Simon Gibson is a proven business leader who has repeatedly demonstrated his acumen for attaining professional and personal success. His path to becoming the CEO of the Spirant Group, a global alliance of legal and technology companies with an annual turnover of more than £20 million, has been characterised by entrepreneurial spirit and an appetite and willingness to take risks.
A champion of action over apathy, Simon is not someone who settles for the status quo. The first in his family to attend university, he began his assault on the corporate world soon after qualifying as a lawyer and – over the course of eight years – transformed the fortunes of a regional law firm; establishing it as a nationwide concern and overseeing a hike in annual turnover from £200,000 to £7 million.
Despite spearheading this exponential growth and the financial benefits and security that came with being an equity partner, Simon actively sought a new challenge and committed to setting up his first business from scratch.
Doing so demanded a heavy toll – coinciding with the arrival of his first child and a major health scare – but ultimately paid dividends. Since its formation in 2012, that company has metamorphosed to become a group of five businesses and created more than 150 jobs across its ever-expanding footprint in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
“Failure is a diversion, not a dead end“
Simon’s vision for the Spriant Group is to reshape the way in which firms offering professional services operate – to better equip them to win more business, improve profitability and enhance the experience of their teams.
Since its launch in 2012, Spirant has grown to become a team of more than 150 legal and tech experts with operations in the UK, Australia and the United States of America. It has shaken up markets, transformed how professional services are accessed in international territories and continues to provide companies with the necessary tools to achieve their full potential.