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Jonathan Davies OBE to Celebrate St David’s Day with Business Club


Following a successful start to the annual calendar of events, Jonathan Davies OBE has been announced as the guest speaker at Swansea Bay Business Club’s next networking lunch, to be held on St David’s Day.

The event, on March 1, will give guests the opportunity to hear from the former Welsh international about his transition from the sporting arena in to the world of business as well as touching on his career in the game both as a player and pundit.

Paul Gardner, President of Swansea Bay Business Club:

“We are looking ahead to our annual St David’s Day lunch with great excitement as we welcome Jonathan to help us celebrate the day of our patron saint.

“Jonathan is a shining example of an individual who has successfully transitioned from one career to another. He was a star in the rugby world during his playing days and he has experienced success in equal measure since his retirement with his extensive television work and his appointment as a director at award-winning construction firm Andrew Scott.”

Jonathan began his career in rugby union where he represented Wales before switching to rugby league and going on to achieve further success, representing both Wales and Great Britain on numerous occasions.

After retiring from the game, Jonathan has become a popular face on television screens, working as a pundit across both codes and hosting his own chat show on S4C. In 2017 Jonathan was appointed as Director of Stadiums and Leisure at construction firm Andrew Scott.

Jonathan will be discussing his career in rugby as well as how he has transferred his professional skill set to the world of business, taking on numerous roles and responsibilities in different sectors, each with a great deal of success.

The event follows on from the launch of Swansea Bay Business Club’s 2018 networking season at the start of February, where new club president, Paul Gardner, announced his chosen charity for his term as president as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Paul continued: “Lifeboat crews have been saving lives across the picturesque Swansea Bay for over 150 years and rely on the public to help fund their vital service. I have already got some fantastic ideas lined up to help raise money and look forward to working towards my target over the next two years.”

Jen Abell, Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI commented:

 “We are absolutely thrilled to be named as Paul’s chosen charity for his reign as president. The RNLI depend on the donations of members of the public to continue saving lives at sea and I look forward to supporting Paul’s fundraising efforts for Burry Port’s Lifeboat station appeal. With work due to get underway on the construction of the lifeboat station, Paul’s fundraising will play a vital role in the build and ensure our volunteer crew have access to first class facilities.”

The St David’s Day lunch will take place at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on Thursday March 1, with guests asked to arrive from 12:15 for a 1 pm lunch.

The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Thursday February 22, one week before the event.

Tickets are priced at £40 for members and £45.50 for non-members; this includes a three-course lunch.

For more information and to book tickets visit