Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant almost thirty years ago, Howard has gained significant experience as a Management Consultant, Business Advisor, Financial Director and Partner within a city practice, Westbury.
In 2002, Howard founded his first online business. Over the past nine years, Howard’s knowledge of and expertise within the online business arena has grown significantly and this was formally recognised in 2006 when The Made Simple Group won the Accountancy Age Excellence award for for the best use of the internet in business.
Within the Made Simple Group are a portfolio of successful and innovative online businesses including:-
• Companies Made Simple.
• Company Searches Made Simple
• Business Training Made Simple
• Tax Returns Made Simple
• London Presence Ltd.
• This is Your Office
Howard has been a regular speaker at online business events including the Business Start Up Exhibition at Olympia, giving seminars on topics ranging from business strategy and planning to attracting customers to your site. He is currently on the BBC small business panel of experts giving general advice about running a small business.
Howard is also actively involved in the hospitality sector being a part owner of a farm in Surrey that supplies top London restaurants, and is a Director and part owner of Wallace and Co, a restaurant group based in Putney. He also is a regular contributor to Imbibe magazine and has previously written for Square Meal.
Howard has other business interests in property and a product design business that produced the Rubik 360.