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Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews

Group Managing Director, Jersey

Simon is the founding director of HLG and the sole shareholder of the parent company. His primary responsibilities are nurturing our relationships with clients, colleagues, and industry; and delivering procurement and project leadership services on high-value / high-complex projects. He is a passionate ‘risk hunter’ and works tirelessly to ensure our client’s interests are always identified early and well protected.

Simon is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Chartered Builder with extensive experience of delivering strategic commercial solutions for all sorts of clients and projects. He has led teams on major infrastructure programmes like London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme and the UK’s 2021 Census. In addition, he has successfully delivered projects for numerous government departments, both in the UK and the Channel Islands. Most recently, he has focussed on growing HLG in the Channel Islands, helping to establish the Guernsey office and diversify our overall service-offering. Equally comfortable working as a part of or leading a team, he is extremely well thought of by clients and industry peers and his tactical advice and solutions regularly save clients time and money.

Simon devotes some of his spare time to supporting the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Jersey Construction Council, where he leads on several boards. Outside of work, Simon loves spending time with his young family, catching up with friends, and following his beloved Southampton Football Club (though this love is sometimes very sorely tested!). He is also a keen follower of all US sports and the very many Arizona sports teams. Regular visits to the US are therefore the watch word, with Simon and his family going to either baseball, gridiron or ice hockey games in some of America’s most iconic locations! Yee-ha!

Specialist Areas

  • Management Consultant
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain & Commercial Management


  • Fellow, Chartered Management Institute
  • Professional Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Building
  • Diploma in Surveying (QS), College of Estate Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration, College of Estate Management

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News, insights and case studies from the HLG team

HLG Associates proud to support Maufant Youth Project summer programme for third consecutive year

HLG associates are proud to continue their sponsorship of the Maufant Youth Project summer programme for the third year running.

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If you speculatively acquire land or property to develop, you always need to be certain of your costs - and even more so in the current climate.

Celebrating International Women's Day: The role of women in shaping the future of construction

If I could give one piece of advice to women wanting to work within construction, it would be to not let their preconceptions of the industry get in between them and taking a leap into a career in construction.

A new look and feel for HLG Associates

From winning a Jersey Construction Council Award, moving into brand new offices in both Jersey and Guernsey and celebrating our 10th anniversary, it’s been quite a year here at HLG Associates! And what better way to mark these major milestones than by updating the way we represent ourselves as a business?

Outline planning consent for the development of Leale's Yard in Guernsey has been granted

Well done to our clients, the Channel Islands Co-operative Society, and their delivery partner, Omnibus, on getting the outline planning consent for the development of the Leale's Yard site in Guernsey across the line.

Celebrating a decade of work across Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK

HLG Associates, a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy that supports its clients with projects across Jersey, Guernsey, and the United Kingdom, has opened new offices in both Jersey and Guernsey to celebrate ten years of delivering prestigious, high-quality projects.