Simon is author of Tall Man Business, a blog which distills his observations and insights and translates them into practical suggestions to help businesses succeed. His career experience, working with start-ups and corporates, has given him a unique perspective from which to observe the repeat behaviors common to successful entrepreneurs.

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Simon has also had a notable corporate career. He ran the business division of O2 for five years, during which the size of the business doubled. He then went on lead one of the biggest corporate innovation programmes on earth – he co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator that belongs to Telefonica through which he and his team invested in 234 fast-growth digital businesses in only three and a half years.

In 2016 Simon was awarded an OBE for his services to enterprise and humanitarian issues.