June Regional Round-Up 2024

June Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Food for Thought

Our May Monthly Meetup Regional Food Event Report is now live on our website. Connecting all the good things happening around local and sustainable food across South West Wales. Last month, our regional discussion brought together the four local food partnerships – Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, to update on their activites and priorities. Catch up in full or view the event notes

College’s Green Hwb officially launched

Gower College Swansea welcomed a very special guest to the official launch of their Green Hwb. Iolo Williams, a renowned advocate for environmental conservation and a familiar face from TV, was given a tour of the facilities and spent time chatting to students. The College has offered landscaping and eco construction courses since 2019 but now – with the launch of the Green Hwb – students will have a dedicated space in which to learn and relax.  Read More

New Season of Documentary Project to Celebrate Gower Set for University Premiere

The latest part of a unique film project involving students, staff and the community to showcase the beauty of Gower will receive its premiere at Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre on June 5th. The series is a collection of films letting you witness the local history, culture, flora, and fauna that make the region unique. Each film is a step towards understanding and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Gower and Wales.  Read More

Take a look back with us on a brilliant day for It’s Your Pembrokeshire

We spoke to lots of the fantastic individuals, businesses and organisations who came along to discuss key opportunities for the region, make new connections and communicate issues and priorities for the people of Pembrokeshire. Watch Now

Sustainable Tourism Guidebook

Co-created with regional partners, this sustainable tourism guide features amazing regional destinations, together with travel information, encouraging more people to visit and explore South West Wales – without a car! Can you help us get this into people’s hands? If you would like to receive a box of these sustainable tourism guidebooks showcasing our wonderful South West Wales,  please use this form!

Gavin Griffiths Group Makes Key Strategic Appointment for New Division

Recycling and waste management firm, Gavin Griffiths Group, has appointed Chris Taylor-King as Joint Managing Director of the company’s new Innovation Division. Chris will share the role with Jon Hearing, the current Technical Director of Gavin Griffiths Group. Chris’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the business as it invests in driving innovation projects to develop and adopt new treatment and recycling technologies. Read More

Finalists in the British Training Awards 2024

Gower College Swansea is delighted to announce that it has been named as Finalists in the UK Apprenticeship Provider of the Year category in the British Training Awards 2024. The awards celebrate the organisations and individuals that are truly passionate about the role of learning and development in building a thriving workforce. They’ll find out if they’ve won at the awards ceremony in London on 19 June.” Read More

Bringing together our Members is what builds real connection in South West Wales

Turn up the volume and let these 80s vibes accompany you as we take a spin around Proud Mary Swansea and Elysium – two 4theRegion Members at the heart of Swansea’s hospitality, music and arts scene. Thank you to all those that came along! Perhaps you might like to join us next time too?! Become a 4theRegion member

Ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, gwyddom fod adeiladu partneriaethau a chydweithio yn talu ar ei ganfed. 

Gyda mynediad at rai o academyddion mwyaf llewyrchus yn y byd, mae gennym hanes profedig o weithio mewn partneriaeth â miloedd o mentrau bach I ganolig,a sefydliadau cyhoeddus, preifat a thrydydd sector. Rydym yn barod i weithio gyda chi ar ddatblygu cynhyrchion, prosesau, gwasanaethau a phrofiadau newydd a phresennol, gan gymhwyso ein harbenigedd ymchwil, datblygu ac arloesi sy’n arwain at ddatrys eich heriau mawr.

At Swansea University, we know that building partnerships and working together pays dividends. 

With access to some of the brightest academic minds in the world, we have a proven track record in partnering with thousands of SME’s and public, private and third-sector organisations. We’re ready to work with you on developing new and existing products, processes, services and experiences, applying our world-leading research, development and innovation expertise and global reach to solve your major challenges.

