Starting his career as a filing clerk with United Friendly Simon became assistant manager of the commercial underwriting and claims department having worked his way through the claims team and qualifying as a property insurance surveyor.
During this time he worked with and surveyed some interesting and unusual risks, including a plant printing bank notes!
Before founding Access Simon worked at Hibernian in a range of roles including inspector, branch manager, project manager and marketing manager. With this expertise in general management and marketing, and a passion for high-quality customer service he launched Access with a vision of building a business which truly serves its clients.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker Simon believes that providing quality advice in a friendly professional way is the most important thing a broker can do. He was delighted when Access was awarded corporate Chartered Insurance Brokers status in 2013.
Simon is a trustee of a local charity and is committed to the principles of social enterprise. In recent years Access have donated an amount equivalent to half our profits to charity. Simon has set Access a target of donating £500,000 to charitable causes each year by 2025. Simon has a wife, two children and a dog – Jakey. He is involved with his local church, enjoys hill walks and the occasional game of squash.