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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SOCIAL VALUE EXCHANGE

Empowering regional conversations in our weekly podcast

May 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!

How do we feed ourselves?

The food and farming sector is different from every other sector because it’s vital for our survival. We need food for our health, continued life, and continued participation in our communities....

Regional Food Conference April 2022 Follow Up

A Major Conversation about our Regional Food System, brought to you by Swansea Environmental Forum, Grwp Resilience and 4theRegion.

April 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!

Everybody’s Business

At 4theRegion we want to ensure South West Wales is a welcoming and safe region where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and progress fulfilling careers. Building cohesive communities is about...

How do we get there?

Last week 4theRegion hosted our City Centre Conference. We’re so proud to have been the first major exhibitor at the new Swansea Arena - which looks amazing! We had over a hundred and twenty...

March 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!

Making Hope Happen

At 4theRegion our mission is to co-create a happier, healthier South West Wales with a thriving economy. And what do we mean by ‘thriving’? For us, in the truest sense of the word, thriving is about...

February 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!

What is green recovery?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit global economies, governments pledged to rebuild, create jobs and spark growth. But many people recognised we can’t just go back to doing things the way we did...

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

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...

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...

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

May Regional Round-Up

May 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
How do we feed ourselves?

How do we feed ourselves?

The food and farming sector is different from every other sector because it’s vital for our survival. We need food for our health, continued life, and continued participation in our communities. Food can be a powerful force for good,...

read more
April Regional Round-Up

April 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
Everybody’s Business

Everybody’s Business

At 4theRegion we want to ensure South West Wales is a welcoming and safe region where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and progress fulfilling careers. Building cohesive communities is about developing neighbourhoods, social spaces...

read more
How do we get there?

How do we get there?

Last week 4theRegion hosted our City Centre Conference. We’re so proud to have been the first major exhibitor at the new Swansea Arena - which looks amazing! We had over a hundred and twenty exhibitors and over two thousand five hundred...

read more