Simon Howell

Business Services Manager

"I aim to provide clients with useful guidance and solutions so that they are able to get on with running their businesses in the most efficient manner."

My aim when providing advice to clients is simple - that is, to help clients in any way possible to improve their business profitability and to make their lives easier in the process. By responding to queries as quickly as possible, I am able to provide clients with useful guidance and solutions so that they are able to get on with running their businesses in the most efficient manner.

I advise clients on all matters relating to accounts preparation and the compliance work associated with this, VAT issues and Construction Industry Scheme issues. I also help with company formation procedures, with particular experience in the property sector. I am responsible for a mixed portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders and partnerships to small, owner-managed companies and groups, and provide them with end-to-end business advice.

If you’re interested…
I joined Gerald Edelman in 1984 and have since worked in the business services department, working alongside partners to provide clients with advice on business growth and strategy. 

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
It would be thrilling to drive a Formula One race car – the sheer speed would be so exhilarating.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Buzz Aldrin – having always been fascinated by the moon and space travel, it would be amazing to speak to one of the twelve astronauts who walked on the moon and find out what it’s actually like up there.