Simon is a freelance journalist with a passion for style and good journalism.
His career is as a trade journalist, having edited magazines related to finance, banking and the law for the past 10 years. He is currently the editor of Managing Intellectual Property, the leading global magazine for patents, trade marks and copyright with a readership of 13,000 and annual turnover of around £4 million. He manages a team of eight journalists and editors based in London, New York and Hong Kong.
He writes his style blog, Permanent Style, and freelance features for several websites and magazines in the UK, US and India. The work varies from weekly columns to specifically commissioned features, with varying fees.
Simon has also received attention from international press for his taste and views. He has been profiled in GQ, in some of Japan's biggest style magazines and in Fuera de Serie - the Spanish branch of How to Spend It.
Simon was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics and economics and was the editor of the college paper. He was awarded the Stirling-Boyd prize for contributions to the college, won a philosophy prize in logic and was president of the PPE Society.
Simon is married with two daughters. He lives in Peckham Rye, London and has too many suits.