Simon is the Executive Director of MCA, which delivers cutting-edge news, opinion, insight, data and market intelligence to clients across the breadth of the UK eating and drinking out market.

MCA was created by the merger between two of the leading specialist insight providers serving the eating and drinking out market in the UK; M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice. This has created a unique combination of topical, comprehensive daily coverage, together with essential analysis and insight of market data and trends.

Simon started working with the Allegra business in 2008, and created the Allegra Foodservice business within William Reed Business Media in 2014.

Simon has a background in operations and marketing within the hospitality and foodservice industries. His career has included five years running hotels with Hilton and Forte, five years with Prêt A Manger in the late 1990s, and four years at Compass as Retail Development Director.