2015 International Ecotrophelia Award (runner-up) for the development of a sustainable tourism model that monitors, forecasts and adaptively manages sustainable tourism in the Exuma Cays Region of the Bahamas (Caribbean – see our case study for more information).

2015 International Ecotrophelia Award (runner-up) for the development of a brand, marketing plan, digital and print marketing collateral to promote cultural tourism in Anguilla (Caribbean – see our case study for more information)

2014 Alumnis of Year Southern Cross University (School of Environment, Science and Engineering), for 25 years of outstanding professional contribution to the tourism, environment and education sectors.

2012 World Festival and Event City (under 0.5M pop category) for Newcastle, by the International Festivals and Events Association recognising Newcastle’s transformation to become Australia’s leading regional destination for events & festivals.

2012 Government Communication Australia Best Brand Communication Award, 2012, for Brand Newcastle (Simon was project manager).

2009 BRW Environmental Business Award (runner up) for Sustainable tourism monitoring and adaptive management system, Q Station (Simon designed the system and was General Manager of the property).

2008 Australian Travel Innovator Award (runner up) Travel and Leisure Magazine, for Q Station redevelopment and it’s iconic theatre performance Defiance (Simon was the Project Director of both).

2002 South Australian Planning Award, Awarded for the Eyre Peninsula Tourism Development and Marketing Plan (Simon was the principal tourism consultant).