Meet the Board
Swansea Bay Business Club is run on a voluntary basis by Board members from a range of industries, all of whom are committed to the development of the Swansea Bay region.
If you have skills and time commitment that could benefit the club and its members, please contact the President to discuss further.
Hayley Davies, President
Hayley is the Director and CEO of JCP Solicitors, and one of the first female non-lawyer equity partners at an indigenous Welsh law firm. She joined the firm in 1990 with an MBA from Nottingham Trent University. Hayley was the 2013 winner of Inspire Wales Business Leader and the winner of Swansea Bay Women in Business 2013. Hayley was elected president in 2015 and has chosen Ty Hafan as her nominated charity of the year.
Paul Gardner, Deputy President
Paul is Sales and Marketing Director with South Wales insurance broker, Prescott Jones He has previously held senior roles with Thomas Carroll Group and HSBC and is an experienced strategic marketeer and brand manager with over 25 years experience. Paul heads up the Marketing Group within Swansea Bay Business Club.
Bruce Roberts, Secretary
Immediate Past President of Swansea Bay Business Club, Bruce’s past roles include Regional Director of Konica Minolta, associate director of Antur Insurance, Director of IT firm BSS and Chairman of Gwalia Housing Trust. Bruce is a member of MCC and Lord’s Taverners, as well as a life member of Gowerton Cricket Club, and was an original founder of Killay AFC. He joined Swansea Bay Business Club in 1992.
Tony Dowrick, Treasurer
Tony is a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser and Commercial Lending Broker with Watermark Financial Planning Ltd based in Swansea. He previously worked as an Investment Executive funding the growth of SME’s throughout South Wales, preceded by Santander Corporate Banking and NatWest. Tony is also an ambassador for Swansea-based health charity Treat Trust Wales. Port Talbot-born, Tony was brought up in Zambia and South Africa before returning to Wales.
Keith Jeavons, Board Member
Keith is a former Lloyds TSB business banking manager and advisor and was with the bank for 32 years. He was secondment with support agency, Business Connect, working as a self-employed business consultant. As well as sitting on the board of Swansea Bay Business Club, Keith is honorary chairman of Swansea Alzheimer’s Society, a committee member of Swansea Neighbourhood Watch Association, and secretary of Lloyds TSB local pensioners club.
Amy Seppman, Board Member
Amy is the Marketing Director at JCP Solicitors and in April 2013 was appointed as one of the youngest non-lawyer law firm partners in Wales at the time. A passionate marketeer, Amy provides strategic planning and development for JCP’s growing portfolio of offices throughout south and west Wales. Noted as a rising star in Wales, she has been listed in the Western Mail’s ‘35 under 35 to watch’ and was recently highly commended in the Rising Star Category of the South Wales Evening Post’s Women in Business Awards.
Natasha Fulford, Board Member
Natasha is the Managing Director of multi award-winning PR and communications agency MGB PR. A former broadcast and national newspaper journalist, Natasha started working in PR in 1999 for one of the UK’s largest agencies. Since returning to Swansea in 2003 she has helped position MGB PR as one of Wales’ most respected communications agencies, which has sat on the highly coveted Welsh Government approved supplier framework for almost ten years. She has won numerous industry awards for her PR work and is one of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ most awarded PR professionals in Wales.
Andrew Downie, Board Member
Andrew is the founding Director of NetBop Web Development, and boasts 15 years experience in web design and development including several years at one of the UK’s largest website hosting companies. Since launching NetBop, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has listed him one of the UK’s top six most talented young entrepreneurs. In addition to sitting on the board of Swansea Bay Business Club, Andrew is a Director with Swansea Business Improvement District where he chairs a working group for Parking & Transportation for the City.
Alison Vickers, Board Member
Alison is a partner at regional chartered accountants, tax and financial planners, Bevan & Buckland. She is a fully qualified chartered accountant and provides financial, accounting and tax advice and support to a range of owner-managed businesses throughout South-west Wales. She specialises in the not-for-profit sector and regularly runs training courses for charities.
Stuart Hammond, Board Member
Stuart is Hospital Director of HMT Sancta Maria Hospital in Swansea. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and prior to his appointment as Hospital Director, he held posts as Financial Controller and Group Finance Director for The Healthcare Management Trust, as well as Group Financial Controller for a multi-national manufacturing company.
Michael Morgan, Board Member
Michael is co-founder and Managing Director of Morgan & Morgan, one of West Wales Leading Office Solutions Companies established over 26 years ago. Michael also has overall responsibility as Chairman of the Board at Nemo Group. With many years in the Office and IT Solutions Industry he comes with a wealth of business experience, not only from within his own business but in his other roles which include chairing Nemo Group and as one of the UK Directors for Business Products Group International as well as Governing Body experience in local schools.
Mark Sansum, Board Member
Mark is a Chartered Independent Financial Adviser and co-founding Director of Watermark Financial Planning. Swansea born, Mark has extensive experience in the financial services and is regulated to advise on a wide range of financial services.
Jem Skelding, Board Member
Jem is a serial entrepreneur and founder and Managing Director/CEO of a number of businesses, including Naissance Trading and Scylding Group. Naissance Trading is a manufacturer and retailer of natural and certified organic health and beauty products. With a catalogue of over 1000 products, it trades globally and employs over 100 people in the UK alone. Jem grew up in Africa and has spent a significant amount of time working in mainland Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. He has significant experience in international trade and doing business with different cultures and in different languages.
Sioned Jones, Board Member
Sioned is the Branch Manager and face of Swansea Building Society in West Wales. Based at the new Swansea Building Society offices in Carmarthen, her specialism is providing funding for self builds, barn conversions, smallholdings and holiday lets especially to the self-employed. Sioned is an experienced financier with almost 30 years of experience with HSBC predominantly in commercial banking covering South West Wales.