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South Wales First Wednesday Club

06 Feb 2019
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Please do join us for our first event of the New Year our February First Wednesday Club. We are delighted to announce that our First Wednesday Clubs are sponsored by Qatar Airways. Our special guest speaker this month is Cllr Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council.

We also have a new venue for our First Wednesday Clubs as we will be holding them in the beautiful surroundings of Cardiff Castle.

Key details

Date & time: 06 Feb 2019 17:30 - 19:15
Location: Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
CPD Hours:

Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Members
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Members

Event manager:
Ms Kerri-Anne Mruk
Contact phone:
Contact email:

Join us for some business networking with drinks and canapes followed by our guest speaker, then a Q & A opportunity with the Leader, then enjoy some more networking and drinks to finish.


5.30pm Arrival, Registration, Drinks & canapes
5.55pm Welcome & Introduction
6pm Guest Speaker
6.30pm Q & A's
6.40pm Vote of Thanks
6.45pm Drinks & Networking
7.15pm Close


Councillor Huw Thomas is the Leader of Cardiff Council and is the youngest Council Leader in Wales. Huw has served as a local Councillor for the Splott ward in Cardiff since 2012 and has previously held the positions of Cabinet Member for Sport, Leisure & Culture and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services. He was elected as Leader of the Council in May 2017 and his administration has prioritised tackling inequality and growing the city’s economy for the benefit of all communities, whilst ensuring that Cardiff’s growth is clean and sustainable.

He chairs the Cardiff Public Services Board and is a director of Millennium Stadium Plc. He is also the Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson for Culture, Tourism & Major Events.

Huw has previously held positions with sustainable travel group Sustrans and as a project manager for Airbus. More recently, he was employed as the Head of Christian Aid Wales. Originally from Aberystwyth, Huw graduated in music from Oxford University before completing a Masters in International Relations at Aberystwyth University.

Away from politics, Huw supports Aberystwyth Town and is a devoted Wales football fan. A supporter of culture and the arts, Huw has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He is also an outdoor enthusiast, keen cyclist and fluent Welsh speaker.


We are delighted to announce annual sponsor for our First Wednesday Club is Qatar Airways.


Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Members
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Members

Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
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