Andrew Mehrtens Michael Lynagh Concrete Spoon 2023

I have had the great honour of photographing the annual dinner for The Concrete Society Wales Region since 2015.  Every year, the dinner raises funds for the amazing Wooden Spoon charity leading to the dinner being known as ‘Concrete Spoon’.  The event is always hosted by Sean Holley, who has a masterly skill of encouraging… Read More

CIBSE South Wales Annual Dinner 2023

The South Wales division of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) held their annual dinner at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel in November 2023.  The CIBSE is the professional body that exists to advance and promote the art, science and practice of building services engineering, to invest in education and research, and to support… Read More

Mental Health and Wellbeing Show 2023

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show is a motivating and inspiring all-day show held in Cardiff City Hall.  The event features exhibitors, speakers and experts promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.  I spent the day at the show photographing exhibitors, visitors and speakers that included a breakfast Q & A with ex-Wales footballer Neville Southall,… Read More

1997 Lions Reunion My Name’5 Doddie

A charity cycle team, made up of a host of rugby legends, took the Scotland vs Wales Six Nations match ball from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in just 48 hours for Doddie’s Weir’s MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.  The team, headed up by ex-Scotland and British and… Read More

Christmas Cracker 2022 The Events Room

John Parrott, James Haskell and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock took to the stage with host Sean Holley at The Events Room’s 2022 Christmas Cracker.  The packed audience at the annual festive lunch at The Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff were treated to an insight into the world of professional snooker with ex-World Champion John Parrott.  England… Read More

Chambers Wales International Trade Exhibition and Dinner 2022

Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid celebrated Welsh international trade success with an exhibition and dinner at the City Hall in Cardiff (October 2022).   The ‘Wales to the World’ event was held in association with the British Chambers of Commerce, Welsh Government and Moneycorp, with 87 attendees and three keynote speakers: David TC… Read More

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards and Conference 2022

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards reward and recognise individuals and companies who go above and beyond to put the wellbeing of others first.  This year’s awards and conference were held at The Village Hotel in Cardiff on World Mental Health Day (10 October).  I was joined by Mandy to photograph the event, which… Read More

CF Warriors Charity Lunch 2022

For the first time since 2019, a charity lunch was held for the cystic fibrosis charity CF Warriors at the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff.  The lunch was hosted by former BBC Wales news presenter Jayne James and raised over £12,000.  CF Warriors was founded by ultra athlete Josh Llewellyn-Jones OBE. Related galleries:  Photography for… Read More

Sir Ian Botham The Events Room

I remember watching Sir Ian Botham play cricket.  His swashbuckling style was unique and seemed out of place in the world of cricket with cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea.  Everyone recalls the 3rd Ashes Test against Australia at Headingly in July 1981, where Botham and Bob Willis destroyed the Aussies, but his legacy runs… Read More

Tŷ Hafan Fun Day 2022

For me, photographing the Tŷ Hafan Fun Day is like a social event.  This year’s event, held at the children’s hospice near Sully in South Wales, was the first since 2019 due to the pandemic.  I have had the pleasure of photographing the event for many years and every time I get meet so many… Read More