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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SOCIAL VALUE EXCHANGE

Empowering regional conversations in our weekly podcast

August Regional Round-Up

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

Everything’s better with water

Summer’s here! For some people there’s nothing better than to lie on the beach. Maybe you’d like something a bit more active? Or maybe you just want to cool off? Either way, everything’s better with...

Shared Vision Meetings

Our TEDx Talk about Shared Vision Meetings is now live on TED.com and we are excited to share our intentional approach to conversational design with the world!  At 4theRegion, we believe that "the...

Green Recovery Conference

As the Swansea business community, and as a county, we get to decide: will we respond proactively, to build a flourishing future where our businesses, our communities and our natural environment can thrive?

July Regional Round-Up

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

Building the region

At 4theRegion we’ve been very excited about the construction of Copr Bay. Phase one of this £135m project has brought Swansea an amazing new arena (where we hosted its first major conference!), a...

A New App To Promote Local Suppliers

A new app has been created to promote local sourcing, and businesses are being encouraged to sign up ahead of its official launch later this month. 4theRegion has created the app to promote "buying...

Property & Business Growth in Neath Port Talbot

Businesses from across Neath Port Talbot came together today to talk about their business growth ambitions and their requirements for property and facilities to expand into.

June Regional Round-Up

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

Energy is all around us

Rising energy prices have put a huge squeeze on household budgets and continue to drive inflation. But the energy we need is already all around us, it’s just a lot of it’s untapped! Did you know...

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. 

If you’re fed up with negativity and want to share a more positive vision for the region, subscribe to our newsletter and spread the word.

PODCAST

02. Green Construction and Decarbonisation

02. Green Construction and Decarbonisation

Following the Green Recovery Conference on the 27th June, we brought colleagues together to ask the question: How can South West Wales lead the way in green construction and the decarbonisation of our buildings?

01. In Conversation with Marcia Sinfield

01. In Conversation with Marcia Sinfield

In this episode, Dawn speaks to Marcia Sinfield, Chief Executive of Caredig about their rebrand, what social value means to her and the value of local sourcing and working together.

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...

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

August Regional Round-Up

August Regional Round-Up

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

read more
Everything’s better with water

Everything’s better with water

Summer’s here! For some people there’s nothing better than to lie on the beach. Maybe you’d like something a bit more active? Or maybe you just want to cool off? Either way, everything’s better with water! Did you know being near water is...

read more
Shared Vision Meetings

Shared Vision Meetings

Our TEDx Talk about Shared Vision Meetings is now live on TED.com and we are excited to share our intentional approach to conversational design with the world!  At 4theRegion, we believe that "the conversation is the action" - that...

read more
Green Recovery Conference

Green Recovery Conference

As the Swansea business community, and as a county, we get to decide: will we respond proactively, to build a flourishing future where our businesses, our communities and our natural environment can thrive?

read more
July Regional Round-Up

July Regional Round-Up

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

read more
Building the region

Building the region

At 4theRegion we’ve been very excited about the construction of Copr Bay. Phase one of this £135m project has brought Swansea an amazing new arena (where we hosted its first major conference!), a stunning new bridge, the first new park in...

read more

SWANSEA CITY CENTRE CONFERENCE