Simon Bussell

Chief Commercial Officer

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As our Chief Commercial Officer, Simon’s focus is on growing BKL organically and through mergers and acquisitions.

Working closely with our CEO Lee Brook and other senior leadership colleagues, Simon acts as BKL’s ambassador to other businesses who may be ready for the next stage in their journeys. This covers the accountancy sector, BKL’s key sectors (financial services, property & construction) and beyond. Through these conversations, together we explore these opportunities and their mutual benefits: strategic, financial and cultural.

Throughout his career, Simon has specialised in business strategy and growth. He has over 25 years’ experience in marketing and BD at professional services firms; he has built on this with an MBA.

Simon joined BKL as a director in 2016, where he attends BKL Board meetings and Executive Committee. In helping to drive BKL’s organic growth, his projects have included the launch of our outsourced CFO service and the development of our IT consultancy service.

Simon is also proactive on BKL’s behalf within our global membership association AGN International.

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As our Chief Commercial Officer, Simon’s focus is on growing BKL organically and through mergers and acquisitions.

Working closely with our CEO Lee Brook and other senior leadership colleagues, Simon acts as BKL’s ambassador to other businesses who may be ready for the next stage in their journeys. This covers the accountancy sector, BKL’s key sectors (financial services, property & construction) and beyond. Through these conversations, together we explore these opportunities and their mutual benefits: strategic, financial and cultural.

Throughout his career, Simon has specialised in business strategy and growth. He has over 25 years’ experience in marketing and BD at professional services firms; he has built on this with an MBA.

Simon joined BKL as a director in 2016, where he attends BKL Board meetings and Executive Committee. In helping to drive BKL’s organic growth, his projects have included the launch of our outsourced CFO service and the development of our IT consultancy service.

Simon is also proactive on BKL’s behalf within our global membership association AGN International.

SPECIALIST TOPICS

Accounts
Consultancy
Growth
M&A
Marketing
Strategy

Experienced BD specialist driving BKL's growth

Watch Simon in our Business but better: BKL's ESG and B Corp journey video

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