South Wales Region

 Name
Gerry

 Position
Regional Director

We have more than 150 Advisors available for clients

Meet some of our Advisors local to the South Wales Region below

 Name
Kate

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Mark

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Peter

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Mohamed

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Matt

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
David

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Neil

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Stephen

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Damian

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Simon

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Jonathan

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Tony

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Iain

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

 Name
Sameer

 Position
Boardroom Advisor

Introduction to the South Wales Region

South Wales is home to around 2.2 million people, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales. Major cities in this region are Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

South Wales provides world-class training, innovation and expertise in the aerospace, manufacturing, service, retail, public and finance sector industries. The television and film sectors are fast becoming a major industry in South Wales.

It is home to a number of high-profile blue-chip companies such as Admiral Insurance, Legal & General and the Welsh-based Principality Building Society. A large number of telephone call centres are located in the region. Merthyr Tydfil is home to the principal UK call centre for German mobile telephone company, T-Mobile. Cardiff is a centre for white-collar professions.

Many businesses and start-ups choose South Wales because there is a pool of highly skilled talent already living, working and studying here that are warm, friendly and passionate about everything in life.

Businesses that come to Wales will have easy access to the UK market, with a population of 65 million people. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is served by its own international airport which connects to main European hubs including Amsterdam, Heathrow and Paris.

Businesses can enjoy the benefits of being close to London without being burdened by the extra costs of being based there.

Apart from the diverse workforce, ease of doing business and having a supportive government, South Wales boasts of its castles, beautiful sceneries, quality of life and widespread availability of outdoor activities and sports.

Gerry, Regional Director for Boardroom Advisors manages the South Wales Region where we have a team of local Advisors (see links to the left) and a national team of over 150 Advisors.

Boardroom Advisors South Wales UK are proud to offer a premium service to SMEs to scale up.

Our Advisors are all seasoned professionals who have been working with businesses across the South Wales and across the UK for many years and possess a diverse range of skills and sector experience. 

Current roles being carried out by the team include:   

Conwy Castle, Wales

Reasons to be proud of South Wales for business & living:

  • The Economy – with two cities (Cardiff and Newport) at its core, both region accounts for approximately 50% of the total economic output of the Welsh economy and is home to a range of competitive business clusters.
  • Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal is a programme that aims to bring significant economic growth in the region through investment, upskilling, and improved physical and digital connectivity.
  • Access to world-renowned academic support through the SMARTExpertise programme
  • Cardiff is just 1hr 40m from by train to London.
  • The Development Bank of Wales offers equity, mezzanine and loan investment of up to £2 million and coordinates a business angel funding network.
  • Cardiff International airport means that South Wales is globally accessible via direct flights boosting business.

Networking Events for MDs & CEOs

West Wales Business Festival (November)

my.southwaleschamber.co.uk

Attend and meet South West Wales Chamber of Commerce Members. Its an opportunity to network and also see what the stunning Stradey Park Hotel & Spa has to offer.

MeetGB Annual (April)

visitbritain.org/meetgb

MeetGB has been designed to educate international meeting and event planners on the UK’s extensive business events offering and help attendees to discover exciting possibilities for their next event – whenever that may be.

Introbiz Expo (November)

expo.introbiz.co.uk

The Introbiz Expo has grown year-on-year and was headlined in 2019 by none other than BBC’s The Apprentice stars, Mark Wright and Sian Gabbidon, as well as Welsh rugby union star, Shane Williams. In previous years, they have welcomed Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone, Hilary Devey CBE, Sharon Lechter and Baroness Michelle Mone OBE.

The WELSH Business Show (July)

twbs.wales/the-shows/cardiff

The Welsh Business Show was launched in Cardiff in 2010 and due to its success, was a base on which to grow the shows across Wales over the past ten years. The Cardiff show is held in the spacious Cardiff City Stadium with capacity for 80 exhibitors and a seminar room just off in the exhibition hall. The show is attended by over 500 businesses from both Wales and the West of England for a day of networking, learning and connecting with other businesses.

ARMA Annual Conference (June)

armaconference.com

The ARMA Conference is held annually in June and is the Association’s flagship event, providing delegates with various opportunities to continue their professional development, network and share best practice.

Cardiff Business Expo (September)

zokit.co.uk/cardiffbusinessexpo

A day to focus on your business: platform your brand, meet new clients and suppliers, discover opportunities to connect and collaborate and upskill with the latest tools and techniques to boost your business.

Cardiff Business Events (September)

croner.co.uk/events/cardiff-business-event

Due to be hosting a series of employment law update seminars with Croner, these events are free and designed for recruitment business owners and directors to tackle the day to day challenges of employing people.

Organisations Supporting Businesses in the South Wales

South Wales Chamber of Commerce

southwaleschamber.co.uk

 @swaleschamber

 linkedin.com/company/south-wales-chamber-of-commerce

CyberWales

cyberwales.net

 @CyberWales

CreativeCardiff

creativecardiff.org.uk

 @CreativeCardiff

 linkedin.com/company/creative-cardiff

Ideas Fund

ideas.fund

 @ideas_fund

  linkedin.com/company/ideas-fund

Cardiff Medicenter

cardiffmedicentre.co.uk

 linkedin.com/in/cardiff-medicentre

The Welsh Business Shows

twbs.wales

 @welshbizshows

 linkedin.com/company/the-welsh-business-show

Introbiz

introbiz.co.uk

 @introbiz

Business Wales

 @_businesswales

Neon

  @NewportNeon

Business News Wales

 @WalesBusiness

M4 Business Network

 @M4Network

South Wales Ladies Business Club (SWLBC)

 @SWLBC

USW Exchange

 @USWExchange