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Learning Hub

Welcome to the Development Bank of Wales’ Learning Hub!  Get the best guidance on starting, growing, or selling your business. Discover More

Connect / Collaborate / Create = Communities SHAPE-ing the Future

This event on June 10th at the Volcano Theatre, Swansea is a public collaborative space to share, explore, and discuss approaches to working with communities. An opportunity for partnership building and training open to anyone interested in local work, Swansea University will be sharing insights and experiences of community work and the role of SHAPE disciplines in creating sustainable positive local change. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Position: Gas Engineer (Commercial)

DRS FM Services Ltd, part of the wider Raven Delta (RD) Group, are seeking a passionate Commercial Gas Engineer who excels in installations, maintenance and fault finding for commercial gas systems to join their expanding team. You will play a pivotal role in their commitment to providing high-quality solutions in domestic and commercial settings. In return they offer a competitive salary, from £38,000 to £40,000 per annum, with opportunities for overtime. Read More

Find Your Future in Carmarthenshire

Come join the University of Wales Trinity Saint David for an exciting event, where you can connect with students, graduates and degree-educated job seekers who are looking to find their future in Carmarthenshire. The event will be the perfect opportunity for local businesses, universities, and organizations to discover and network with both talented candidates and each other. Read More

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride themselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Careers at Day’s

Whether you are looking to start your career or have a wealth of experience and knowledge in your chosen profession, Day’s Motor Group have a range of full time and part time job opportunities in the car industry to suit most, including Administration, Apprenticeship, Sales Executive and Mechanic roles. Read More

Undergraduate Placement Scheme 2024/2025

Every year JCP Solicitors offer law students from Swansea University a twelve-month paid legal assistant placement. In 2024 they have up to 3 places available for commencement by September. Past opportunities have seen Legal Assistants work in a variety of teams including: Injury Services, Residential Property, Commercial Property, Debt Recovery, Lifetime Planning and Family. The closing date for applications is 21 June 2024. Read More

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. They are proud of their dedicated and talented employees and they work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of their students and the communities they serve. ‘Transforming education, transforming lives’ is their mission. If you would like to join them on this journey and make a difference too, then they would love to hear from you. Read More

Be Part of #TeamCoastal

Coastal Housing are a team in the truest sense of the word. They value relationships highly, so they invest in them daily. As a result, their workplace culture is open, trusting and respectful. It’s also safe, which we think is pretty critical to encouraging new ideas and approaches. Read More

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Audit/Accounts Opportunities – Experienced Practice Accountants

If you have 2+ years of audit and/or accounts experience, Bevan Buckland have the perfect opportunity and benefits package for you! As their team is at the core of their continuous growth and success, they offer great benefits to support their employees, including flexible working, fantastic study support packages, and ongoing access to growth and development opportunities beyond qualifying. Read More

Job Opportunities and Working at Swansea University

Looking for a new job? Changing role? Interested in what Swansea University can offer you? A warm and welcoming University, they value people for their skills regardless of their background and are proudly named as a top employer in the annual Stonewall Equality Index. They know that people have commitments outside their job, so they provide a working environment that allows employees to achieve the right work/life balance. Read More

A guide to small business loans

Starting and growing a business can require a lot of investment, and it’s not always possible to fund this yourself. Small business loans are a common source of funding to help businesses get off the ground, manage cash flow, or expand. Find out more from the Development Bank of Wales

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Domiciliary Care and Support Services

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit a bid to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of domiciliary care and support services. The Hywel Dda University Health Board may call off goods and services in quantities and at such frequency as it determines appropriate and as such, the approximate Hywel Dda University Health Board contract value has been included within this notice. Read More

Contract for the Milford Way Development Partnership

Swansea Council, as part of its More Homes Strategy, is seeking a development partner to develop two Housing Department owned sites (Milford A and Milford B) for residential use in the Penderry ward, as part of the Penderry Regeneration Framework. The Council will retain freehold ownership of a minimum of 40% of the homes on these sites as affordable housing. Read More

Neath Port Talbot & Swansea Substance Use Alliance – Provider Workshop

The Area Planning Board (APB) is a strategic partnership of all agencies across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who are committed to tackling and reducing the harms associated with substance use. They are delighted to extend a further invite to an online presentation/workshop to you scheduled for 6th June 2024. Read More

