Simon is responsible for leading BIE’s finance team and selling the BIE proposition to companies who are going through change.
As a member of BIE’s executive leadership team, Simon’s focus is on supporting a wide variety of clients across all c-suite functions who are typically looking to enhance their businesses’ ability to perform. These companies range from FTSE and large privately owned/equity backed businesses through to, SMEs and start-ups with a growth agenda who need to mature their enabling functions.
Simon works with companies primarily based in the UK and across Europe, as well as businesses in the Caribbean, USA, Middle East and Asia, providing talent for the roles and projects, such as:
Simon previously spent eight years with Badenoch & Clark managing highly successful teams and large company accounts including BP and GSK. He was a founding member of Eton Bridge Partners where he set up the business transformation function, before joining BIE as an equity partner in July 2013.
"Simon placed me in my previous role at a FTSE 100 travel company and helped me develop the PMO structure while I was at easyJet. My recruitment process was really well managed by Simon, he kept me up to date of developments at all times, guided the senior management and gave me valuable advice all the way. This has really helped my transition into a new company. I have always found that Simon understands the business well and builds excellent relationships with candidates and clients before focusing on sales and placements. I would recommend Simon and BIE to both candidates and recruiting companies."
Tom Smethers, Global Finance Director, Costa Coffee
“I have worked with Simon for over 10 years now, both as a client and as a candidate. The real key to Simon’s success is getting to know and understand both his client companies and his candidate market. Over the years I have seen Simon as a great sounding board on how to structure roles that work for both the business and candidates in the market; then being able to match the best people who will genuinely fit with the business. Simon remains to this day my go-to person when I am looking for a key role recruitment – he has never let me down yet and I would happily recommend him.”
Stephen Hill, CFO, Inchcape