Who we are

Ben Fennell - The Growth House

Ben Fennell, CEO and Founder

Before founding THE GROWTH HOUSE, Ben spent over a decade running BBH London as CEO, helping some of the world’s biggest businesses and brands to grow. Businesses like Audi, Barclays, British Airways, Virgin Media and Tesco. During his time as CEO, Ben and his team delivered more than £600 million of revenue for BBH, and £170 million of profit. Ben is passionate about helping leaders, teams and businesses to grow. He has recently launched The Growth House Podcast and has written a book on World Class Leadership and Teamship with Will Greenwood.

Emily Harris


Emily Harris has 20 years of experience in web and graphic design, working both client and agency side. She has worked with the likes of BT, Costa, Virgin Media, BBH, and Ella’s Kitchen. During a Growth Day, Emily designs all of the takeaway assets live so that clients finish the day with their agreements and commitments already captured and crafted. She is married and mother of a daughter, son and step daughter. Emily leads a very active life and is always looking forward to her next physical challenge.

Sarah Margot


Sarah Margot spent more than 15 years at BBH, many of those as Ben’s PA. During her time at BBH, she was responsible for all client marketing, all events, conferences and workshops, she ran Culture Club and was engaged in a number of BBH’s CSR programmes. Sarah joined the Growth House in 2020. She enjoys bell ringing, running and the odd glass of rosé.

Jon Peppiatt


Jon Peppiatt has worked in Advertising for 35 years at two of the industry’s most Creative agencies, CDP and BBH. His primary focus was in Project Management, Creative Operations/Resourcing, Client Management and Business Development. He was part of BBH’s Leadership team for 15 years including 5 years as Chairman before leaving in 2020 to set up his own consultancy business PepRoom Consulting where he spends his time helping a range of businesses achieve Creative, Commercial and Cultural success. Jon is also the Non Exec Global Chairman of The Blueprint, an Ad Exec Search business, he sits on the Advisory Board at Graylings PR and is a trustee of NABS, the Media Industry’s Wellbeing Charity.

Mitali Kelly

Finance Director

Mitali Kelly has over 20 years of senior commercial finance experience working with blue chip companies including Asda, Wal*Mark, Ralph Lauren, Disney and Ceridian UK after qualifying with Pricewaterhousecoopers in 2000. Mitali currently works with multitude of SME’s as a Portfolio FD and joined the Growth House in 2022. Mitali lives in Berkshire and is married with two children and loves to travel. She has lived in Australia, the US and Switzerland and is always looking for new adventures. She also has a number of volunteer roles in the cricket club, a local community group and an International Charity.

Saskia Yeldham


Saskia Yeldham spent her early career agency side working with Clients such as Coca- Cola Schweppes Beverages, Umbro, Mars, British Airways and Guinness before moving into Headhunting with Kendall Tarrant, specifically on the planning/strategy briefs. More recently she has had a varied freelance life whilst bringing up her family. She is married and mother to three boys.

Alexis Nasard
CEO, Swarovski

I have had the privilege of knowing Ben for many years, both as a client and as a board member of BBH. The Growth House meets a real need in the market, not least in the company that I manage, and Ben is uniquely placed to drive this to success. He staunchly believes in the notion of getting people to go the extra mile, and he has done this consistently at BBH. Importantly, he has both the intellect and the empathy to identify what motivates and inspires individuals and groups of people. I am genuinely excited by this opportunity, and I have full confidence in Ben’s ability to reframe the offering of such services in the market.

Jeff Dodds
Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Media O2

I have worked with Ben for many years in his capacity as the CEO of BBH. During that time he showed just as much interest in growing my business as his own, and in following that approach did a great job of achieving both. At his core, Ben is a fabulous coach who works tirelessly to understand what makes people, teams and businesses tick. He then puts every ounce of his energy into finding innovative ways to help them tick better.

Our speakers

At a Growth Day we engage world class speakers in an intimate, candid and interactive fashion.

Kate Richardson-Walsh

Gold Medal Captain
GB Hockey
Dan Carter


Rugby World Cup

Monica Galetti

Monica galetti

Chef, Presenter, Masterchef Judge and Author

Dr Adam Carey

Wellbeing and Performance Expert

Ama Agbeze

Jim Carroll


Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins

NASA Engineer and Astronaut

Jason Fox

Jason Fox

Special Forces Operator

Sarah Furness

Sarah Furness

Combat Helicopter Pilot

Andrew Ruhemann

Andrew Ruhemann

Oscar Winning Producer and Director

Vicki Anstey

Vicki Anstey

Adventurer and Entrepreneur

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Olympic Champion

Victoria Milligan

Victoria Milligan