About The TeamWhat makes YAYC tick...
Co Founder: Host
Simon, began his working life with Messrs. Coutts & Co, bankers to the Queen. During a career which has, thus far, spanned 29 years, Simon has served time as a Bank Manager, Financial Adviser, and General Manager of a major UK Broking Firm; which later became London Scottish Broking. A Qualified Mortgage Adviser, Simon set up his own broking firms in late 2002, later to have the rug pulled from beneath him, as a consequence of the now infamous 'credit-crunch' of 2007/08; an event that changed Simon's perspectives on banking.
Since then, Simon has spent the past 8 years researching many aspects of law, and championing the cause of the unsuspecting consumer; highlighting the dodgy, and at times, downright deceptive tricks employed by some banks and other consumer orientated organisations.
Simon's unique perspective, and style have brought him more than 2 million internet views worldwide, numerous radio interviews, and even a guest appearance on satellite TV.
For the past 4 years, Simon has facilitated more than 200 educational seminars and lectures across the UK, and has received more than 3000 attendees at these varied events.
Among other things, Simon has a passion for music and Hollywood movies, and is well known for using these as a medium for teaching aspects of the law and consumer rights. On a lighter note, in 2012 he made a cameo appearance in a popular music video, and even appeared in a BBC period drama during 2015.
Co Founder: Host
Consultant, Strategist, Professional dot joiner. Futurist. Multiple Best Selling Author, Publisher, Life time entrepreneur, Natural health strategist (40 years of being doctor free) and is the brains behind the highly effective Snack Box Diet.
Mark's work across a diverse range of fields; from technology, natural health, retail, service and publishing and media marketing, has exposed him to much of what is going on at the forefront of industry and commerce. He does not like to see people being walked-over by the businesses of poorly formulated statutes, in the hands of the powers-that-be, and he'll uphold the rights of those that are [walked-over] wherever possible.
This passion, and ability, comes from a lifetime of business experience, and recognising that bread still needs to be put on the table. This means Mark is always able to help business-owners with-a-heart, to be the best they can be. To that end, one of Mark's greatest thrills is guiding business-owners, and executives, to recognise, and seize upon; new and exciting opportunities that they would have otherwise missed. This is becoming more crucial now, as technology is changing the way businesses are working, from how they find their clients and customers, through to how they manage their inventory; to how they design and source the resources needed for their products and services.