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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Law Firm Opens New Ammanford Office

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has opened a new Ammanford office, with leading local lawyer Gary Jones joining as a consultant after closing his highly regarded practice. The...

Work set to start on site at Swansea city centre local services hub

A big step is about to be taken in the creation of a new central Swansea location for the city’s main library and other key services. Contractors are set to begin preparatory work in the former...

Market shoppers set to enjoy a stunning new attraction at famous venue

An exciting new era for Swansea Market is set to start soon. The iconic venue is about to become yet more welcoming to people who shop, work and live in the city centre. Construction work is due to...

Go ahead for new team to deliver transformational Afan Valley resort

A new delivery team has been given conditional planning approval to take forward the transformational Afan Valley leisure resort project which could create hundreds of jobs and provide significant...

Regional Food Conference 2021

Hosted over Zoom over two consecutive days, the Regional Food System Conference brought together over 100 people to discuss the issues and opportunities relating to our food system in South West Wales.

Market management job is dream role for Darren

The man just appointed to manage Swansea Market says it is his dream role. Swansea-raised Darren Cox is eager to make the iconic venue as welcoming and engaging as possible to traders, neighbours...

October Regional Round-Up

Our roundup of the month’s regional news headlines from across South West Wales – to help you speak more positively and more knowledgeably about what’s happening in our region!

Energy Positive Bay Technology Centre on track for completion by end of 2021

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Bay Technology Centre, sited on one of Wales’s premier business parks in the heart of South Wales, is on schedule to be completed in December of this year. The £7.9m...

Swansea City Centre Conference & Exhibition announced for 2022

The first conference and exhibition in the new Swansea Arena. Businesses, organisations, community groups, employers and people interested in Swansea’s future will come together for the Swansea City...

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...

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

Law Firm Opens New Ammanford Office

Law Firm Opens New Ammanford Office

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has opened a new Ammanford office, with leading local lawyer Gary Jones joining as a consultant after closing his highly regarded practice. The site, located on College Street in the town...

read more
Regional Food Conference 2021

Regional Food Conference 2021

Hosted over Zoom over two consecutive days, the Regional Food System Conference brought together over 100 people to discuss the issues and opportunities relating to our food system in South West Wales.

read more
Market management job is dream role for Darren

Market management job is dream role for Darren

The man just appointed to manage Swansea Market says it is his dream role. Swansea-raised Darren Cox is eager to make the iconic venue as welcoming and engaging as possible to traders, neighbours and customers. He became market supervisor...

read more
October Regional Round-Up

October Regional Round-Up

Our roundup of the month’s regional news headlines from across South West Wales – to help you speak more positively and more knowledgeably about what’s happening in our region!

read more