Working with StadiArena on bespoke projects, Simon is a food, foodservice and stadium catering specialist with significant operational as well as transactional experience in the sector.
His experience ranges from running his own SMEs to working within major worldwide groups. He has proven expertise in identifying methods of generating additional profits for businesses.
He was the founder and Executive Chairman of Event Management Catering Limited, a leading stadium catering and facilities operator, up to the successful sale of the company to Spotless UK in November 2010. He stayed on in a senior Business Development role with Spotless until the business was sold on again in late 2012. Prior to this successful exit Simon held various senior operational positions for multinational organisations, including Allied Lyons (Allied Domecq), Sodexo, and Compass.
These positions involved the opening of many new stadia including:
• McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
• Reebok Stadium, Bolton
• Hampden Park, Glasgow
• Ricoh Arena, Coventry
• KC Stadium, Hull
• Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Simon was also responsible for and developed operations at:
• Murrayfield, Edinburgh
• Croke Park, Dublin
• Arsenal FC
• Liverpool FC
• Madejski Stadium, Reading
In short, Simon is regarded as one of the leading experts in UK stadia catering and has been regularly consulted by a number of clients.