Áine McTiernan

Scale North Lead, PwC

Aine has been working with and for SMEs in the digital and tech sector for the last 5 years. Following a stint working in e-commerce in Europe, she officially caught the bug and has spent the last couple of years firmly immersed in the Northern startup ecosystem.

Aine has recently completed 2 PwC scale-up programmes in the North West and Yorkshire, working with a selection of fast-growth businesses to support them in upskilling their management teams and connecting them to corporates in the regions to drive mutually beneficial commercial opportunities.

Aine is passionate about supporting the SME sector to flourish, and works with a number of independent organisations in her spare time. Equality, inclusion and progressive politics are all areas where Aine is keen to support. Aine is considered an advocate for the sector, having sat on the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards panel in 2018 and spoken at numerous tech and digital events.