Simon is an absolute joy to work on EAT NewcastleGateshead and is one of our most creative festival directors, Well respected across the city.

Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive – NewcastleGateshead Initiative


Could not find a more passionate man about getting things RIGHT, the North East have been so very lucky in having Simon lead us on the Eat! project.

Mark Robertson, Managing Director – Northumberland Cheese Company


Simon is a really inspiring person to be around, he is a specialist and a true expert – his knowledge of the sector is staggering. Constantly driven to do things which are better and new he sets the bar extremely high and inspires people to keep aiming as high as he does.

Jane Hogan, Chief Executive – TASTECLUB


Simon is a passionate and creative person with an exceptional skill of seeing the bigger picture whilst also having a keen eye for detail. A brilliant person to work with, full of knowledge and experience, extremely professional, but also just a pleasure to be around.

Barrie Henderson, Operations Manager – Henderson’s of Edinburgh


It was a delight working with Simon, he’s a professional that doesn’t take no for an answer, tenacious and ultimately he delivers! We would never have developed the food concept without him.

Nouf Al-Bahar, Managing Director – The Number 4


Simon was absolutely invaluable in launching 4’s Kuwait’s food offer in 2009… Attention to detail, follow up and supplier knowledge is second to none. Wouldn’t hesitate recommending him or using him again.

Mark Quinn, PR and Buying Consultant – The Number 4