Simon Brown

Partner at Positive Momentum Limited

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www.positivemomentum.com My career started in Industry with ICI Plc. I moved into consultancy first at PA Consulting, then eBusiness innovator Scient and boutique strategic innovation firm, The Foundation where I worked with M&S to develop their “Plan A” that has positioned them as the world’s most sustainable major retailer. I joined the fledgling tech start-up 2degrees Ltd in 2009 and built the corporate solutions business over the next 6 years. More recently as MD (Europe) for Natural Capital Partners I’ve worked with award winning clients such as Taylors of Harrogate, Freshfields, Microsoft and M&S. At Positive Momentum, we help businesses transform their approach to Leadership, Strategy, Innovation and Service but with a resolutely no nonsense style. Whether it's speaking at a conference, delivering a training seminar, providing a programme of one to one coaching or even actively leading transformation efforts we have a uniquely focused, enthusiastic and practical approach that is constructed around the specific needs of our clients. Our team of world-class consultant partners have all excelled in their own right and are now united in their no nonsense approach to helping clients across the globe. Clients include Microsoft, Royal Bank of Scotland, Cisco, Bupa, France Telecom, Barclays Bank, Global Crossing, Experian, Red Bull, Thus, Sainsburys, Prudential, Liverpool Victoria, COLT, AT&T, Shell, Kraft, OMV, Santander, Selex Gallieo and Orange. With a rapidly expanding global team we have extensive experience of working with clients across the globe and are delighted to engage with any business wishing to upgrade the way they interact with their people, suppliers or customers. Specialties: Leadership and Management, New Business Ventures, Sustainability and CSR, Strategic Innovation, Supply-Chain Resilience, Out-side-in Thinking & Facilitation, Conference/Event Speaking

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Work experience

Oct 2017 - Present

Positive Momentum Limited

Partner

I'm a Partner at Positive Momentum, which means that I get to work with people around the world who are looking for straightforward, no-nonsense expertise to help to meet what are often complicated growth and performance challenges. It means that I am working with clients who want to make a difference to their people, suppliers and/or customers. I work on challenges that can gain from my own skills and experiences in sustainable growth and innovation, plus the shared lessons from the other partners here and the resources of my clients. At Positive Momentum we believe that traditional consulting solutions can sometimes be too self-serving and generic - we've been on the receiving end ourselves. So our team of world-class consultant partners who have all excelled in their own right and are now united in their no nonsense approach to helping clients across the globe. We are all very experienced, talented people who are able to create solutions which are simple to implement, practical and effective. We aim to provide no-nonsense business advice.

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Oct 2014 - 2019

2degrees

Non Executive Advisory Board Member

Advisor to the 2degrees executive and client teams on Sustainable business performance and innovation

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Jun 2015 - Oct 2017

Natural Capital Partners

Managing Director, Europe

Helping business to succeed whilst creating a positive impact on the environment and society. Provide solutions for reducing carbon emissions, sourcing renewable energy, community re-forestation and water stewardship. UN Award winning programmes for Microsoft and M&S plus a queens Award for Sustainable Development for Taylors of Harrogate . These solutions can bring a wide range of benefits to stakeholders across many aspects of sustainable development as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Clients save money, reduce risk, improve engagement with colleagues, suppliers and customers.

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Sep 2009 - Oct 2014

2degrees

Managing Director, Enterprise Services

Supply Chain Engagement & Collaboration Service. Helping major corporate clients to meet the challenges and opportunities of Sustainable Business in their supply chain. Practical solutions for organisations with an ambition to unlock growth from environmental constraints.

Aug 2006 - Sep 2009

The Foundation Growth Consulting LLP

Partner

The Foundation is a strategic innovation firm. We help clientsgrow by enabling them to see their world differently, from the outside-in, from where the customer stands.

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2000 - 2002

Scient

Director

Scient was the leading eBusiness Systems Innovator of the dotcom era. Joined the leadership of London practice when 20 people and zero revenue - within a year grew to 150 people and £30m revenue. Classic conceive, architect, build, operate process for creating eBusiness for VC and Enterprise clients. London focused on Enterprise e.g. BP, Boots, Royal Sun Alliance.

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1997 - 2000

PA Consulting Group

Managing Consultant

One of the leaders of a Cross practice team at PA charged with positioning PA at Board level and developing large scale business transformation programmes. Sold and led transformational growth strategy projects at Securicor, Wembley, American Express as well as eR&D at Pfizer, technology strategy at Novartis and strategic marketing at Royal Mail. Developed PA propositions for growth and eBusiness.

1986 - 1996

ICI/Zeneca

Commercial Manager & Internal Consultant

Principal Consultant at Market Focus, ICI's internal strategy and marketing consultancy, working extensively in N. America and Asia Pacific Commercial Manager for ICI in Southern Africa, based in Zimbabwe Started as commercial manager for ICI in the Caribbean region

Education

1992 - 1995

Open University Business School

MBA, Masters in Business Administration

Sponsored 3 year MBA programme majored in Strategy, Finance, People and Innovation.

1983 - 1986

University of Sheffield

BSc (Special Honours), Biochemistry and Physiology

Science degree at one of the UK's leading scientific research Universities

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