Consultant and Producer at Sminty Ltd and Abnormally Funny People
A trainer, consultant and public speaker, Simon has focused on disability since early 2000s. Based in London, his work is international. He works with many clients from a small non-governmental organisation to a multinational corporation.
He has a creative side, helping improve the portrayal of disabled people in media with BBC, Channel 4, Warner Television and Endemol Shine. He won Best Television Feature in 1999 for his Channel 4 Travelog documentary in China.
He performed in and co-produced the sell out Edinburgh Fringe comedy show Abnormally Funny People in 2005, returning in 2015. He co-hosts two podcasts, BBC Ouch! and The Way We Roll with Minty & Friend.
Since 2018, Simon has been a Non Executive Director of Motability Operations plc and a trustee of Improbable Theatre and StopGap Dance. He is an Ambassador to the Business Disability Forum and co-created the Disability Media Alliance Project in California.
He has a Post Graduate diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, both from City University in London.
In 2016, GQ named him as one of the 100 best connected men in the UK.
He has personal experience of disability being of short stature and limited mobility.
“I do like being me. I wouldn’t have taken this path if I’d not been short. I love the people I’ve met and the things I’ve done. Being short has opened more doors than it has closed.”