ABOUT LISA SIMMONS (nee PILKINGTON)
An experienced business journalist, editor and broadcaster, Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience writing, commissioning and editing a wide range of personable, topical and inspiring commercial property-related print and online content for national, trade and consumer media. A BBC Radio Oxford presenter, Lisa is also the founder of Pilkington Media Consultants. Formed in September 2017, the specialist property PR and editorial consultancy offers services including PR, media training, freelance multi-media property journalism on all market sectors, copywriting and editing.
Favourite TED Talk: Eddie Jaku - The Happiest Man On Earth
A message from Lisa to Eddie:
"As part of my involvement in the organising team for TEDxBanbury, I was asked to name two of my favourite TED Talks for our website. Whilst researching, I came across this incredible man, Eddie Jaku. I'm not ashamed to say this talk made me weep with sheer horror and despair. But it also gave me hope. Hope that no matter what terrible things we may go through, we can come out the other side and be a better person for it. Eddie, you are an inspiration. I cannot begin to imagine the horrors you have seen. But your talk has touched me deeply. We must never forget what happened in the Holocaust and make sure it never happens again. But equally, we must move forward, remain kind and try to be happy in our own lives. Eddie, I will gladly walk beside you and would be honoured to be your friend..."