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Simon Knocker, Project Leader, Facilitator, Process Specialist and Change Catalyst


thebigteam has a passion for delivering projects and making change happen. Over the last 15 years we have had the pleasure of delivering some really exciting, industry-leading and some, even award-winning, initiatives.

I set up thebigteam in 2003 as a vehicle to deliver change and to collaborate with a team of like-minded associates who all share my passion for delivery.

Find more about me in a SHORT INTRO VIDEO or on LINKEDIN.

Check out WHAT I DO,  PREVIOUS WORK or read some of my RECENT BLOGS.


Project Management

Workshop Facilitation

Process Transformation

Business Change

VR Workshops




I have worked with Simon on a number of work streams including legal, commercial, change management and planning. Simon also facilitated a number of workshops where his enthusiastic, engaging and probing style always ensured that all of the relevant information and idea’s were teased out of the attendee’s. Simon is very well organized, professional and reliable in delivery.
Mark Wright
Mark WrightDirector at CDK Global
I have worked with Simon on a large, complex business change programme over the past 18 months. He has worked across a number of programme disciplines including managing the delivery of complex legal and commercial agreements with strategic partners as well as working with the senior management team to facilitate an end to end strategic review of the programme. Simon’s ability to take a high level brief, develop a process and lead and facilitate a team to the desired outcome, often within challenging timescales, is second to none.
Duncan Potter
Duncan PotterProgramme Manager, Volkswagen Group
Simon is a rare breed amongst Consultants in that he doesn’t talk jargon, he actively listens and he delivers great, inclusive business solutions. He is a true leader in the way that he inspires and motivates people and drives through problems to achieve results.
Zoe Armstrong
Zoe ArmstrongFleet Development Manager, Volkswagen Group
I worked with Simon when he was brought into Volkswagen Group to programme manage the implementation of the award winning and industry first Trade Parts Specialist network. He brings an infectious enthusiasm to his work and the teams he engages with, passionate about the quality of the product he delivers as well as being considered and controlled with the time and resources at his disposal. He achieves the balance between an external specialist introduced to drive towards a singly focused goal and winning the hearts and minds of those in the business to achieve it more effectively than anyone else I have experienced.
James Parker
James ParkerHead of Sourcing Supply, Northern Europe, King Fisher PLC
Simon helped to develop a specific project for Bentley which included a workshop and first class support to ensure that the project was delivered on time and within the budget. Simon is easy to deal with and works hard to achieve the desired result. I would highly recommend him.
Iain Semple
Iain SempleHead of Retail Development at Bentley Motors Ltd
I worked with Simon whilst at Audi on the Audi Cam project and he impressed me with his ability to deliver against what was at the time a fairly complex and ever-evolving brief. He built good relationships with the dealer network and found innovative solutions to ensure that the project was brought in on time and beyond our expectations of what could be achieved in the timescales involved.
Since starting my own business this year I have worked for Simon on 2 projects and still find him as I did back in 2011. He is organised, efficient, clear and intelligent and I hope to work with him again on projects in the future.
Michelle Davis
Michelle DavisDigital Sales Manager at Mercedes Benz