Simon has worked for Lucideon (formerly CERAM Research) for 37 years in the Physical Testing Department. Testing covers the refractory industry , the ceramics industry and the construction industry which includes the slip resistance of ceramic tiles, natural stone, clay and concrete products and any other flooring product where slip resistance is important. Testing is carried out using the pendulum and the ramp. Simon is currently a Technical manager.
Simon is a member of the Institute of Refractory Engineers and currently an active member of the UK Slip Resistance Group as membership secretary and treasurer. Simon is a committee member of B507/7, pedestrian slip resistance, representing BSI on European committee CEN TC 339 which is currently working on TS 16165. Simon is representing The Tile Association (TTA) at the conference.