Davy Sims
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Davy Sims
Interactive and broadcast media producer

Broadcasting career highlights As Head of New Media in BBC NI, I led a team of 25 people producing content for Web, Mobile and Interactive TV. I was also on several pan-BBC management teams supervising the emergence of social media and developing best practice in audience engagement. In 1979, as a presenter at Downtown Radio I championed new and emerging music. In 1986, I moved to the BBC where I worked for 22 years in Radios Ulster, 1 and 4.

Post-BBC I took voluntary redundancy from BBC and freelanced with some of Northern Ireland’s leading organisations advising on communications strategy, implementation and training and was became director of some social enterprises.

Public Achievement For 2 years, I was Head of Social Media for Public Achievement a charity working with young people. I concurrently managed WIMPS (Where Is My Public Servant?) training young people create positive, sustainable change through journalism and campaigning.

TEDxBelfast Separately, I organised TEDxBelfast in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and initiated TEDxBelfastWomen. No one asked me to do this unpaid work; I was driven by a passion to help spread the ethos of the TED conferences. I am deeply proud of their success.

Now I left Public Achievement in April 2014 to take a break and consider the rest of my career, while spending time on the shore of beautiful Lake Bled Slovenia. From June to December 2014 and May to October 2015, my wife and I moved to Slovenia to live. In 2015 I established Lake Bled News - a tourist and traveller information website.

Next? You tell me ...

  • Broadcasting - Radio


  • Interactive media

    Content management, blogging, podcasting

  • Implimentation

    Getting the project completed

  • Management

    People, resources, time projects


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