What our clients say
“UNDERSTANDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THINKS OUTSIDE THE BOX…”
Simon has assisted me with a number of business restructuring projects and currently continues as an independent director for the most recent business.
Simon has acute business analysis skills and can quickly create a precise and effective strategy that is outcome-driven. His formal training and, to an extent, his professional persona gives clarity and confidence. Although a cogent 'numbers man' by background, Simon understands entrepreneurship, thinks outside of the box and has the rare ability to balance the natural tensions between the various business departments.
I highly recommend Simon and value his professional integrity, ability to guide me through tricky negotiations and his pragmatism.
The Reach Agency
“A STRONG FOCUS ON OVERALL STRATEGY…”
Simon has been business advisor and company secretary to my company, the Australian Institute for Clinical Education, for several years, and has provided invaluable advice and direction.
He is a remarkably organised individual with a strong focus on overall strategy, whilst still consistently contributing effectively to the development of tactical direction, and also managing to retain an accurate grasp of detail.
It seems somewhat unfair that he can perform at this level whilst still managing to be a thoroughly pleasant, positive and encouraging colleague and friend; I would have no hesitation in recommending and endorsing him.
Australian Institute for Clinical Education
“FOCUSED ON DELIVERING A REAL TANGIBLE SOLUTION”
I've known Simon over the years having always had great respect for his multiple skills and abilities in providing personalised business advisory services.
I've had the pleasure to work with him at AgriFuels and experience his advice and guidance personally.
Simon stands out as a highly knowledgeable, extremely diligent and multi- skilled professional and most importantly one that is focused on delivering a real tangible solution tailored to the client's needs.
He has made a very significant contribution not just to the development of AgriFuels business and strategy, but also to the personal development of our team.
“SIMON’S VALUE AS A BUSINESS ADVISOR IS INVALUABLE”
I have worked with Simon across several commercial ventures and when the time came to start my own, there was no hesitation in asking him to become involved.
Simon’s value as a business advisor is invaluable. His clarity of thought, focus on strategic direction and analytical thinking are the essential attributes that most start-up companies so vitally require. I have been in numerous situations where Simon’s calmness in a tense situation has been the reason for securing an outcome. It is a bonus for me that he is so experienced in a healthcare sector as well.
On a personal level, I count Simon as a friend who has not only shared the load in difficult times but one who has genuinely celebrated the wins. The best recommendation I can give is that I have referred Simon to several of my friends to provide the same business services and would have no hesitation in doing so again.
“A FRESHING CHANGE TO OTHER ACQUISITIONS…”
In the early parts of 2011 Simon approached Talent2 to represent a potential acquisition for our executive recruitment business in Queensland. It was clear Simon had researched not only our business very well but also his client and as such proved to make a very accurate assessment of the suitability of the businesses joining forces.
Over a period of 4 months Talent2 had extensive dealings with Simon and found him to be extremely fair and neutral in all negotiations, this was a refreshing change to other acquisitions that have been made with other parties. Simon was extremely detailed and knowledgeable in the process and communicated effectively at all times. Simon showed he was interested in more than just a business transaction and that he truly cared for the best outcome for both Talent2 and his client.
In July 2011 the transaction was completed and a very successful outcome was achieved for both parties. Simon has continued to follow up post acquisition which truly demonstrates his desire to achieve a great result. I would highly recommend Simon for any future M&A activity and firmly believe he offers the right skills and ethics with a very personal touch.
NSW & QLD General Manager