Davy Sims is a multi-award winning media producer specialising in radio and web production.
Starting his career in 1979 at Downtown Radio he became known for supporting new bands including some who would become the best known in punk and new wave. He went on to develop and produce The Bottom Line (now Across the Line) on BBC Radio Ulster and gave early career breaks to many well-known musicians, journalists and broadcasters. He also worked in BBC Radios 1 and Radio 4.
In 1999 Davy was the first producer in BBC NI’s Online service going on to lead New Media until 2008 leading the production team making content for web, mobile, interactive TV and digital communities.
Since leaving the BBC, Davy has been working with community and voluntary organisations including ACOSNI and Intercomm in media training.
Davy is a member of the World Music Europe Chart panel, a network of 40 broadcasters and music journalists from all over Europe. He represents Ireland on the panel.
He is director of two recent start-ups, Belfast DAB Plus and Enterprise Media Ireland, as well as Argyle Business Centre where he has been a trustee for more than 10 years. He makes a weekly radio show playing music from around the world carried by 6 radio stations in Northern Ireland.