Simon is a restructuring specialist; he works with directors, lenders and other professionals to brainstorm available options and provide considered opinion on the optimum path towards corporate recovery. His sector experience includes technology, property, professional services and business services.
Simon is a managing director focusing on corporate recovery, restructuring and turnaround in Quantuma’s rapidly expanding Southampton office. He provides advice and solutions to accountants, solicitors, lenders and directors in respect of small to medium-sized enterprises in all business sectors, performing both formal and informal business reviews where appropriate.
He focuses on brainstorming available options and providing considered opinion on the best possible solution, taking into account the interests of all stakeholders involved. His primary drive is to stabilise and preserve viable businesses and use a wide-ranging toolbox to refund, restructure and recover. Most recently, he has been leading a team in the restructuring and investigation of a number of high-profile insolvencies of tower-block developments in the Midlands and the North. Closer to home, he has also taken on assignments in the civil engineering, construction, engineering, transport and licensed premises sectors.
Simon qualified as an accountant in 1999 with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and passed his Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams in 2008 to become a qualified insolvency practitioner, taking insolvency appointments shortly thereafter. He is regulated by the Insolvency Practitioners Association and is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, R3.
He started his career in corporate recovery in 1994 with a mid-tier accountancy firm in London, followed by a three-year spell at a top 10 accountancy firm, before moving to Wiltshire in 2004 where he worked for a corporate recovery and rescue practice. Simon joined Quantuma in 2016.
When not being used as a children’s taxi service, he still tries to chase a ball round a cricket field, tennis court and five-a-side pitch. He also heads up a co-operative that owns the village pub, in which he retains a strong interest.