Simon is one of the founders of Indigo Planning, now WSP | Indigo. The award-winning business – which grew over 30 years to almost 100 employees across London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham – was acquired in May 2019 by leading professional services firm, WSP.
Prior to merging with WSP, Indigo was awarded RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year in 2017 and 2015, and shortlisted for the award in each of the last six years. In May 2018, Indigo was Commended for the RTPI “Planning Consultancy of the Year” award.
The coming together of WSP and Indigo collectively positions the joint organisation as a top tier planning consultancy in the UK. Simon is an Executive Director of WSP | Indigo, with over with 37 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked across a broad spectrum of work – from regional planning to sensitive, small-scale schemes – in Ireland, France and most parts of the UK. He is a member of the British Chambers of Commerce Planning Expert Panel and is also Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Planning and Construction Committee. Simon is particularly interested in the concepts of sustainable development and regeneration in urban and rural places, and has published papers on related topics.
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