Simon Allport – Independent Advisory Committee Member

Career History

Simon spent 32 years in professional services, first making Partner with Arthur Andersen and rising to Managing Partner for the North of England and Scotland at EY. He brings strong links with corporate, fast growth businesses and the local private equity, banking and legal communities across the North.

Simon is also Chairman of Business Finance Solutions, which to-date, has lent more than £91m to UK businesses unable to obtain funding through mainstream lenders.

He also was a member of the CBI’s North West Regional Council and the North West Business Leadership Team – an independent group of influential business leaders who collectively promote the long-term wellbeing and sustainability of the region.