Simon was the reason I didn’t give up on my studies at Derby Uni when life was throwing every possible banana skin at me. I clearly remember him telling me that I could achieve a First Class – well beyond my wildest dreams. He kept me motivated and inspired until I did indeed achieve that First. I was so appreciative of his support that I wrote a dedication to him in my Independent Studies, and my gratitude to him will never fade. A great man, and someone whom I will never forget.