Corporate Finance Director
Professional: After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Simon’s career initially focused in the areas of audit and business services, managing a varied portfolio of privately owned SME businesses and UK subsidiaries of international groups. Following a period in industry as a Finance Manager, since the early 2000’s he has provided a range of corporate advisory services across several industry sectors, focused on building and realising shareholder value through long term, pragmatic strategic input. Simon has specialist knowledge in corporate advisory including; funding, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, financial forecasting and commercial strategy, making him a valued addition to the team in Manchester which he joined in 2019. Simon also holds the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance qualification.
Personal: Simon grew up in rural North Yorkshire and Northumberland before his first taste of city life at University in Bristol. He is a keen traveller with his wife and two daughters and can be frequently found at live music events, enjoying a wide and eclectic range of genre’s. He still loves being in the countryside, enjoying hill walking and the great outdoors, now living in Cheshire. Other than travel and family life, Simon’s spare time is spent on a variety of interests including building a Westfield sportscar and his most recent house remodelling and garden landscaping projects.