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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MEMBER SECTOR FORUMS

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BUILD BACK BETTER

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Development & Construction Members Forum

4THEREGION DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION MEMBERS FORUM - 11/11/2020 4theRegion invited member businesses and organisations in the development and investment sector to an online conversation to look...

Gnoll Estate Country Park Plan to Deliver Improvements for Visitors

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Board is due to consider a report which recommends a range of options to enhance the visitor offer at Neath’s historic Gnoll Estate Country Park. The proposed...

Black Pound Day to officially launch across Wales in December

Swansea Council has become the first local authority officially endorse the initiative. One of Wales’ most high-profile black entrepreneurs has praised Swansea Council for being the first local...

Kickstart Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme As an approved Gateway for the Government’s £2bn Kickstart programme aimed at helping young people back into employment, Pembrokeshire...

‘Transformative’ Swansea energy retrofit scheme kicks off

Work is set to get underway on the UK’s largest ever energy retrofit project of its kind, that will see almost 650 homes in a Swansea community benefiting from the installation of state-of-the art...

Milford Haven sets out vision for Haven freeport

In the week that the UK Government launched its freeports bidding process for England, the Port of Milford Haven, in Wales, set out its vision for a Haven Waterway Freeport to drive international...

4theRegion forms partnership ready to help new businesses make the right connections

A new collaboration is set to give student entrepreneurs a valuable networking boost as they launch their business ideas. 4theRegion has teamed up with Swansea University’s School of Management to...

AB Glass creates new jobs on the back of post-lockdown boom

AB Glass, a specialist in the technology and installation of glass and aluminium products and access control solutions, has created seven new jobs and unveiled a key promotion within its business as...

Digital technology gives view of future as part of £1bn Swansea regeneration

Pioneering technology has been unveiled at a Swansea city centre regeneration project, allowing visitors to peer into the future.  Lookout, which launched today, 11 November, at the £135 million...

Wanted – Developer to bring top class public facilities to prime seafront site

Developers are being invited to bring top class new public facilities to an under-used seafront site. Swansea Council is looking for a business to lease the site and to add another leisure jewel to...

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

20. Digital Skills

20. Digital Skills

If there's one sector that may have been resilient throughout the pandemic, it would be the digital sector. For other sectors, those who quickly...

19. Inspiring Entrepreneurs with Rachael Flanagan

19. Inspiring Entrepreneurs with Rachael Flanagan

In this inspiring episode, we speak to Rachael Flanagan, CEO of Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services about the personal and professional growths she has discovered from entrepreneurship, what drives her and advice for budding business owners

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 & Tourism

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.

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.

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?

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

Development & Construction Members Forum

Development & Construction Members Forum

4THEREGION DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION MEMBERS FORUM - 11/11/2020 4theRegion invited member businesses and organisations in the development and investment sector to an online conversation to look collectively at the challenges our...

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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme As an approved Gateway for the Government’s £2bn Kickstart programme aimed at helping young people back into employment, Pembrokeshire College is urging businesses to get in...

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Milford Haven sets out vision for Haven freeport

Milford Haven sets out vision for Haven freeport

In the week that the UK Government launched its freeports bidding process for England, the Port of Milford Haven, in Wales, set out its vision for a Haven Waterway Freeport to drive international trade and investment, regional...

read more