Huw Watkins

Huw Watkins

Executive Director

“I am responsible for strategic growth of the company and lead and deliver a range of funded programmes and commercial contracts.”

Huw is one of the founding Directors, providing leadership and strategic development to deliver sustained growth since its creation in 2004. He is a committed and motivated leader who is passionate about the long term economic and social future of Wales. 

An effective team player, he has a blend of skills and judgements to deliver consistently valuable propositions and resourceful solutions. Huw is an experienced leader of innovation projects, transformational change, innovation management and commercialisation of technology and services for SME’s.


What’s your background?  

Prior to establishing BIC Innovation, I worked for 11 years in the water industry, initially in technical roles and then in a series of commercial roles providing solutions for industrial waste streams.  

What is something growing SMEs have to deal with that you want to fix?

Embrace a Continuous Improvement ethos throughout the company to underpin the changes required to grow sustainably.

What upcoming innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?

Adoption of digital technologies to shorten supply chains and reach new markets.

What was your first job?     

My first job after leaving university was helping to install bathroom suites in a new block of flats for students!    

What are your key skills?

Strategic thinker, confident communicator & determined!

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Executive Director
Innovation and Growth Specialist | Minority Shareholder Director

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