PEOPLE

  • Simon Belt

    Web and technology consultant

    Simply Better IT

    Simon specialises in helping small businesses get the most from IT. He has a background in the civil service and then the international outsourcing world, though now prefers the challenge of getting small businesses to outperform large ones by using technology better. Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Simon moved to Lancashire on a civilising mission some 30 years ago. After some success there, he’s moved on to sunny Derbyshire where he’s now based. By way of ensuring some engaging debate in the north, Simon helps coordinate the Manchester Salon discussion forum.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Vegetarianism

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Regional Final: North West & North Wales 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Regulation of the Media

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Trade not Aid

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2012/13

DEBATE: Party Funding

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: IVF

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2011/12

DEBATE: GM Food

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Genetic Screening

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Older Mums

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2009/10

DEBATE: Pop artists

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2009/10

DEBATE: CCTV

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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