Had previously worked in corporate recruitment as consultant, Simon worked up to Deputy UK operations director at one company and then partner for a second, setting up offices across South West and Birmingham. After spotting a gap in the market where construction was concerned, he setup Harper Construction Recruitment and never looked back.

Over all of the years in the business, Simon believes that culture is king. Having the right mix of people in the office, means you can weather all kinds of storms and come out intact. Favourite holiday was flying to West Coast America, hiring a muscle car and blasting around California, Las Vegas, Death Valley and San Fransisco with Karen.

The thing that drives her mental is his constant acquisition of motorbikes (he’s up to 11!)