IMPACT AREA

DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT

We are focused on how people, communities and businesses can get more involved in shaping the future of our region, including the design and construction of major developments and strategic investments like the Swansea Bay City Deal.  How can we make sure that major regional projects are delivered in a way that provides economic, social and environmental benefit over the long term?  And how can we ensure that the well-being of people and planet is at the heart of decision-making?

Swansea Building Society delivers record growth in 2019 results

Swansea Building Society delivers record growth in 2019 results

Swansea Building Society celebrated new record‐breaking highs in terms of its total assets, mortgage and savings balances in 2019, when it produced its largest year of balance sheet growth in the Society’s history. The Society’s total assets increased by £61.0m to...

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Do you need to get your business online fast?

Do you need to get your business online fast?

Thanks to some of our amazing members, 4theRegion is able to offer what could be a lifeline to small businesses in the region. We've been asked to locate four or five regional businesses that could benefit from a quick and simple solution to get them and their...

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STEP INTO THE ARENA

STEP INTO THE ARENA

It’s in our nature to love our home city. Sometimes we love it for its familiarity, and that can give us mixed feelings when we see its face changing. A century ago, in the early 1920s, many residents of Wembley Park were horrified by plans to build a national stadium...

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Life science innovation project wins extra €5m investment

Life science innovation project wins extra €5m investment

A unique Irish-Welsh partnership involving life science expertise at Swansea University has won €5 million of additional funding. The extra money will help the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) continue to develop the life science sector across...

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Multi-million pound funding secured for City Deal

Multi-million pound funding secured for City Deal

A multi-million pound early New Year present has arrived to turbo-charge the Swansea Bay City Deal. The first phase of City Deal funding – worth £18 million – has been released by the UK Government and Welsh Government for the investment programme, which covers...

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Roundtable Report – Swansea High Street Property

Roundtable Report – Swansea High Street Property

On Monday 11th November 2019 4theRegion convened a meeting of key property sector professionals with interests in high street and city centre property.  Our goal was to explore some of the challenges and opportunities relating to vacant space in the city, and share updates on what’s happening to property throughout the city.

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CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT MEMBERS

As well as networking opportunities, important roundtable discussions, and the ability to get their voices heard at a regional level, we support our members in the Construction and Development sector by advocating strongly for more in-region procurement by the region's anchor institutions.  Procurement is one of our six impact areas, because we believe major spending in South West Wales should stay in South West Wales - so that small, medium and larger businesses in the regional supply chain can create jobs, grow and support their communities.  We also host events and conversations about development, property, sustainable development, and we host the Development & Investment Zone at the annual city centre conference in Swansea.