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About Us

Our Mission

Over the last 30+ years, Howells has played a leading part in shaping modern administration through simplifying the complex. We have trail-blazed methods to help connect companies to their equity plans, and plans to their participants.

A Trusted Partnership

We have been at our best working in partnership with our clients, to embrace new ways of working and constantly seeking to grasp opportunities the modern share plan world provides.

Our Cause

Our mission remains as relevant today as it was in 1991. To be at the forefront of effective share plan and compliance admin.

Our Story

Howells was established in 1991 by the late Peter Howells as a way to provide share scheme administration solutions for companies with varying, complex needs. 30+ years on, we continue to focus on share plans, whilst having expanded to respond to other points of pressure in our clients’ business processes. Insider list management, the registering of interests, and financial reporting are just some of the areas where we can assist busy Reward, Finance, and Company Secretary departments.

Our secure systems and diligent team of experts have grown together to provide market leading services to many of the FTSE100, and newly minted IPOs alike. Howells works with many of the biggest brands in the UK, with some of our client relationships stretching back over 15 years.

Our business has continued to evolve and adapt over the years as our clients’ needs have changed. Howells continues to adapt to ensure that each of our clients has everything needed to ensure that one can handle complex and sensitive admin swiftly and securely.

Our Values

For our clients’ continued success, we continue to place our people – and our brand – very much at the heart of the way we do business

Client First Approach

We take huge pride in our long-term client relationships. We will ensure that our clients’ needs always come first and that we go above and beyond to achieve them. Quality service and dedicated support are key here and our team will ensure that you are fully serviced.


We will do the right thing for our clients and employees, at all times. What we think, say, and do will always be aligned with our values. Howells puts great emphasis on ensuring that we and our clients deal fairly with each other, conducting our business in a transparent and open way.


We recognise that our clients’ needs often spike across the year, and often strike at short notice. We aim to be flexible enough to exceed expectations when the call comes. What’s more, we always follow our policy of continuous development of resources for clients, ensuring they are well placed to respond to their changing needs.


Over 30+ years in the industry, our network of lawyers; accountants; brokers; communications specialists and technical experts have helped us through all the market could throw at our industry. If we know someone who may be able to help a client better than ourselves, we will endeavour to bring the right people together to achieve our clients’ ends.