New Addition to the BLS Team

We’re delighted to announce a new addition to the BLS team.

Simon Watts

Simon joined BLS in March 2015 after completing 33 years’ service with Barclays Bank in the South Wales area. During his time in High Street banking he undertook a variety of roles in Corporate, Business and Retail Banking. His career started in the Branch network, progressed to the main Corporate business centre in Wales. In the early 90’s Simon then moved into retail banking where he became a Branch Manager and subsequently an Area Manager for the Banks Mortgage Team in South Wales.

Simon ultimately moved on to undertake the role of Business Manager looking after businesses with a turnover of up to £2m and then to Senior Business Manager overseeing a portfolio of businesses with a turnover of between £1m and 10m across South Wales.

Simon is well known for adding value to businesses via an excellent market and Industry sector awareness and by developing a deep understanding of client needs.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I wanted to thank you for such an insightful, energetic, and entertaining talk at the Kevin Green Wealth event on securing funding and creating a successful plan. It was brilliantly executed and a pleasure to listen to and the ideas I’ve learned are definitely going to help me in going forward.

    Max Cooper of Manchester
  • Rob kindly agreed to attend the recent Pontypridd RFC sponsors networking evening and delivered what can only be described as an excellent talk on 5 Tactics to Boost Your Business and Your Profits. He kept the audience engaged throughout and the feedback from everyone was excellent. Rob is very knowledgeable on business and finance and on top of that is a genuine nice guy. We hope to have him back at a future event and I have no hesitation in recommending Rob’s services.

    Angela Holloman-Coombes | Connective HR
  • Further to your recent presentation at LEAD Wales just wanted to say it was very refreshing to see somebody talk passionately and positively about finance, very insightful!

    Kay Hyde | Hyde & Hyde Architects
  • Hi Rob, it was so interesting and entertaining listening to you at the Kevin Green Wealth Coach Workshop in Reading this weekend! I didnt realise you can find Finance proposals such fun!. Brilliant tips! Thanks.

    Gaz Jabeen | Bollywood Burn Out
  • Rob delivered a series of 3 workshops aimed at understanding how finance houses look at finance propositions with the aim for us as a team to deliver more of a bespoke offering to our customer base. The training was delivered to a mixture of staff who work with new businesses start-ups and existing established businesses across Mid & South West Wales. Rob delivered the training with an abundance of passion and has really helped my team look at financial propositions in a different light, many thanks again Rob and I look forward to work with you in the near future.

    Shayne Yates | Welsh Government Regional Centre Service Mid Wales

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