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

Empowering regional conversations in our weekly podcast

Ground-breaking One-Stop-Shop Partnership Between Leading Welsh Accounting Practice and Pioneering IT Specialists

Wales’ largest independent accountancy firm, Bevan Buckland LLP, has partnered with Tech-Wales Ltd to create a unique one-stop-shop for accounting and IT services for its clients. Bevan Buckland...

UWTSD is the first university to sign up as a Climate.Cymru partner

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the first University in Wales to sign up as a Climate.Cymru partner. Climate Cymru invites organisations and individuals across Wales to engage...

More greenery is needed

There’s something familiar about a new scaffold wrap that appeared above the Potters Wheel on Swansea’s Kingsway on Friday. Coastal Housing owns the building at 85 Kingsway, which is currently being...

Lydia Blight Competes at WorldSkills 2021

Lydia Blight, a fantastic Painting and Decorating apprentice at Family Housing, has taken part in the WorldSkills championship! WorldSkills is a global hub for skills which aims to ‘raise the...

Measuring a Wellbeing Economy in Wales

Wellbeing Economy Wales is embarking on a volunteer-led project to create the Wales Wellbeing Economy Index - a visualisation of relevant and meaningful data that frames the wellbeing economy in a...

New Benches

Donated by ASW Property Services. We would like to say a very big thank you to ASW Property Services Ltd who have donated these fantastic picnic benches to our park in Ffynnon Las, Ammanford! The...

Feeding the Region – Regional Food Resilience Conference for South West Wales

Carmarthenshire | Neath Port Talbot | Pembrokeshire | SwanseaSwansea Environmental Forum and 4theRegion are partnering to deliver a major conversation over two days, about the resilience of our...

There is a brand new visitor attraction in cool Carmarthenshire

In a dreamy, wooded valley with water all around, there's a very special experience waiting to be discovered Paid for with the fruits of a remarkable fundraising effort, the Regency Restoration...

Innovation Challenge

We’re making exciting progress in our Innovation challenge with Community Housing Cymru‘s Alcemi team and Simply Do Ideas! The aim of the challenge is to test an innovation process and build...

Cabinet backs business case for new training agency to build workforce of the future

Members of Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet have approved the business case for a new Skills and Talent Programme aimed at delivering the skills and training requirements for all Swansea Bay City...

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

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

More greenery is needed

More greenery is needed

There’s something familiar about a new scaffold wrap that appeared above the Potters Wheel on Swansea’s Kingsway on Friday. Coastal Housing owns the building at 85 Kingsway, which is currently being upgraded thanks to funding from Welsh...

read more
Lydia Blight Competes at WorldSkills 2021

Lydia Blight Competes at WorldSkills 2021

Lydia Blight, a fantastic Painting and Decorating apprentice at Family Housing, has taken part in the WorldSkills championship! WorldSkills is a global hub for skills which aims to ‘raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, and...

read more
Measuring a Wellbeing Economy in Wales

Measuring a Wellbeing Economy in Wales

Wellbeing Economy Wales is embarking on a volunteer-led project to create the Wales Wellbeing Economy Index - a visualisation of relevant and meaningful data that frames the wellbeing economy in a way that everyone can understand.  It's...

read more
New Benches

New Benches

Donated by ASW Property Services. We would like to say a very big thank you to ASW Property Services Ltd who have donated these fantastic picnic benches to our park in Ffynnon Las, Ammanford! The benches were handmade by Justin Crowe, a...

read more
Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

We’re making exciting progress in our Innovation challenge with Community Housing Cymru‘s Alcemi team and Simply Do Ideas! The aim of the challenge is to test an innovation process and build innovation capacity within the sector. One of...

read more
Work progresses on historic site

Work progresses on historic site

The Swansea Council scheme will bring new life to the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks powerhouse and outbuildings. Main contractor John Weaver Contractors, based in Swansea, has forged ahead with work in line with government restrictions...

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Join Our Team and Our Mission For the Region

Join Our Team and Our Mission For the Region

We love where we live and want to help our region flourish, and we believe our best hope for the future lies in getting everyone working together towards a shared vision: greener, happier, healthier communities and a thriving regional...

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