Location: Blancos Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

Join Swansea Bay Business Club for our May Lunch at Blancos Hotel, Bar and Restaurant in Port Talbot, sponsored by Insight Workplace Health. Joining us will be our special guest speaker Simon Jones, CEO of GCRE Ltd.

On Friday 19th May 2023, Swansea Bay Business Club will meet at Blancos Hotel, Bar and Restaurant. Attendees at the May Lunch will enjoy a delicious two-course meal, with the opportunity to network with fellow Swansea Bay Business Club members and guests from across the Swansea Bay City Region.

A Chartered Engineer, Simon has delivered complex national infrastructure projects in Wales and overseas.

Simon is the Chief Executive of the Global Centre of Rail Excellence, the UK’s first purpose built rail test and research facility that aims to accelerate innovation, improve reliability and drive efficiency for the entire rail industry.

Until recently Simon was Director for Economic Infrastructure at the Welsh Government, responsible for Transport, Digital Infrastructure, Property and Commercial Solutions for Business support.  Previously with Atkins, where he led large multi-disciplinary teams and successfully managed business units.

Simon has the broad track record and reputation to deliver this role, as well as the recent experience of doing so successfully.  He has built a team, worked with Ministers and understands the wider strategic objectives.

Our sponsor, Insight Workplace Health, is a SEQOHS accredited multidisciplinary occupational health provider, ensuring that companies have access to the highest quality, cost effective, clinically backed occupational health services when they need it.

Tickets are now open to members and non-members.

Cancellations and amendments must be made no less than 21 days before the event. Tickets are to be purchased by over 18s only.

  • 12:15pm – 1pm: Arrival
  • 1:15pm – 2.30pm: Lunch commences
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Guest speaker
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Closing remarks
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Final networking