Experience includes specialist knowledge of all aspects of moorland and upland management such as heather and grazing management, wildfire, bracken control and sporting.
Simon Thorp & Associates was established in April 2010 to provide a platform to provide professional services, which included continuing as the Director of The Heather Trust.
A career in the Royal Navy preceded retraining as a Rural Surveyor and Land Agent and experience was then gained working on rural estates in different parts of the country. This included employment as a Resident Agent and as an Associate Partner for a firm of land agents in the north of England.
Employment as the Director of The Heather Trust, from May 2002 until March 2018, provided specialised experience of moorland and upland management, throughout the UK, particularly where it is important to bring people together to improve management.