Training provider for: Learning at Work Week 2018 trainerLearning at Work Week 2019 trainerSimon Hall is a communications consultant, journalist and author.He was a broadcaster for twenty five years, mostly as a BBC Television, Radio and Online News Correspondent, covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen.Simon now works as a communications consultant for the University of Cambridge, and a range of businesses. He helps with strategy, branding, reports, pitches, presentations and speech writing, along with enhancing organisations' media profiles, both conventional and social.He also works with senior politicians and civil servants in preparing, polishing and presenting their messages.His books - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published.Simon has also contributed articles and short stories to a range of newspapers and magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime.He is a tutor in media skills and creative writing, teaching at popular Writers’ Summer Schools such as Swanwick and Winchester, for the National Association of Writers’ Groups, at universities including Cambridge and Exeter, on cruise ships and overseas.Simon has also become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter, including the now notorious story of What to do when you really need a dead otter.He is married to Jess, Director of Libraries at the University of Cambridge, and has an adopted daughter, Niamh. Simon lectures on careers in the media at Cambridge University, and is an aspiration champion in schools and colleges, often working with the Speakers for Schools charity.Amongst his proudest achievements, he includes the number of young people he has helped into leading universities and jobs in broadcasting, and aspiring writers into publication.