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seven hills supports stylist’s “reclaim your lunch break”

Earlier today, Seven Hills co-founders Michael Hayman and Nick Giles were joined by dunnhumby co-founder, Edwina Dunn to discuss mission-driven businesses as part of Stylist Magazine’s “Reclaim Your Lunch Break” campaign.

Chaired by Stylist editor Lisa Smosarski and held at the prestigious RSA, the live conversation was part of a series of free events hosted by Stylist to encourage readers across the UK to improve their work/life balance by taking a full hour lunch break at least twice a week.

After a presentation by Michael Hayman explaining why mission is key to business success, exploring the themes of his new book “MISSION: How the Best in Business Break Through“, Edwina Dunn spoke about the need for businesses to adapt to today’s environment and the role of a shared mission in successful partnerships.

This was followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience. Questions included what are the learnings for both the charity and public sector and whether further education such as MBA’s are a hindrance or a help for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The event closed with more business advice, as each of the speakers provided their top tip for entrepreneurs. Learn to switch off, advised Edwinna Dunn, have a clear sense of purpose, said Nick Giles and it’s ok to believe in yourself, encouraged Michael Hayman.

If you didn’t manage to ask your question during the Q&A session, tweet it to @MichaelHayman and @Nick_Giles with ‘Q’ at the beginning of your tweet and they will be sure to answer it. Similarly, if you missed the opportunity to purchase a copy of “MISSION: How the Best in Business Break Through”, it is out now and available to purchase on Amazon.

The event is available to watch again here:

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Chapter 1 outlines the concept of mission and how the breakthrough brands of today have succeeded by building a mission that inspires belief, generates a following and instils a purpose beyond profit.