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Episode 68

it's lonely at the top

In this episode, we chat to Simon Taylor, Managing Director of SJT Management Holding

Simon was born and brought up in Newcastle, started his professional career with Northumbrian Water after gaining a MSc in Environmental Management, and has since gained a MBA from Durham Business School. He has a wealth of senior management experience, having held a number of Director and Managing Director positions.

Since returning to the North East of England he setup SJT Management Holdings and is a Non-Exec Director in a SME and is on the Board of Governors for a local independent school. He is a Mentor for the NELEP and a member of The Experience Bank, as well as being a Business Innovation Specialist for the NE BIC, and is a provider for NBSF.

Simon has over 20 years’ experience of managing organisations in the Utilities sector in the UK and abroad, including a number of senior leadership roles in large complex organisations, in both the private and public sector. He spent 6 years working in the Middle East managing teams of locals and international expats in demanding commercial and regulatory environments.

During the episode we discuss:

  • Simon's career to date
  • The boom of dubai and their vision for the future
  • Working on the business, not in it
  • Recommended reading & listening