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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SHARING GOOD NEWS

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MEMBER SECTOR FORUMS

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BUILD BACK BETTER

Empowering regional conversations in our weekly podcast

New Role for College Legal Eagle

NPTC Group of Colleges is strengthening its community links and has appointed former commercial lawyer Gemma Charnock to lead the way. Gemma takes on the new position of Vice Principal: External...

Creative & Digital Members Forum

Creative & Digital Members Forum - 24/11/2020Thank you to our members who attended our Creative & Digital Sector forum. How can the creative, cultural and digital sectors contribute...

Senior Appointment at Law Firm

Regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners have continued the expansion of their West Wales team with the appointment of senior solicitor, Christina Anthony. Christina, who until recently ran her own...

Tackling climate emergency: Bringing Swansea together while we’re apart

Swansea residents are to have their say on how the city can best fight the climate emergency. From today they are being asked for their thoughts on the best ways that local individuals and...

New grants will support community initiatives in South West Wales

People in South West Wales with great ideas to improve their local communities are invited to apply for grants from a new fund designed to help them make those ideas a reality. The new Community...

Swansea’s waterways: New destinations planned

Ambitious plans to open up more Swansea waterways for boat travel took a big step forward today. A report into the possibility of creating new ways to travel from the mouth of the River Tawe up the...

Work set to start on major Wind Street improvements

Construction work is set to begin next week on making Swansea’s Wind Street a more family-friendly environment. South Wales contractor Griffiths will undertake Swansea Council’s work to improve the...

Castle Square: Public set to shape its green and welcoming future

A bright new future for a major Swansea focal point is set to move a big step closer next week. Swansea Council’s cabinet is to discuss a smart new concept for the city centre Castle Square – one...

Ministry of Furniture creates eight new jobs despite challenges of COVID

Ministry of Furniture, the company which emerged from Wales’ Remploy Furniture in 2014, has made a significant investment in its workforce creating eight new positions at the firm despite the...

New aerial photos show Swansea landscape evolving

Eye-catching new images reveal how Swansea's £135m Copr Bay Phase One project is changing the cityscape. The drone photos from main contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd show how the...

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

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

Biophilic Living Swansea is a mixed use development that includes affordable and shared ownership housing, as well as retail and commercial space. In this video, Carwyn Davies, director of Hacer Developments and Andrew Nixon, director of Powell Dobson Architects share an engaging presentation about this innovative development.

28. A New Currency for Wales with Eifion Williams

28. A New Currency for Wales with Eifion Williams

We speak to Eifion Williams, CEO of Circular Economy Wales about current community projects such as the Community Fridge and Precious Plastics and the launch of Wales’ Complementary Currency, the Celyn.

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

New Role for College Legal Eagle

New Role for College Legal Eagle

NPTC Group of Colleges is strengthening its community links and has appointed former commercial lawyer Gemma Charnock to lead the way. Gemma takes on the new position of Vice Principal: External Relations after previously holding the...

read more
Creative & Digital Members Forum

Creative & Digital Members Forum

Creative & Digital Members Forum - 24/11/2020Thank you to our members who attended our Creative & Digital Sector forum. How can the creative, cultural and digital sectors contribute positively to shaping a flourishing future for...

read more
Senior Appointment at Law Firm

Senior Appointment at Law Firm

Regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners have continued the expansion of their West Wales team with the appointment of senior solicitor, Christina Anthony. Christina, who until recently ran her own legal practice in Llanelli, is a...

read more
Swansea’s waterways: New destinations planned

Swansea’s waterways: New destinations planned

Ambitious plans to open up more Swansea waterways for boat travel took a big step forward today. A report into the possibility of creating new ways to travel from the mouth of the River Tawe up the Swansea Valley and towards Neath was...

read more
New aerial photos show Swansea landscape evolving

New aerial photos show Swansea landscape evolving

Eye-catching new images reveal how Swansea's £135m Copr Bay Phase One project is changing the cityscape. The drone photos from main contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd show how the development's parkland and 3,500-capacity indoor...

read more
NRW flies high to capture 3D Wales

NRW flies high to capture 3D Wales

A project, managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) on behalf of the Welsh Government, is taking to the sky to create a high-resolution 3D map of the whole of Wales. Aerial survey company Bluesky International Ltd, using LiDAR (Light...

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