With an Honours Degree in Biochemistry, Simon worked in academic publishing for four years. In 1992 he attended Bath College and retrained as a stonemason. He joined WCS as a banker mason in 1994, eventually being made Director in 2001. In 2002 he attended Bristol University, and was awarded a post-graduate qualification in architectural conservation. In the same year he moved to France to work as a stonemason, returning to WCS in 2005. In addition to Contract Management, Simon is also responsible for delivering the RIBA CPD seminar.