Q&A with Simon Carruthers

Read below to find out a little bit more about our Manchester Corporate Finance Director:

What are you most looking forward to about the challenge ahead?

Building a new team and client base from a standing start, into a presence and reputation which we are all proud of.

Which industry leader would you most like to meet and why?

Sir Frank Williams – founder of Williams Formula 1 team and Williams Advanced Engineering. Because he founded and led a business from nothing that went onto become a world beating motor racing team, and spun out its need for cutting edge technology into a much wider engineering business working to meet 21st century engineering and innovation challenges. Personally he overcame the incredible challenge of being tetraplegic since a catastrophic car crash in 1986 to continue building a world leading business…and I’m a frustrated engineer so fascinated by the engineering solutions people like him develop.

Who would be invited to your fantasy dinner party?

Lee Mack and David Mitchell from “Would I Lie to You”, as I find them hilarious and each so clever in their humour in their own ways. James May as I like his laconic slant on life, Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he has achieved some incredible personal feats and adventure. And Bob Seger as live music is a big thing for me, I have been a fan of his for nearly 40 years and finally got to see live in Arizona a few months ago …just a good old heartland rock n roll icon who has no pretentions about his fame etc…..although you have probably never heard of him !

What do you like the most about working in Manchester?

The buzz of the city and its professional community, the variety of clients and opportunities to win and deliver interesting projects with interesting people.