Simon Littlewood Partner, Head of Growth Services London +44 (0)20 7728 2931

I enjoy the privilege of spending my time applying the passion, skills and insight of individuals, policy-makers and management teams in order to realise their ambitions.

I focus my activity on enabling business growth through the reach, talents and facilities of Grant Thornton and our extensive networks nationally and internationally. With our exceptional team we have delivered national growth programmes to thousands of small businesses. This has been achieved leading GrowthAccelerator and the National Manufacturing Advisory Service as well as through our provision of commercial assistance to Innovate UK grant recipients. The team work closely with the investment community with over 100 transactions completing over the last three years. I am proud to also lead the Growth 365 community of mid-market business CEOs, our activities introducing blockchain technology and our work supporting the Government Department of International Trade.

I am passionate about skills development - I chair the Business Skills Apprenticeship Trailblazer and have led our development of the Cranfield MBA in partnership with Grant Thornton. This is enabling the apprenticeship levy funding to bring world class education to hundreds of management teams across the country.

I am a contributor to Planning for growth: Don’t let uncertainty hold you back. A report which provides recommendations and shares inspiring stories for ambitious business leaders looking to accelerate their growth performance.

  • BSc (Hons)

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