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Crucial winter sand dune work completed at Pembrey Burrows

Winter work by a conservation project designed to keep the habitat healthy on the internationally important sand dunes at Pembrey Burrows has been completed. Sands of LIFE, an EU-funded conservation...

A Crop Of Promotions Fuels Bevan Buckland LLP’s Ongoing Growth Plans

Wales’ largest independent accountancy firm, Bevan Buckland LLP, continues to focus upon ambitious and steady growth, with six promotions among its ranks in recent weeks. The firm, headquartered in...

Swansea company develops groundbreaking “Wellbeing Sensors” for interior and exterior monitoring

Swansea-based EFT Consult are involved in some very exciting and important work that will improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of building occupants. EFT have just set up a new...

Earth Science Partnership officially accredited as a four day week employer

Earth Science Partnership, a consultancy of engineers, geologists and applied environmental scientists based in South Wales, has recently been accredited as four day week employer by the 4 Day Week...

Our Coast and Seas: Turning ideas into action

Event Summary Next Steps ‘Our coast and seas’ brought together partners who had an interest in Welsh coasts and seas, to develop practical actions to overcome challenges, and identify what we can do...

Angling infrastructure work in the South West

Work has been carried out on angling infrastructure across south Wales, as part of NRW’s commitment to making fisheries more sustainable and accessible. In the south west, our Area Statement has a...

Open Consultation: Western Wales River Basin Management Plan

Currently Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which extends around the Pembrokeshire coast and includes the Milford Haven waterway to tidal limits, is in an unfavourable...

FE colleges lead the way on the future of apprenticeships

ColegauCymru believes that the Welsh Government’s confirmation of investment in the FE-led work-based learning sector is essential to support Wales’ economic recovery post-Covid. Details of the WG...

UWSTD Masters student’s dream comes true

A Masters Student from the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) has achieved a dream come true by directing their favourite drama last week. Kallum Weyman, a student on the MA Directing...

Swansea schools take climate action

Egni Co-op has announced that solar panels have been installed on two more schools in Swansea, Pentrechwyth and Cwm Glas Primaries. More than half a megawatt of rooftop solar has now been installed...

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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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

Our Coast and Seas: Turning ideas into action

Our Coast and Seas: Turning ideas into action

Event Summary Next Steps ‘Our coast and seas’ brought together partners who had an interest in Welsh coasts and seas, to develop practical actions to overcome challenges, and identify what we can do together to make our seas more diverse,...

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Angling infrastructure work in the South West

Angling infrastructure work in the South West

Work has been carried out on angling infrastructure across south Wales, as part of NRW’s commitment to making fisheries more sustainable and accessible. In the south west, our Area Statement has a health focus, so it is important for our...

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UWSTD Masters student’s dream comes true

UWSTD Masters student’s dream comes true

A Masters Student from the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) has achieved a dream come true by directing their favourite drama last week. Kallum Weyman, a student on the MA Directing course directed the drama ‘Educating Rita’...

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Swansea schools take climate action

Swansea schools take climate action

Egni Co-op has announced that solar panels have been installed on two more schools in Swansea, Pentrechwyth and Cwm Glas Primaries. More than half a megawatt of rooftop solar has now been installed on twelve Swansea schools which includes...

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Tidal Range Moves Back Up the Agenda in Wales

Tidal Range Moves Back Up the Agenda in Wales

Marine Energy Wales has been championing a fresh assessment of tidal range power generation in broad recognition of tidal range’s unique multi-generational operating life, extensive co-benefits and contribution to Wales and the UK’s...

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