Duncan Paul Simms was awarded a Choral Exhibition and read law at the University of Greenwich, graduating LL.B (Hons) in 2003. He spent more than a decade managing sales and manufacturing accounts for with the 300-year-old court tailors Ede & Ravenscroft. In this role (liaising with the Royal Family, Orders of Chivalry, the House of Lords and the UK and Commonwealth Judiciary) Duncan worked extensively within the City of London, and overseas in Central and West Africa.
He set up his own consultancy business in 2014, as a lecturer and advisor on contemporary and period legal and clerical costume for television, film and theatre.
Duncan also has wide-ranging residential property management and sales experience, and, in 2009, helped lead the enfranchisement of a notable apartment block in South-East London. He remains a Director of the freehold company, and a residential landlord.
He had experience of international voluntary service as a decorated Scout and Venture Scout, and was twice commended as a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police.
Duncan has been Clerk (Chief Executive) to the Guild of Entrepreneurs since February 2015. He is married to Sabrina (a Chartered Tax Adviser) and has one young son (Hector, 3). Duncan is a keen vegetable gardener and cook, an enthusiastic singer and an accomplished knitter.
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