Simon is a serial entrepreneur himself, having successful launched and sold business in the worlds of media, clean tech, events and social media. He is a widely recognised as a champion for the power of face-to-face marketing, social media and story-telling through events.
Simon was an original founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards to celebrate the work of inspiring entrepreneurs in the UK. He is a passionate advocate for the ability of entrepreneurs to inspire communities, create social good and improve markets. He is also a founder of the Football Business Awards and the Sports Business Awards.
In recent times he has launched the Charity Film Awards, World Street Soccer Championships and still found time to publish 4 best-selling business books.
Building businesses; the challenges and opportunities for business in the digital age and the importance of disruptive entrepreneurs are at the core of his thinking. He has an extensive global network of contacts and business partners in a wide variety of disciplines and industries and holds several no-executive positions.
In his leisure time he can be found being miserable about Arsenal, drinking red wine (unrelated to the Arsenal situation), walking in the English Countryside, reading books, watching films and playing on his PS4.