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Simeon Adewole Ademolake Profile
Simeon studied Urban and Regional Planning in Yaba College of Technology where he was
elected the President and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Students Union.
He later studied Law at University of East London and CPD in Learning Skills in Middlesex
Simeon relocated to London in 1991, in 1993, Simeon started a successful menswear
business with own label called “Simeon”, which began with just £250 that now flourishes
providing extra income for the most experienced but retired tailors around London. He has
recently expanded this business into a Training School. Simeon passion for fashion
developed into a business when he became a born again Christian. Seeing the number of
men wearing suits in the church, he began by selling suit to members.
Part of Simeon Fashion’s success story were, designing outfit for News presenters and film
starts such as ITV Chief Business reporter: Mark Odu, Sky One: Rutger Hauer in “Shock
Treatment”. ITV4: Sir Tony Robinson in Codex 1 and 2. BBC One: Richard Armitage in
Spooks. Also, on the list of Simeon’s clientele are notable Pastors like Pastor Sunday
Adelaja, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, Pastor Sola Fola-Alade, Late Pastor Timothy Kolade,
Pastor Wale Babatunde, Pastor Ted Haggard and of course Dr. Christopher Kolade and
Councillor Alan Craig to mention but a few.
Based on satisfactory recommendation of customers, In the Year 2001, Simeon was
nominated for The Guild of Master Craftsmanship award for his excellent craftsmanship and
outstanding business practises.
In 1991, Simeon founded a not-for-profit Supplementary School called Arise and Glow
Supplementary School, which provides educational support for ethnic minority children with
over 4000 ethnic minority children supported already and the project is still waxing strong.
Arise and Glow was recently awarded the Bronze Quality Frame Work Award by the
National Resource Centre for Supplementary Schools.
In 2004, Dr. Christopher Kolade the then Nigeria High Commissioner discovered Simeon’s
effective leadership potential and appointed him as a Board member for Managing Business
for Christ London (MBFC). A company that support businesses and help them achieve
higher standard of practise. Through this company Simeon received mentoring from the High
Commissioner himself, who was a Corporate Governance and Human Resources
Management teacher at Lagos Business School (LBS) before his appointment. Simeon
visited many businesses providing mentoring and guidance for best practises.
Simeon joined The Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1998, having worked closely with
his Pastor Sola Fola-Alade, his outstanding leadership quality was discovered and in 2007
He was sent to pastor a branch of The Redeemed Church called Harvest Chapel situated in
Plaistow London, where he is the resident pastor.
On the political front, Simeon did not cease to be active in Christian political service which he
started in his native land Nigeria where he was the president of the Students Union in Yaba
College of Technology. Despite his other activities and engagements, Simeon stood as a
parliamentary candidate for the Christian Peoples’ Alliance in the 2005 General Election
unfortunately he lost to Jim Fitzpatrick MP.
In 2006, Simeon was selected to run as a local councillor. He won a councillor seat in
Newham, so ending 100 years of Labour dominance in Canning Town South. His victory
was historic; with Simeon becoming the first ever black to be elected as an opposition
councillor in Newham, and on the National stage, He is the first and only black so far to be
elected by a Christian Democratic Party in British electoral history.
Since becoming a councillor, Simeon has successfully changed Newham Council’s policy of
involvement with supplementary education, after his motion was unanimously supported by
all councillors and Newham executive Mayor.
In March 2007, Simeon made National Head line, Captioned “Victory for Motorist” by the
Evening Standard. His case became a land mark case over London Transport’s attempt to
illegally penalise motorist by issuing illegal parking ticket. The outcome of this case brought
transparency into the parking law and the need for photographic evidence to be produced
before a parking ticket is deemed valid nationally. Simeon in effect, is the reason why all
parking attendant all over the Country must carry a digital camera today. Simeon appeared
on BBC Breakfast News enlighten motorist on their rights.
In 2014 Simeon was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Newham Partnership for
Supplementary School. His mission as the leader of this partnership is to unite all
Supplementary Schools. Simeon pioneered the first Supplementary School week in Newham
Borough bringing together many nationalities and Supplementary schools.
In 2014, Simeon was head hunted and appointed as Director of El-Salem Homes a property
company based in Abuja, from there Simeon found his own property company called Mercy
Homes in Abeoukuta Ogun State, providing hostel accommodation for Nigerian Students.
Simeon is a family man to the core, a teacher, a mentor and a business coach. His passion
includes meeting people, politics, preaching and empowerment.
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