Gareth Jones, CEO at TownSq Spaces (UK)

Gareth has invested time and energy into every facet of the Welsh start-up scene. In 2017, Gareth he set up TownSq to roll-out his vision of bringing the insights of his work in Wales to entrepreneurs around the rest of the UK. TownSq is now a B Corp focused on building community-led coworking spaces, with 10 venues across the UK and a network of 50 Cowork Local spaces.

Gareth has held roles on a range of boards, including the Prime Minister’s Small Business, Scale ups and Entrepreneurs Council, the Cardiff University Impact Accelerator, Clwstwr – a £20m investment project for the creative industries, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Strategic Regional Group, and Cardiff Start. 

Prior to launching TownSq, in 2011, Gareth founded Welsh ICE, one of the UK’s largest communities of entrepreneurs which grew to over 400 innovative businesses.