepreneur, CEO of Apolitical Foundation, Co-Founder of Apolitical and emeritus member of the board of directors for Climate Counts.
  • Future of the High Street: Sebastian Munden, Chair of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Ad Net Zero, former Chief Executive of Unilever UK & Ireland.

The overall initiative will be led by BCC President Baroness Martha Lane Fox.

Michael Hayman MBE DL, Co-Founder of Seven Hills and Chair of the Global Britain Challenge, said:

“The future of the UK’s place in the world and its access to global markets has never been more crucial to the prospects of economic growth than it is today. The BCC represents a phenomenal cross-section of UK businesses, so many of which trade globally.

“I look forward to working with the members of the British Chambers of Commerce Business Council on the Global Britain Challenge to develop new ways to support UK exporters, and ensure Britain remains one of the best places in the world to invest.”

Baroness Martha Lane Fox, British Chambers of Commerce President, said:

“I am delighted to be chairing the BCC’s Future of the Economy initiative, which will look at key strategic challenges facing the UK economy, including People and Work, Global Britain, the Digital Revolution, and Green Innovation.

“I am looking forward to working with the Chairs of these challenges, as well as members of our new National Business Council, to address these issues and the opportunities they present for UK businesses.”

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