Friday, 21 June 2013

Great to be at 'Spotlight West Wales' today

It was great to get the opportunity to speak at a major business event in 'my own back yard' today.
The event was Spotlight West Wales 2013 and it was held at the Halliwell Centre at the University of Wales Trinity St David in Carmarthen, just a few miles from my home.
Spotlight West Wales was a one-day event designed to focus on the region’s achievements, identify new opportunities and offer a range of ways to boost business.
This year’s theme was Creating Opportunities and the event was based on the highly successful Spotlight North Wales and Spotlight Mid Wales conferences.
The aim of the day was to inspire, educate and bring businesses and organisations together to form positive working relationships in order to grow and prosper.
The Welsh Government was the main sponsor and the event was made possible as a result of positive collaboration between a range of key partners wishing to see a bright economic future for West Wales.
Hats off go to Nia Lynn Jones and the team at Momentwm for doing the hard work of organising it all.
I was lucky enough to be one of the keynote speakers and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience - and the question and answer panel session which closed the afternoon session.
Other speakers included Dr Paul Thomas, better known to most of us as The Business Doctor, Jeff Cuthbert AM, the Welsh Government's Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, and Jo Fairley, the co-founder of Green and Black's organic chocolate company.
The event was hosted by the excellent Sara Edwards, one of our finest broadcasters.
The event website is at -
You can see a picture slideshow of the event below -