PEOPLE

  • Dr Simon Goon

    Managing Director

    Business Durham

    As MD of the economic development company for County Durham, Simon work aims to deliver the environment for business and economic growth in the region. Following a PhD in Organic Chemistry he has held several techno-commercial roles within the fine chemical & pharmaceutical industry with Cambrex and Rhodia Pharma Solutions. After a decade, Simon became Head of Business Investment at One North East (ONE) delivering the region’s inward investment, account management, key sector development strategies and access to finance. Simon left ONE to form Key Strengths Ltd which provides strategic consultancy and support helping organisations to develop, change and implement strategy.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Ageing

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Fertility Tourism

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.



SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS

Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.

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