Born and brought up in Liverpool, Simon began acting in 1982 in the first episode of Brookside. For the last thirty years he has successfully combined dual careers of acting and presenting. When not working in these two main creative fields Simon splits his time between developing and shooting his independent films and scouring Europe seeking out derelict properties to renovate: all done from an ecological perspective.
Simon is uncompromising in his attitude toward our interaction with the natural environment. This philosophy has been practically applied to all his building developments. Simon has campaigned individually and as part of wider groups for many years. As a direct consequence of this principled approach, Simon has been independently Chairing ‘the Strategic Green and Open Space Review’ on behalf of The Mayor and Liverpool City Council for the last 18 months. The Final Report of the Review is due out imminently.
In his media work Simon is currently Executive Producer of Factual programming at LA Productions and will also be presenting a new Channel 4 series ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’ starting this August.