Location: Blancos Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

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

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.

This event will be open to members only initially and will open to non-members should capacity not be reached nearer to the event date. The date the event will open to non-members will be at the discretion of the Executive Board for each event.

Cancellations and amendments must be made no less than 10 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
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