Meet Simon Hodsden, Research Officer at Prological

Simon joined Prological in 2017 as a Research Officer. Simon is responsible for keeping the team up to date on the latest media announcements and business analysis.

Simon has over 25 years of experience in the steel and coal industry in the UK, Southern Europe, South Africa, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and has been responsible for full profit and loss management of multi-million dollar contracts, gaining expertise particularly in materials handling, waste minimisation and recycling.

We asked Simon a few questions about his role, his life and what he likes about working for Prological.

What do you enjoy most about working at Prological?

I love the enthusiasm of the team and the general vibe. At our core is a desire to help other businesses become more competitive and I think that’s a great goal for the company.

What do you like your role at Prological?

Every day is different. As a result of the research I do, I’m reading more and more media reports and consequently I’m not only informing the business, but I’m also learning so much myself.

What’s your biggest achievement?

After an accident in 2008 I was left quadriplegic, a life changing but not life destroying event. Getting back to work after this accident is one of my proudest achievements and Peter Jones at Prological played a significant role in that.

Also in my industrial career I’ve always worked in the recycling aspect of industrial production. I’ve always had a green footprint and explored work opportunities that feature this side of industry and I’m really proud that I pursued this side of the industry.

Who inspires you?

Ordinary people and volunteers. When I think of people volunteering for the Rural Fire Service and putting their lives in danger for other people, it really inspires me.

What are you passionate about?

Manchester City! I love English football and despite having never lived in Manchester – they are my adopted team. It all started when I was living in the south of England as a kid and we all went to our first football game, being the local team, everyone got behind Chelsea FC. But to be different I picked the away team, which happened to be Manchester City that day and I’ve been a supporter for 51 years.

What’s on your bucket list?

I’ve been living in Australia for 21 years, after migrating from the UK. In 2016, we sailed from Sydney to Southampton, UK on the Queen Mary 2. It was an incredible experience and as a result my ultimate bucket list dream is fly to the UK and do a return trip in the opposite direction, coming back through the Panama Canal, and thus circumnavigating the world.

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