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IoD Swansea Business Networking Evening. June 2017

28 Jun 2017
Swansea Marriott Hotel, Swansea
We are delighted to invite you to our June Swansea Business Networking Evening with special guest speaker this month Peter Townsend, Chair, Swansea Bay TV and he will be talking about Bay TV and its journey from conception to established local TV station. Plus a general overview of the 22 local TV stations on air across the UK.

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Date & time: 28 Jun 2017 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Swansea Marriott Hotel, Swansea
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10.00 GBP + VAT - Members & Guests
15.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Members

Event manager:
Ms Deborah Trotman
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Peter is currently chairman of Bay TV, one of the 22 local TV stations in the UK. Broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 and Virgin Media channel 159, in English and Welsh, to an audience in excess of 130,000 households in the Swansea Bay area. From Burry Port in the West to Port Talbot in the East plus the associated valleys (and a worldwide audience via the internet) Bay TV is engaging with local communities across the region.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1946, Peter trained as an electronics engineer and, after moving to Northamptonshire, went on to work for the local Water Authority as a systems engineer. His career led him to work for two large American corporations in several senior management roles including engineering, sales and marketing. As well as working significantly across the EMEA region, Peter moved with his family to the U.S.A. and spent six years in Milwaukee. Whilst in America he became aware of ‘Local Television’ and how local TV stations could engage with the community in ways that the national stations as a whole just can’t match.

Peter semi-retired and moved to Carmarthen in 2007, the town his wife’s family originate from. When running his business consultancy, he was introduced to a team who were in the process of applying to Ofcom, for the license to broadcast local television in the Swansea region. The license was granted in November 2013 with Peter becoming Chairman in 2015. Bay TV Swansea went on air on 12th July 2016.

For recreation Peter’s passion has always been live music and has played drums in several bands over the years. He is also a keen walker and spends as much time as possible enjoying the many local coastal paths.



Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Members & Guests
15.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Members


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