Simon Hester is a small business developer who has been an integral part of a family run business for over 20 years. Throughout this time he has been instrumental in developing a new brand, and repositioning the business to keep pace with changes in the fine art industry.
His key roles have been: finance, marketing, exhibition curation, sales, and managing change in challenging times. He possesses a passion for excellent customer service and developed a database of loyal customers and a network of relationships with key dealers. Simon has also developed relationships with the press and achieved high exposure through effective PR. Simon specialises in small business development, art gallery management, managing key stakeholders, presentation and communication skills.
Area of Expertise
Simon specialises in small business development, art gallery management, managing key stakeholders, presentation and communication skills.
Two professional achievements in the last 5 years
He has experience of presenting to large audiences and has developed the skill of effectively communicating a message. Simon has secured and curated the first selling exhibition in Leeds by the acclaimed British painter Joash Woodrow. He was also featured on Yorkshire Television ‘My Yorkshire’.
I’m interested in delivering engaging presentations and exceeding customer expectations.
View of continuing professional development (CPD)
As the director of his own small business CPD is something that he has done throughout the years but the recording of his development has not been a priority. He looks forward to using this portal and having a fresh approach to managing his personal CPD.