LOTS OF LITTLE CHANGES MAKE BIG CHANGE HAPPEN

4theRegion is on a mission to help make change happen across Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  We’re connecting individuals, businesses, community groups and changemakers who are doing great things in the region, who are thinking differently and solving problems.  Because together, lots of little changes will create the big changes we need, for our society, our economy and our planet.

ABOUT US

We’re a small team with a big vision for South West Wales. The future of this region is in all our hands.

JOIN US

Our members share a commitment to South West Wales and are collaborating to make positive change happen.

OUR EVENTS

We run exciting events that reframe the conversation, break down silos and enable collaboration.

RAIL PARTNERSHIP

In partnership with Transport for Wales, 4theRegion is the host for the new Community Rail Partnership for South West Wales, which covers the four local authority areas of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Swansea Creative Focus

Arising out of our City Centre conversations, a group of changemakers is taking on the challenge of grassroots regeneration in Swansea, with a focus on supporting and developing the creative and cultural fabric of the city.

Regional V.I.B.E.

Everyone agrees we have something special here in South West Wales, and that we should shout about it more.  We need a clear identity, a clear message.  So what exactly is our regional Vision, Identity, Brand and Emerging Future?

RECENT UPDATES FROM THE TEAM

The Return to Work

The Return to Work

As we begin to reopen the economy, perhaps it’s time for a conversation with businesses and major employers about how we’re going to return to work, and what work looks like now.  Is there an opportunity to hang on to some of the things we’re enjoying about lockdown,...

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A New Website for Regional Food Producers

A New Website for Regional Food Producers

Please check that the regional food and drink producers you know are listed in this new online index for South Wales. In a new initiative led by Dr Ben Reynolds at Urban Foundry, food and drink producers across South Wales are being asked to add themselves to a new website that’s been designed to enable many more people to discover and access local produce during lockdown and beyond.

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Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

The key factor in ending lockdown and other measures is the coronavirus reproductive number, commonly talked about as the “R” value. This is the number of people each individual case can be expected to transmit the virus to, effectively the rate of the virus spreading...

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First, be a good neighbour

First, be a good neighbour

Nothing can bring back those we’ve lost to coronavirus, and no words of gratitude can repay the debt we owe to the NHS, our care workers and first responders. So what can we do to pay our respects when our communities emerge from this crisis? We can start by...

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RECORD BREAKERS

RECORD BREAKERS

Retailers and exhibition organisers large and small traditionally rely on footfall, and right now that’s a major problem. Entrepreneurs can either accept that limitation or they can seek out new ways to generate interest. Luckily for all of us, University of Wales...

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JUST OVER THE HORIZON

JUST OVER THE HORIZON

As you know, we took the decision to postpone 4theRegion’s second annual City Centre Conference on March 13th when the hazards of bringing large numbers of people together were starting to become clear. In the two weeks since then, any disappointment at the...

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STEPPING UP

STEPPING UP

For the time being, businesses are operating in a new reality. We don’t know how long it’ll be before our streets, shops and offices come back to life, but while we’re working in physical isolation we still need to connect with our clients. And if we want them to buy...

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FARM TO TABLE – SAFELY KEEPING WALES FED

FARM TO TABLE – SAFELY KEEPING WALES FED

It’s a concern to see customers crowded close together in supermarkets at a time when all medical advice is telling us unambiguously to practice social distancing. We sympathise with anyone seeking to keep their family fed, but is there a way to keep them fed while...

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

What we see depends mainly on what we look for John Lubbock At 4theRegion our eyes are open. We see the impact of the Coronavirus on our day to day lives, here in South West Wales and in all corners of the world. But that’s not all we see. This crisis is real but it...

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