Simon Bucknall

Simon Bucknall


Twice UK & Ireland Champion of Public Speaking, Simon helps professionals, leaders and opinion formers be more influential and inspiring through the spoken word. He took an interest in speaking while Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian in the House of Commons in 2004. The following year, he ran the General Election constituency campaign to elect Eng- land’s youngest MP, coming from third place to win. In 2007, Simon was in the top 20 out of 26,000 speakers at the finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking in Phoenix, Ari- zona. A speaker, coach and facilitator since 2008, he has worked with groups from countries, including Pakistan, Ukraine, Holland, Germany, Japan, India and the UAE. Simon holds de- grees from Oxford University and the London School of Oriental & African Studies. He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and Royal Society for the Arts. In 2013, he was awarded Freedom of the City of London. He lives in London with his wife and two children