Simon has had the archetypal roller coaster ride of employment and consulting, then finding his niche; starting, growing and running a substantial international hospitality, leisure and event management business to a successful exit. And, in true entrepreneurial style, not ready to put on his carpet slippers, in 2012 he co-founded Fordham Henderson Business Mentoring & Executive Coaching where he found his vocation and passion... helping others in business.
Now Chair of the Association of Business Mentors (ABM) and board advisor to a number of companies and Government and author of several self-help books, he splits his time between pro bono mentoring of 'new' entrepreneurs at LBS, Uni of Westminster and the National College of Humanities, paid mentoring and coaching to Execs, business owners and celebrities. He is the UK’s No.1 advocate for the raising and setting of professional standards in Business Mentoring, and along with the great ABM Team was at the forefront of developing the UK’s first professional qualifications in Business Mentoring and Coaching.
His ethos is that there are no stupid questions in business and "we don't know what we don't know." That same year his organisation, Fordham Henderson Consulting, was awarded the prestigious ”Business Support Organisation of the Year” by the Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020. In 2021 he attained the ILM Level 7 (Masters' equivalent) in Senior and Executive Coaching and Mentoring (Business). He is a Freeman of the Company of Entrepreneurs and in 2023 was awarded Freedom of the City of London for his work fostering entrepreneurship in the City and beyond. Simon is a member of the Institute of Directors, The Institute of Leadership and Management and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
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