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Meet the team

John Davies, Office Manager

John Davies has been employed as our Office Manager since April 1996. He has been married to Diane for 20 years and they have 3 daughters and they live in Felinfoel. He is secretary of the local Cricket Club and has been a school governor at Ysgol y Babanod and Felinfoel Junior Schools for the last 14 years.

John served in the Dyfed Powys Police for sixteen and a half years before ill-health forced an early retirement. He also worked for the Llanelli Weekly newspaper as a credit controller and production supervisor for 3 years before joining CATCHUP

As well as his interest in cricket, John enjoys watching most sport and computing, having designed websites for the Felinfoel Cricket Club, South Wales Junior Cricket League, Llanelli Wanderers RFC and the Wales Region of the Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers.  He is also a member of the Llanelli Photographic Society.

Bryan Jones, Assistant Information Officer

Bryan Jones has worked for CATCHUP as an Assistant Information Officer since March 1998. He spends all of his working week on the road as he is also our visiting officer, visiting clients who are unable to come into our office.

He is married to Beverley and they recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have one daughter Louise, who is a school teacher in Pencoed Comprehensive School, Bridgend. The family now live in Pontyates where Bryan spent his early days.

Bryan joined the organisation after ill-health had led to his early retirement from his previous employment as a mechanic with British Telecom. His main interest is Archery and has represented Wales in a competition in Ireland.  He runs a archery club in Pontyates which meets in the local rugby club.

Honor Spicer, Assistant Information Officer

Honor Spicer joined CATCHUP in January 2007 as an Assistant Information Officer supporting the Manager. Honor previously worked in Healthcare before moving into office administration. She was brought up in Burry Port and now lives with her partner in Pembrey. Honor enjoys singing and going for long walks with her dog.

Lorraine Thomason, Appeals Co-ordinator

Lorraine Thomason joined the organisation in April 1998, after a grant from the National Lottery Charities Board allowed us to employ an Appeals Co-ordinator to run our appeals section. She lives in Burry Port with her two sons Adam and James.

Prior to joining CATCHUP, Lorraine worked for the Employment Service at their Llanelli and Tumble offices. She is able to help clients obtain evidence in support of their appeal, prepare appeal submissions and represent clients at the appeal hearing. The success rate at appeals is just over 75% so if you have had your application for benefit refused, or withdrawn on review, Lorraine is the person to help you.