Jordan and Wright rented an office from Delta 5, another mobile phone dealer, and the business lasted for a short time before changing its name to Corporate Cellular Ltd (CCL).
This business was not considered to be a great success either and Jordan left in the early 1990s, presumably to work for the Carphone Warehouse.
In 1994, Jordan and Andrew Briggs set up their own mobile phone retail company called the Pocket Phone Shop.
By 2000, in just four years with unprecedented growth the Pocket Phone Shop had 208 outlets nationwide, employed 1100 staff and was forecasting a turnover of £102m for the 1999/00 financial year.Pocket Phone Shop was seen as one of the main rivals in its sector to leader The Carphone Warehouse – the organisation that Jordan and Briggs both worked for before launching their own venture.At its peak the Pocket Phone Shop enlisted the services of Ulrika Jonsson to promote its new store openings, but the relationship turned sour when Jordan sued Jonsson claiming she had not fulfilled her promotional activities. Despite the Pocket Phone Shop venture being successful, Jordan's first forays into the mobile phone business were not. In 2000 he purchased Crystal Palace Football Club and remained chairman of the club until they entered administration in early 2010 . chairman (2000–2010), Chairman of The Club bar and Dining Group 2006-2010, founder Aspiration films, Chairman Octane Media 2004-6, Managing Director of The Pocket Phone Shop 1994-2000 Simon Jordan (born 24 September 1967) is an English businessman who made his fortune in the mobile phone industry.
In 2002 he co founded and funded the car Magazine Octane launching it to become one of the UK's most successful car magazines selling his 50% shareholding in 2006.
In 2006 he opened the restaurant Club Bar and Dining in London's Warwick Street, the restaurant/ bar was voted London's best bar in 2007 and Jordan sold it to the Ottenlenghi Group in 2010 who renamed the restaurant Nopi.
At 16, Jordan joined Palace and then Chelsea on schoolboy forms, but his career never took off, and Chelsea released him when he was sixteen.
He has described himself as being "good enough to be a professional, but mentally I wasn't interested.
You often get players who have bags of talent, but not the required application. All this happened whilst he was at Purley High School for Boys in Old Coulsdon.
His father Peter Jordan used to play for Crystal Palace F. In the late 1980s or early 1990s he was invited by a friend, James Wright, to join him in his business, Wright Connections, selling mobile phones via adverts placed in Loot and Exchange and Mart.