Simon was born in Gloucestershire England in 1969 and started his nomadic life early with pre-school in Stroud, primary school in Essex and secondary school split between the Cotswold’s region in the UK and Tulare high School in California, USA.
Simon’s family still live in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, while Sally, his sister, works and lives in London.
Simon’s a career Salesman and after working for several years in the specialist industry of marketing & promoting health clubs, he made the move to more main stream marketing and sales when in the mid 90′s he started working for a firm responsible for the sales and promotional aspects of major UK supermarkets.
Unfortunately the bright and lucrative career path which lay ahead came to a dramatic halt when in 1999 Simon was involved in a serious motorcycle accident.
This accident, bar a few tendons, took ‘OFF’ his right foot and crushed his lower right leg. The result was 12 months of no walking, months of agonising physiotherapy and 5 major operations over a 2 year period. Learning to walk again was his next big challenge. After being told by the Doctors that he’d always walk with a limp and would likely never run again, Simon proved the Doctors wrong and has, since recovering from his accident, completed a half marathon, rocked-climbed in Yosemite walked the Grand Canyon and played rugby. He’s never taken ‘No’ very well…!
Not someone to take anything lying down, not even when recovering from his accident, Simon started his own telecomms business initially selling mobile phones to friends from his bed. Years later, and with the support of long term friend Jacqueline Powell, the business had grown and eventually went Ltd.
In 1999 Simon’s mother was diagnosed with Cancer and for that reason and the support supplied to Simon’s family by the British charity ‘Cancerbackup’ Simon is today trying to raise funds and importantly awareness for their crucial work.