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)