4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who love where we live and want our region to flourish.

We connect people, share good news and enable collaboration, through our forums, events, projects and comms, for a future that promotes the well-being of people and planet.

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SOCIAL VALUE EXCHANGE

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Gower College Swansea to get world-class skills boost

Gower College Swansea is to get a world-class skills boost after being selected to join an elite training programme. The College is one of 12 leading institutions (colleges and Independent Training...

Award winning company appointed to lead £750m Swansea regeneration

Proposals, worth £750m, that would further transform Swansea city centre and develop new homes and attractions along the coast and riverfront have taken a major step forward....

UWTSD appoints a Director of Marketing and Communications

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed Jonathan Batty as its Director of Marketing and Communications. Jonathan will be responsible for leading the development and...

Simon Wright Appointed UWTSD Professor of Practice

Simon Wright, restaurateur, broadcaster, food writer, and consultant has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). The title of...

The Reading Room: Food & Farming

THE READING ROOM: FOOD & FARMING Across Wales, there is a huge amount of work, thought-leadership, strategy and policy being developed around the future of our food, the future of farming, and...

Hutchinson Thomas joins pilot scheme on comparison data for law firms

Law firm Hutchinson Thomas, which has offices in Swansea and Neath, is one of the first law firms in Wales to join a pilot project conceived by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) designed to...

New Swansea Headquarters for Wales’ Largest Independent Accountancy Firm

The largest independent accountancy firm in Wales: Bevan Buckland LLP has confirmed its move to Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet. Currently based in Langdon House, SA1, the new headquarters will...

Students and Staff from Swansea College of Art contribute to the ‘Without Borders’ exhibition

Students and staff from UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art have contributed to the latest exhibition showcasing at the Elysium Art Gallery, Swansea, ‘Without Borders’. 'Without Borders' is an evolving...

Swansea Businesses Urged to Plug into Gower Power to Invest in Their Local Community

The first community-owned solar farm in Wales is offering Swansea businesses the opportunity to plug into locally produced green energy whilst supporting grassroots community projects on their...

Scrum…tious solar panels tackle climate change at Cwmgors Rugby Club!

Cwmgors kicked off the first game of the season by unveiling their new solar panels on the club house. The club are hoping the solar panels can provide an energy boost to the season. The 30kW system...

There is great stuff happening across our region, but people don’t know what others are doing.  We champion the changemakers and share positive news, to connect likeminded people and great ideas. 

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PODCAST

00. The Three Ps of Social Value

00. The Three Ps of Social Value

In our new series, we'll be exploring the wider question of how we reshape our economy based on what really matters, and why we think attachment to...

47. Young Changemakers

47. Young Changemakers

This week we're hearing from inspiring young people from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The future of our region is in the hands of the younger...

46. Investing in Swansea

46. Investing in Swansea

It's currently an exciting time to be in Swansea city centre with many developments taking place as part of massive investments, including the...

OUR IMPACT AREAS

Buy Regional

If businesses and organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.

Destination & Transport

Tourism is a key economic driver for the region.  An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being.  We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.

Development & Investment

Regeneration is something we should all do together.  How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?

Well-being Region

In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.

Creative Economy

The creative economy is everything that relates to human creativity and ideas, IP, knowledge and technology. How can we support more creativity and innovation across our economy?

GOOD NEWS

Simon Wright Appointed UWTSD Professor of Practice

Simon Wright Appointed UWTSD Professor of Practice

Simon Wright, restaurateur, broadcaster, food writer, and consultant has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). The title of Professor of Practice is awarded to...

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The Reading Room: Food & Farming

The Reading Room: Food & Farming

THE READING ROOM: FOOD & FARMING Across Wales, there is a huge amount of work, thought-leadership, strategy and policy being developed around the future of our food, the future of farming, and how we can build a more sustainable...

read more