Simon started his career in advertising with Benton and Bowles, working with blue-chip clients like Sony and General Foods before moving to Young and Rubicam – where he won an advertising effectiveness award for Fine Fare Supermarkets.
He subsequently joined Grey Advertising, where he became the first marketing director in a major advertising agency, and was part of the team that doubled the agency’s size in three years.
Simon’s career then took him into the design industry where he became marketing director of Michael Peters – which was then Europe’s leading independent agency.
Two years later he set up his own packaging design company – Wickens Tutt Southgate – which rapidly became a top ten agency with a profile to match.
Simon sold his part of the business to set up Relationship Audits & Management at the end of the nineties.
Simon is a frequent contributor to the trade press and regularly speaks at industry conferences on client-agency relationships.