Simon Weston CBE is a Falklands Veteran and Inspirational Motivational Speaker
Only a handful of people would have recognised the Simon Weston who headed out for the Falklands Conflict back in June 1982. However, the face of Simon Weston who returned from the bombing of the Sir Galahad is recognised the world over, not for his disfigurement from 46% burns, but for his determination that has inspired courage and the will to excel in countless others.
Following his injuries, Simon’s road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in several highly successful ventures including ‘The Weston Spirit‘, a Liverpool-based young people’s charity. He remains a tireless worker for the Royal British Legion and the Royal Star and Garter Home.
His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Furthermore, in the 2016 New Year’s Honours, Simon was awarded the CBE.
Television and radio appearances, including the major BBC documentaries Simon’s War, Simon’s Peace, Simon’s Triumph and Simon’s Return have been complemented by literary success.
His autobiography, Walking Tall, was No. 1 in the best-selling list. Going Back was also a best-seller being in the top 10 for eight weeks.
Simon Weston has been a professional keynote speaker for over 25 years.
Delivering inspirational presentations around the globe, his irrepressible humour, infectious enthusiasm and immediately engaging personality, have made him a number one choice of many companies who invite him back to speak time and again.
His message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of seizing the moment and succeeding.
Simon’s career demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve great business goals.
Speaking topics include:
- Overcoming Adversity
- Taking up the challenge for Now and the Future
- Bravery and Dignity