Simon

Name
Simon

Position

Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor / Part-time Director

Location

Cardiff, Wales and South West of England

Big Business Experience

Euroclad Group Ltd, part of Kingspan Group PLC

Eurobond Laminates Ltd

Small Business Experience

Lextox Drug & Alcohol Testing

Elen Financial Software Ltd

Name
Simon

Position

Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor / Part-time Director

Location

Wales and South West of England

Big Business Experience

Euroclad Group Ltd, part of Kingspan Group PLC

Eurobond Laminates Ltd

Small Business Experience

Lextox Drug & Alcohol Testing

Elen Financial Software Ltd

Summary

Simon is an accomplished and adaptable business leader within the corporate and SME sectors, commercially focused on driving sales and revenue to increase gross profit margin and shareholder value. A highly industrious individual, with the ability to respond positively during times of rapid change, sets ambitious targets then works hard to achieve them.

Over 30 years’ experience in the building products manufacturing sector throughout the UK, Ireland, Mainland Europe, Australia and South East Asia.

Simon has a passion for aligning people with business objectives to deliver significant growth in revenue and market position within the Scale-Up and SME sectors.

Qualifications

  • University Of Wales College, Cardiff

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland

Kingspan PLC Global Leadership Programme

  • Common Purpose UK

Leadership Development Programme

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced Managing Director and Board Director
  • Scale-Up, Business Turnaround and Change Management
  • Business Strategy, Planning and Management
  • Sales, Commercial and Business Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Leadership, Coaching and Team Development
  • Mentoring
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • General and Financial Management
  • P&L, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Project Management

Experience

Delivered the consolidation of four companies into one legal entity through a period of rapid growth.

Implemented a change management plan moving to a group operating model, rationalisation programme, centralising business functions, modernising contracts, TUPE, talent review with succession planning, implementation of SAP ERP system

Successfully prepared a business for sale and transition from private to PLC ownership.

Devised and delivered strategic plans with YOY profit growth.

Successfully oversaw the commissioning of two multi-million pound capital expenditure projects enabling a business to improve both its market and profit position.

Successfully led company turnarounds through a complete organisational restructure which resulted in success across sales, marketing and customer relationships and separately through the 2008 GFC.

Delivered positive business change by re-engineering key processes, aligning teams and setting performance metrics within the business. Led a cultural change across diverse teams to improve service levels whilst at the same time reducing complexity and cost.

Implemented a continuous improvement approach across a business. Introduced an operational/supply chain management infrastructure to focus on a cost reduction programme through supplier rationalisation, introduction of service level agreements and bills of material review.

Devised and implemented sales and marketing strategies in the UK and export market, increasing sales revenues and profitability.

Reorganisation of a sales and marketing structure with the introduction of CRM systems.

Implemented company and product brand strategies.

As a NED provided commercial support to a Managing Director to achieve a fast growth trajectory, identifying opportunities and devising sales structure and strategy in preparation for sale of the business.