Simon's Biography


Simon with JPR Williams ~ Graham & Raewyn Henry, Cathy, Richard, Carly & Simon Dec 2010.

Simon Lee Rees was born in 1986 and was brought up in Llanrummney with his 3 brothers. He joined the Grogg Team full time in 2013 after his wife Carly persuaded him to leave his new Plumbing career behind to join the family business.

He trained as an Airframe Technician in the Royal Air Force and spent most of the 6 years based in Sqn 101, Brize Norton. In 2009 he started re-training in Plumbing and Heating, before setting up his own company. Unfortunately the new venture didn’t have chance to get off its feet before The Groggshop needed his help.

Simon is now in charge of packing and sending all of our Groggs onto their new homes worldwide, he is a stickler for perfection and no Grogg gets passed his inspection unless it’s spot on! With his hands on military background he manages all of the technical logistics and maintenance for the shop and most importantly the kiln!

Favourite Film: Step Brothers

Favourite Music Artist: Jay-z

Favourite Album: The Sunshine Underground - Raise The Alarm

Favourite Song : Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

Favourite Food: Carly's Chicken and leek pie and  pork and pickle pies

Favourite Sporting Moment: 2005 Grand Slam and 2016 Euros

Favourite Try: Scott Willams chip over and try against England

Favourite Place: Groggshop

Favourite Foreign Destination: Spain

Favourite Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Favourite Hobby: D.I.Y, Golf, Drinking Whisky & Learning Spanish

Favourite TV Programs: Game of Thrones, Billions & Stranger Things

Favourite Actor: Will Ferrell

Favourite Actress: Margot Robbie

Favourite Author: Bill Bryson

Dislikes: Traffic, Cold Callers, Smoked Salmon

Ambitions: Become fluent in Spanish

Favourite Saying: Pleasure My Treasure

Biggest Influence : Time spent in the RAF. My Mum.

Favourite Book: Short History Of Nearly Everything(Bill Bryson)

Favourite Grogg: Lions Roar, Admiral Rhino(Museum), Sonny Bill Williams (Roosters)