Who We Are

We solve the biggest corporate innovation challenges through scale-up & corporate collaboration.


Emily Steed

Emily has supported growth companies for over 18 years at PwC.  Understanding the importance of a personal, proactive and quality client service, she brings a commercial mindset to fuel business growth. As a qualified and practicing accountant at GrowthBuilders, Emily forms part of scale-up management teams, bringing insight to steer decisions. 


Nigel Howlett

Serving 21 years as a PwC partner across Assurance, Deals and Head of Innovation, Nigel most recently set up the growth business practice at PwC. Nigel now brings that wealth of experience to GrowthBuilders to build & scale both early stage and well established organisations and advises on large company innovation.


Tom Hoskin

Tom gained experience across different areas of PwC before focussing on building collaboration between scale-ups and corporates. A qualified accountant, combined with time in management consulting and corporate innovation, Tom founded the PwC Scale programmes and has worked internationally to support over 450 scale-ups and many big brands.

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Stephen Meager

Having learnt his trade in Asset & Wealth Management as a Chartered Accountant at PwC working with VC funds, Stephen then moved to the innovation and scale-up practice. Stephen has delivered everything from pitch coaching, through to designing a learning curriculum for growth and brings a wide network of specialists and expertise to GrowthBuilders.


Max Heal

Max joined GrowthBuilders following five years at PwC working across Assurance and Consulting. A qualified Chartered Accountant with personal startup experience having co-founded a drinks brand, Max moved into PwC’s innovation practice supporting scale-ups with their growth ambitions and facilitating innovation for large corporations.

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Fanny Vingerhoets

Fanny has in-depth knowledge of SaaS sales and marketing having increased revenues within a fast-growth tech unicorn. Fanny delivers that knowledge back to scale-ups as well as bringing large organisation innovation problem solving skills to the GrowthBuilders team. 

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Consuelo Fierro

Consuelo has worked in both scale-ups and large corporates across the globe.  With high energy and a passion for problem solving through innovation, Consuelo enjoys the success that collaboration brings. 


Micah Leitch

Previously CMO of a fast growth scale-up, Micah has a deep understanding of disruptive technologies and the challenges of scaling. Micah brings this knowledge to GrowthBuilders and the companies we support to grow scale-up and corporate collaboration,


Michael Walker

Michael brings prior experience from roles as Director of People & Talent (c.135 people) and Head of People at respective Series B scale-ups as well as Head of Talent Management at c.290 people telco & tech business that grew to 450+ on leaving. 

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Rima Shah

Rima brings a deals background to lead the PwC FinTech 5.0 programme working with disruptive tech focused on ESG, FinCrime and Cost Reduction to innovate the Financial Services sector.


Wendy Coldrick

Wendy leads the PwC Scale PropTech 3.0 programme and focussed on making an environmental impact in the Real Estate sector by connecting solutions from the best scaling businesses into an industry ready for disruption.

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Joe Lightly

Joe has a Strategy background and is leading the Scale IoT programme. Joe supports scale-ups navigating growth challenges and corporations building innovation strategies for the future.

Team GB Values

We're all in

When we commit we do so fully, way above the expectation. We don't stop until our customers get real value, as we treat their business like our own. 

Freedom to explore

We measure ourselves on impact. We explore, collaborate, embrace new ways of working, disrupt delivery models and push ourselves to think differently.

Curiosity only killed cats

We are unquenchably curious, always learning and growing. We live new ideas and innovation.

Big Thinkers

We’re going far and moving quickly, if our goals don’t scare us, we’re not thinking big enough.

Act as a founder

Be the boss. Look for growth, make informed decisions, act decisively, be accountable and execute with conviction.

Do the right thing

We don’t do what’s easy, we do what is right. Sometimes it’s hard and uncomfortable - but we do the right thing by people and clients.

Join the team

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