Tom began his working life as an on-site builder and plasterer before studying for a Masters in Sustainable Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology. It was here that Tom developed what is now known as ‘Breathaboard’ and from this he was encouraged to apply for an entrepreneur competition, winning him a place on the Climate Kic accelerator programme at Imperial College London. These experiences gave Tom the tools to go from on-site builder to company builder, and Adaptavate was born.
Since then, Tom has won a number of entrepreneurship awards throughout Europe and has built Adaptavate into a successful business run by a game-changing team of talented individuals. As the founder, Tom’s focus is on growing the business and cementing key strategic partnerships that strengthen Adaptavate’s ambitious strategy of developing the low carbon building materials of the future for the global market.
Outside of work, Tom is a dad of two and a keen mountain biker, climber, and surfer. However, a scale-up at work and a couple of human start-ups at home often get in the way of his hobbies!