Who We Are

GrowthBuilders was founded to bring all the quality and experience from big business, faster and more flexibly to support start-ups and scale-ups. Our goal is to help build successful and lasting ventures, for the benefit of small and large enterprises.  


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 your business' growth. As a qualified and practicing accountant at GrowthBuilders, Emily will be part of your management team, 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. As 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 400 growth businesses.

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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-founding 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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Sarah Howlett

Sarah recently graduated from the University of Exeter, having studied English. As part of the GrowthBuilders team as Innovation Associate, Sarah works closely with disruptive technologies, building relationships with high-potential bus in the innovation ecosystem and linking those to large corporate opportunities.

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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. Michael's knowledge drives GrowthBuilders Talent, advising scale-ups how to recruit and structure for growth. Michael also spends his spare time as a personal trainer to business leaders.

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