Falklands War hero Simon Weston to be guest speaker at Business Awards

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The guest speaker at this year’s Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards is Falklands War hero Simon Weston.

Former Welsh Guardsman Simon Weston suffered horrendous burns when the ship he was on, the Sir Galahad, was destroyed in Bluff Cove during the war with Argentina in 1982.

Mr Weston’s message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding.

Following his injuries, his road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in a number of highly successful ventures including The Weston Spirit, a Liverpool-based young people’s charity.

His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

He was also awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2002 in recognition of his bravery and his charity work in the region.

Along with Simon’s work with a number of charities he is also a professional motivational speaker with more than 20 years’ experience. He not only talks about overcoming adversity and positive mental attitude but also his experiences of being in the public eye over the past 30 years.

The annual Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards, organised by the Northants Telegraph and the Chronicle & Echo and sponsored by Stanair Industrial Door Services in association with Northamptonshire Chamber, celebrate businesses both large and small, established and new. There are 11 categories including new business, excellence in customer care, worker of the year and business of the year.

The awards are free to enter.

The prizes include free advertising in any of JP Midlands Group’s newspapers.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday, December 11, at the Daventry Court Hotel.

Northants Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “These awards are supported by local businesses and, more importantly, celebrate the success of local firms.”

For more details contact Gillian Politis on 01536 356902 or by email at gillian.politis@jpress.co.uk.