Concession Agreement for Day Care Provision at Bro Penfro Primary School

Applications are invited from suitably qualified providers wishing to tender for the provision of both a nursery and after school service at Bro Penfro Primary School, Pembroke. Bro Penfro is a new Welsh medium primary school which is due to open from September 2024. Read More

Electrical Installation Condition Reporting (EICR) & Remedial Works

Carmarthenshire County Council is seeking to appoint (a) contractor(s) to provide Electrical Installation Condition Reporting (EICR) and associated remedial works across its housing-related properties. It has been confirmed by the current provider of this service that there may be TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) implications attached to this tender exercise. Read More

Design, Supply and Install of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

CWM Environmental is seeking to procure a turnkey contract for the design, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a material recovery facility (MRF). The plant shall be capable of processing 20,000 tonnes per annum of kerbside collected dry mixed recyclables, and 6,000 tonnes per annum of commercial and industrial recyclables. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council seeks suitably qualified contractors to provide vegetation clearance, solar PVs and battery storage, wall tiling, cleaning materials, flooring works, design and building work for the Swansea Amphitheatre, JCB Teletruk (or equivalent) hire and maintenance, and Credu training.

Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges ITT for Washroom Services

This contract is for washroom services ITT for NPTC Group of Colleges. Please refer to the ITT document for full details. Read More

SU145(24) Staff Counselling Services

Swansea University operates an in-house Occupational Health (OH) Service. They look after all University staff and students. The scope of the requirement is to provide counselling services to staff. The contract will be for an initial 2 year period with the option to extend for a further 2 years on an annual basis (2+1+1). Read More

Framework Agreement for Temporary and Longer Term Supported Accommodation, Temporary Managed Accommodation and Housing First

Swansea Council is establishing a framework for housing related support in temporary and Housing First accommodation for people experiencing homelessness. There will be three separate lots available as follows; Lot 1 Temporary / Longer term Supported Accommodation, Lot 2 Managed Accommodation, and Lot 3 Permanent Supported Accommodation (Housing First). Read More

UWTSD2324/211. Fire Door Replacement

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David invites interested and qualified contractors to submit tenders for the replacement of fire doors across the University’s Estate. The project aims to enhance the safety and security measures of the premises by ensuring compliance with fire safety regulations and standards. Read More

Afan Valley Mountain Bike Trails 2024

Afan Forest Park is made up of several authorised mountain bike and walking trails that attracts a large number of visitors from around the UK every year. This infrastructure has been in place since 2001 and overtime has degraded. Read More

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Tenancy based Care and Support (Supported Living) for People with a Learning Disability or Physical Disability

This contract from Swansea Council is for the provision of support services for adults with disabilities to live in their own home. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

Work to restart at major Swansea development

Work will soon restart at a major Swansea development with a target to open the new multi-storey car park by the end of the year. Swansea Council has appointed Andrew Scott Ltd to carry out the works at Copr Bay. The completion of the car park, retail units  and other finishing works will follow-on from a project that’s already delivered Swansea Arena, the coastal park, the car park under the arena and the new bridge over Oystermouth Road. Read More

A hidden staircase, and a collapsing roof but Swansea’s Palace Theatre comes back to life

Tramshed Tech, the company that will operate Swansea’s new-look Palace Theatre, said it’s honoured to breathe new life into the 136-year-old building. The Palace Theatre is steeped in history and has risen, almost fallen and risen once more thanks to a £10 million-plus renovation which remains ongoing. Contractor R&M Williams Ltd began work on site in 2021. Among the surprises were the discovery of a secret staircase and a fox which had made a home there. Read More

Plans to create a multi-billion pound scheme in Welsh county reach new milestone

Luciana Ciubotariu said “I am incredibly excited and honoured to take up the role of CEO at the Celtic Freeport. This Freeport can be a catalyst for economic revitalisation, attracting substantial investments, creating high-quality jobs and fostering innovation. By leveraging the region’s natural assets and industrial strengths, we can drive sustainable growth and enhance the overall prosperity of the region and beyond.” Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Pembroke Port Welcomes First Vessel to New Workboat Pontoons

