Simon has always had an interest and passion for supporting business growth, advising small businesses on creating business plans while working towards a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Brighton Business School.
Having started his career on a graduate trainee scheme with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Simon has worked for a number of companies including two Top Tier UK High Street banks.
In his role as commercial corporate relationship manager at RBS, Simon was responsible for making sure his clients were extremerly satisfied with the service they were receiving from the bank, managing relationships from directors of SME's to financial directors of larger national UK businesses. Despite being successful at his job, winning various internal awards and nominations for supporting UK businesses, Simon became disenchanted with the banking industry and was frustrated by the lack of support being offered by the banks to their clients.
Driven by his passion for helping businesses grow and succeed, Simon launched Gateway Commercial Finance, an ethical alternative to business banking with the big brands.