Simon joined Grant Thornton's London Audit team in 2012, prior to which he spent nearly 30 years working in another large accounting firm, including spells in leadership roles. Simon heads the China Britain Services Group.
Simon has wide experience in audit and transactional assignments, including international engagements and a working sabbatical in China. His current client focus is principally on privately-owned and private equity-backed businesses.
He leads the China Britain Services Group, a multi-disciplinary team located in the UK, mainland China and Hong Kong who provide practical, commercial advice to companies operating between the UK and the People's Republic of China. He works extensively with companies trading between the UK and China, as well as Asia more generally.
He is a former Chairman of the Association of Partnership Practitioners, current Treasurer of the Bromley by Bow Centre and a Visiting Professor at Xiamen University, China.
Simon's expertise centres on:
- Professional Service Firms
- Retail (including Food & Beverage)
- Real Estate
- Technology and Media