Simon has held roles to board level across public, private and not for profit sectors. He started his career as a print and broadcast news, sport and music journalist, before fulfilling various roles encompassing customer relations, quality control, legal services, health & safety and training in the travel industry. He then led a multi-site customer care operation for a leading business services organisation with 4 Royal Warrants, prior to managing the operations of a UK government-funded international mentoring charity. Following this Simon was head of sales and marketing for a rapidly growing online travel agent, and also worked for a leading direct response media agency.
For several years Simon has operated a successful marketing and environmental consultancy business, www.simonthorp.co.uk, with a unique pay by results proposition, as well as volunteering for a conservation charity. Simon also set up a niche online travel community, www.dreamswithoutfrontiers.co.uk.
Simon works with Dementia Adventure's strategic partners to extend the benefits and reach of the organisation's work. He is also an Insightly 'Hero' and in-house champion of the CRM.
Outside Dementia Adventure Simon is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders, Freeman of the City of London, Fellow of the Tourism Society and member of the Tourism Consultants' Network. He is also a Certified Landscape Designer with a keen interest in travel, gardening, music and sport.
Simon is typically available from Monday to Thursday and can be contacted at the office on 01245 237 548 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org