Simon

Length of time at Bellway: 8 years

About me:

I am a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the housebuilding sector, working either in-house or for clients in private practice. I graduated from Durham University with a degree in Law and went on to do the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York.

I’ve been at Bellway for over 8 years holding senior positions in that time including Group Commercial Director before being appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2016.

I’m a committed cyclist and runner, love skiing and I am an active participant in our colleague “boot-camp.” I also lead an annual walking challenge with over 50 of our panel solicitors to raise funds for our Charity Partner which is now in its 3rd year.

Three words to describe the culture at Bellway:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Supportive
  • Family

Three reasons to work for Bellway:

  • Exciting to be part of a business with a growth strategy that it is delivering
  • Valued for your contribution
  • Don’t take ourselves too seriously – have fun as well as work hard

If you were a Bellway house type, what would you be and why?

I would be “the Luthier” because if I wasn’t a lawyer, (and had worked harder in piano and clarinet lessons) in an alternative life, I would have loved to have had a career as a musician in an orchestra.