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Simon Weston  Inspirational Motivational and After Dinner Speaker

Simon's message is one of single-minded determination, to not only accept what is, but to turn that to your advantage. Simon's own career clearly demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve great business goals.

Simon Weston's irrepressible humour, infectious enthusiasm and immediately engaging personality, have made him the number one choice of many companies who invite him back to speak time and again. An inspiring and moving keynote speaker, Simon is also a wonderful and humorous after dinner speaker.

Simon is always in demand as both a keynote/motivational speaker and after dinner speaker. He has spoken for small Rotary Clubs through to large PLC's across the UK and Europe

Simon Weston's presentation topics include:

Overcoming adversity
Accepting change
Dealing with challenges
Liking the person you are
Diversity
Bravery
Dignity
Inspiring others

Today Simon Weston  takes the opportunity to convey his story in order to motivate and encourage those, who like him, want to move to the next goal, whatever it may be!

"The only obstacles to achieving one's targets and successes are those you create for yourself." Simon Weston

Simon Weston Inspirational , Motivational and After Dinner Speaker

Simon Weston Inspirational , Motivational and After Dinner Speaker 

In 1982 the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. On board was Simon Weston,   Welsh Guardsman, a name and face that was going to become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and redefine his role in life. 

Simon endured years of re-constructive surgery, including 70 major operations or surgical procedures.

Today Simon  Weston takes the opportunity to convey his story in order to motivate and encourage those, who like him, want to move on to the next goal, whatever it may be! The only obstacles to achieving one's targets and successes are those you create for yourself. His words never fail to inspire you.

Following his injuries, Simon's road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in a number of highly successful ventures. He remains a tireless worker for the charity and his charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours. He was also awarded Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2002 in recognition of his bravery and his charity work in the region. He has appeared in the Top 100 Merseysiders list in 2003 and honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004.

Simon' Weston's  story has been well publicised and he has been the subject of five major BBC Television documentaries: Simon's War, Simon's Peace, Simon's Triumph, Simon's Return and in April 1999, Simon's Journey. He has been a 'victim' on This is Your Life. His autobiography, Walking Tall, was No1 in the best selling list. Going Back was also a best seller being in the top 10 for eight weeks. He then wrote a series of fiction books with titles such as Cause of Death and Phoenix. His most recent book, Moving On was published in 2003 and sees Simon lay his Falklands ghosts to rest. Simon has also published 4 childrens books - Get Fit With Nelson is released in 2013. 

In 2007 Simon Weston  presented a series of programmes for ITN, looking back at the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War, and in 2008 again worked with ITN covering the 90th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. In 2012 he went back to the Falklands with war reporter Mike Nicholson and former marine Nick Taylor in a moving programme called Returning to the Falklands.

In 'Simon's Heroes', he was able to utilise skills he developed both as a radio presenter in the early 1990s and now as a business speaker, to talk to people touched by the Falklands conflict. His voice-over for the documentary clearly demonstrates Simon's talent for communication.

Simon is also a successful businessman and in 2012 establised Weston Security 

In 2013 Simon Weston  was voted by viewers of the BBC One Show to have his Portrait hung in the National Portrait Gallery, and in 2014 topped a poll conducted by Freuds on the Nations Favourite Hero.

Simon' Weston's irrepressible humour, infectious enthusiasm and immediately engaging personality, have made him the number one choice of many companies who invite him back to speak time and again. An inspiring and moving keynote speaker, Simon is also a wonderful and humourous after dinner speaker.

Simon Weston's message is one of single-minded determination, to not only accept what is, but to turn that to your advantage. Simon's own career clearly demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve great business goals.

Simon Weston Inspirational , Motivational and After Dinner Speaker 

“People were still talking about Simon`s session the following day and he was certaintly a highlight of the event. He perfectly captured the theme of the event, which was "putting positive energy into Healthcare” and set the tone very well for what was a very successful event" Healthcare Estates 


“The guest speaker was Simon Weston, the Falklands War veteran, who gave a truly inspirational speech on overcoming adversity, determination and the benefits of self-belief.” Principle, Leeds City College 

“Yesterday was fantastic and everyone I have spoken to was really blown away by Simon, his story and the messages he shared. We would have loved to have given him longer, and it was great that he did address all 650 or so of our staff. We really appreciated the time given to various groups of young people he saw, a brilliant day.” Helena Partnerships 

"Simon was brilliant! What an inspirational and lovely person. I could have listened to him for hours . He made a huge impact on me and many others." Vodafone 

"Simon Weston's each word was held on to by all, and one could hear a pin drop for over 1 hour, even the young people didn't object to sitting for over an our, an inspirational session with a man who overcame so many of the barriers in his life." - Blackburn Cathedral 

"Simon was amazing, the whole organisation was in tears and laughter with his speech he was so inspirational everyone was so touched by his speech" - SLH 

"Very inspiring talk. It was a very powerful one and related well to team work." - Admiral 

“Simon’s talk was inspirational, moving and in parts very funny.  It was a great start to our day and he left leaving the clinicians in the audience with a lot to think about.” Royal College of Psychiatrists 

“Simon was the best motivational speaker that we have ever had and scored 100% on the speaker table” – SLCC 

“May I thank you very much for the moving speech that you gave to our Dignity in Care awards on the 18th March. The event went really well and everyone enjoyed the day. I think your attendance made it very special to them and they were overwhelmed with your speech.” – Staff Council 

“All of the teams feedback has been very positive, thought provoking & motivational” – GSK 

“Simon was absolutely brilliant, extremely inspiring and his story made you sit back and think – I know he brought tears to a few eyes on the night, including mine.  He was a pleasure to work alongside with and I will find it difficult to top him as a guest speaker!” Peterborough Forward 

“He was quite simply superb last night.  He had the whole audience completely captivated and they were begging for more.  He is one of the most highly professional and entertaining individuals I have ever worked with and his sense of humour is second-to-none.” – APT Marketing 

“Simon was nothing short of brilliant and real inspiration and the feedback from the attendee’s was all positive” – British Gas 

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