Founder of FutureFoodservice
With 30+ years’ experience of working in, developing, analysing and commentating on the UK foodservice/hospitality industry, Simon is expertly placed to advise on what will happen in the future. Acknowledged as the leading analyst of the market today and recognised as an expert in making sense out of all the data and insight available, Simon is now making sense of the future.
With a career founded in operations with hotels, restaurants, and with Pret A Manger, Simon moved into marketing and development (with Compass Group), and then market intelligence, developing Allegra Foodservice whilst working with Allegra Strategies. This was sold to WRBM and Simon created and led MCA from 2014 to 2019, merging the data, insight, news and events businesses.
Simon stepped down from MCA in order to launch FutureFoodservice, providing unique foresight into the future, to the whole spectrum of the hospitality and foodservice market.
The most recent future foresight report that Simon has written is ‘The Rebuilding of Hospitality, 2021 to 2025’ with detailed forecasts for each sector of the market.