Sharon Adams, Commercial Manager for Pembroke Port, said “It’s great to see these new assets being utilised. Pembroke Port is perfectly positioned within the Port of Milford Haven to act as a hub for operations associated with marine activity taking place within the Port and the Celtic Sea. The pontoons are available for short and long term berthing and have secure access, as well as electricity and water hook ups.” Read More

Three flagship city developments near completion

Three flagship Swansea developments are now close to being completed. The Albert Hall is due to reopen next month, construction work is due for completion at 71/72 Kingsway in the coming months, and a sensitive overhaul of the Palace Theatre is expected to lead to its reopening this year. Read More

Major working and living boost on way for city centre

Well over a thousand extra people will soon be living and working in Swansea city centre in a further boost for traders and local employment. As well as schemes like the Palace Theatre’s restoration and the 71/72 Kingsway office project being developed by Swansea Council, a number of other developments being led by the private sector are also either close to completion or making considerable progress. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

One of Wales’ most exciting burger spots is expanding to Swansea

Burger Boyz has announced it is about to open its third location in Swansea. It will be part of the food court at the newly-renovated Albert Hall in June. The food court will also include parmesan fried chicken restaurant Mr Croquewich, Greek street food venue Ya Souvlaki, Pizza Boyz, Indian Street Food Kitchen, Italian street food The Italian Job, and Academy, which will sell speciality coffee and cocktails. Read More

New pub & restaurant ‘Town Crier’ pays homage to one of Tenby’s great ambassadors

A new Tenby pub and restaurant will pay homage to one of the town’s best-known characters who previously ran popular toy shop Clarice at the premises. The ‘Town Crier’, being developed on Upper Frog Street is named as a nod to John Thomas, affectionately known as Yobbler, who was Tenby’s town crier for over 30 years and one of the longest-serving in Wales. Along with his wife Caroline, the couple ran Clarice for many years, before he passed away in 2011. Read More

The incredible story of how a Welsh community rallied to buy and re-open its only pub

The Crymych Arms, in the village of Crymych, had been closed since September 2021. Its long-time owners decided they wanted to retire after running the pub for nearly 40 years. That meant, for the first time since at least the mid-1800s, Crymych didn’t have a pub. Just over a year later, a meeting was held to see if there was any local interest in raising enough money to form a community benefit society that could not only buy the pub but run it, too. Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Study to accelerate market launch of Kaydiar’s ZeroSole over-the-counter pharma innovation

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) has recently completed a collaborative pilot study with Swansea-based Kaydiar Ltd, which specialises in offloading (reducing pressure) technology for pressure lesions on the foot, from diabetic care to sport footwear. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Floating homes and giant glass domes revealed as part of futuristic £6.25bn Swansea project

New images have been released of what we can expect a huge £6.25bn renewable energy scheme set to change the way energy is stored and used across Swansea to look like. The  Swansea Port Development Project, formerly known as Blue Eden, proposes a battery manufacturing centre on land at Swansea docks, waterside homes, an oceanic and climate change research centre, and a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. Read More

New Seawall Will be a Home for Marine Life – Research at the Heart of Eco-Engineering Project

As a new seawall takes shape in Mumbles, a Swansea University expert has revealed how its design will help encourage biodiversity, thanks to careful research and collaboration. The upgraded and strengthened 1.2 km seawall will help protect the Mumbles area from flooding and is designed to last for many decades to come. It will also hopefully become a home for marine species such as seaweed, limpets and barnacles. Read More

UK’s first electric Mobile Post Office trialled in Pembrokeshire

Pembroke Postmaster Mark Wilson and his team operate a Mobile Post Office serving 11 communities in rural Pembrokeshire. He has swapped his previous diesel vehicle for an electric one.  The distinctively decorated vehicle has been put through its paces for the past few weeks to check that the battery-powered branch can cope with the hilly terrain. It has shown that the more environmentally friendly vehicle is viable. Read More

