Simon Burton

Simon Burton is an inspirational event speaker, host, panel chairman and Master of Ceremonies with vast practical business experience and a unique perspective and style.


Simon's Story

Energetic, eclectic, inspiring and insightful, Simon is a powerful asset for any event.

A passionate champion for entrepreneurs and start-ups; for face to face marketing and for the power of sport and community, he is also a successful entrepreneur in his own right. 


Simon has launched and sold several business including three trade shows and three awards campaigns. He is the co-founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Charity Film Awards, Football Business Awards and Sports Business Awards. His current business interests encompass sport, entrepreneurship, content creation and social media. He is a best-selling author of four business books.

He has spoken at and chaired events from intimate retreats to major conferences, in diverse market sectors around the world.

Simon is fun, funny, insightful and forthright.


Topics, Themes & Thinking

Simon is comfortable in any business environment. His
passions are entrepreneurship, live marketing, social media and content, social enterprise and story-telling in business. He has a number of powerful and inspiring keynotes or can create presentations for specific audiences. 

Live + Digital

How do we connect the oldest form of marketing with the newest for business success?


Event Host

Simon is an experienced and engaging event host. His relaxed and playful style belies a keen feel for the audience's and sponsors needs and engagement.


Punk Business

Our modern society is built upon ideas which may or may not be serving you, they may not even be true. Unlock your inner punk and join the revolution.


10 Things Every Modern Business Should Know​

A high-energy, engaging and thoroughly interactive tour through the ten major issues confronting every business and business person today.


Simon is a creative powerhouse, serial innovator, market disrupter and ideas champion. 

He might have the body of a middle-aged white guy, but his heart and mind fizz and spark with energy, radical thinking, openness and iconoclasm. 

 He is as passionate about the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he is 18th Century Literature, as likely to be playing on his PS5 as walking in the countryside. Sometimes glued to tiktok, regularly listening to Iron Maiden, always a hopeful Gooner. 

"Feedback has been fantastic for your presentation last week. You were the star of the show! Thank you."
Francis Laud
Chief Financial Officer
G's Group

Need Advice?

Simon also offers consultancy and introduction services. His innovations, black book and connections have transformed businesses and entrepreneurs. Get in touch to discusss how Simon can help your organisation.