Simon graduated from the University of Northumbria in 2001 with a 2:1 BA Honours degree in Travel and Tourism Management. In his university placement year working for McGarvey Russell, a leading events agency, Simon got hooked on the buzz and excitement of conference and incentive travel. On graduating he rejoined the company cutting his teeth organising international conferences, incentives and events, travelling far and wide. Subsequently Simon worked in event planning and operational roles at Universal CIT and Grass Roots furthering his travel experience and industry skills.
In 2006 Simon joined representation company Avenue Sales and Marketing as C&I Sales Director for the Corinthia Hotels account. During this period Simon honed his account management skills and started to build up an impressive, loyal and trusting client base amongst the industry’s leading event agencies, realising that the sales side of the industry was his calling.
Simon then entered the world of DMC representation joining MM and Company in 2010 where he managed client accounts promoting the DMC portfolio. In 2013 Simon moved into the corporate DMC arena as Director of Global Sales for AlliedPRA, responsible for the UK and EMEA markets and managing the UK sales team before joining The DMC Advantage in March 2015.
Simon always conducts business with honesty, integrity and professionalism. With great attention to detail and passion for delivering the highest level of service to clients, Simon works with the team to position The DMC Advantage as the representation company of choice.
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