Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


12th March – Cardiff
CBC Event: Admiral Lord West, Former Chief of the Naval Staff and First Lord of the Admiralty and Security Minister


Cardiff Business Club’s business is, and always has been, connecting organisations and sharing inspiration via our members and our world class speakers. Established in 1912, our objective has always been simple: to offer an environment where members can connect with decision makers from across the private, public and charitable sectors to support and promote their businesses.

Cardiff Business Club is the leading organisation of its kind in Wales. Founded in Cardiff in 1912 and with HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron, the Club holds dinners with speakers of international standing to address the members. These events are usually held at either The St David’s Hotel & Spa or The Hilton Hotel in Cardiff between September and June.

Until February 2006 Lord West was First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, making him head of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, responsible for the fighting effectiveness of Britain’s Naval Service.

During his career, he led the Falklands War victory parade in London, led the study into women’s employment in the Royal Navy which led to women serving at sea and their full integration into the service, and was also Commander in Chief and Chief of Defence Intelligence.

As well as serving as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office from 2007 to 2010, he advised both the Conservative and Labour parties on defence and security – producing the UK’s first ever National Security Strategy and Cyber-Security Strategy, as well as formulating the latest counter-terrorist policy.

Rewards for Lord West’s remarkable public service record include: in 1982, a Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in the Falklands War; being conferred a Knight of the Order of Bath in the Millennium Honours 2000; and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 2004 New Year Honours. Lord West was awarded a life peerage in 2007, and became a Member of the Privy Council in 2010.

The lectures which are given before each dinner are open to all. Membership of the Club entitles individuals to book places for dinner, subject to availability.

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  • Click here to book onto the event.
  • Where: St. David’s Hotel
  • When: 12th March, 6.15pm