Simon writes regularly for The Times, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Express, The Daily Mail, the Wall Street Journal and Business Life magazine on a variety of subjects ranging from business and management to education,marketing, property, retailing, food and the environment. He also writes for specialist publications such as Marketing, Access All Areas and People Management.
After graduating from Keele University in 1986 Simon began his early career in Public Relations. He spent two years as a Public Relations Officer for WH Smith and then moved into politics, joining the communications team for the George Bush Presidential campaign where he arranged interviews for Congressmen and Senators.
From 1989 until 1995 Simon was Head of Broadcasting at Conservative Central Office. This involved fielding and briefing ministers and the Party Chairman for interviews on television and radio as well as media training for prominent politicians. In 1992 he managed a team of 15 broadcasting officers during the General Election.
As a freelance journalist and Editor Simon has written investigative articles on a range of issues such as OFSTED’s report on failing schools, supermarkets’ labelling policies and more recently a group of companies complaining of unfair attacks by the consumer affairs programme, Watchdog.
"Very useful to have 'real' journalists running the course. A definite bonus and it made the course very credible.”