Crown Estate launch £50m fund to boost indigenous supply chain for floating offshore wind

Its Supply Chain Accelerator programme is seeking expressions of interest for a first phase £10m round of funding, which has been designed to support the development of a new UK supply chain capability for floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate, through its now live leasing round five, is inviting bidders to deliver three major floating offshore wind farms off the coasts of South West Wales and the South West of England. Read More

Swansea University’s bike hire scheme has seen users increase by almost 300%

Swansea University’s bike hire scheme has seen a 280% increase in users across the city over the past four years. And one sixth (14%) of daily commuter journeys made by students and staff at the University are by bike (compared to Welsh national average of 1.1%). 2022 saw more than 45,000 journeys being made on the Santander Cycles, when six bike hubs for students, staff, and the wider community were made available to use. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Wales metaverse is European first, say organisers

The metaverse has been brought to life in partnership with iCreate, whose Founder Dawn Lyle is also one of the Co-Founders of 4theRegion. She said “Our aim is to bring the endless possibilities of Wales to life in an immersive experience of exploration, helping audiences plan their dream itinerary in Wales while they complete mini-quests in the metaverse experience.” Read More

Tourism Brings More Than £600m to Swansea Bay Economy

New figures show visitors spent £609 million throughout 2023 in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. The figures also show that visitor numbers increased to more than 4.7 million last year with the tourism industry supporting 5,470 jobs. Swansea Bay, as a visitor destination, offers an increasingly diverse range of indoor and outdoor attractions and events all year-round, including the city’s new Penderyn Distillery visitor centre in Landore which opened last year. Read More

The brilliant Anthony Hopkins mural that has appeared in Port Talbot

He’s one of Port Talbot’s favourite sons and now he’s been celebrated in his hometown. A mural by one of Wales’ leading street artists Jenks has appeared in Bridge Street in the town centre. The striking artwork in the street art capital of Wales brilliantly captures the Hollywood star in his later yeas and features one of his most famous quotes: ‘I love life because what more is there?’ Read More

Welsh beauty spot becomes one of the best sites in the UK for one type of animal

Megan Price, an ecologist for Neath Port Talbot Council, said “Margam Park is an amazing site for bats. It’s a big site at around 850 hectares which means we’ve got a large variety of habitats here like woodlands, open grasslands and a variety of buildings that bats can use. I think nearly every structure in the park is used by bats as a roost with a lot of tree features for them as well.” Read More

Love Trails Festival returns to the Gower Peninsula in July

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Love Trails Festival returns to the breathtaking Gower Peninsula on 11-14 July, promising an unforgettable experience that’s not just for runners! Set against the backdrop of lush green landscapes and pristine beaches, this year’s Love Trails Festival is all about embracing the great outdoors, celebrating music, adventure activities, trail running, movement and yoga. Read More

Walking with Selwynn the Seagull

South West Wales Connected have designed and created three colourful maps for children to follow! Explore with Selwynn the Seagull and discover fascinating facts about Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea! Walks will include points of interest and short interactive activities to engage young walkers, build confidence in map reading and make walking fun for all ages. You can download the maps here.

EDUCATION

Caleb Azumah Nelson Wins Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for ‘Anthemic’ Small Worlds

Small Worlds tells an intimate father-son story set between South London and Ghana over the course of three summers. Caleb Azumah Nelson was awarded the £20,000 global accolade – celebrating exceptional literary talent aged 39 or under – at a ceremony held in Swansea on Thursday 16 May. The win cements the thirty-year-old British-Ghanaian author as a rising star in literary fiction, following his acclaimed debut, Open Water. Read More

Complete University Guide 2025: Swansea University Ranked in UK Top 40

Swansea University has achieved notable recognition in the 2025 Complete University Guide rankings, securing its position in 37th place in the UK. The main league table ranks 130 UK universities based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. Swansea is one of only four Welsh institutions out of eight to have improved their rank this year and is the second highest ranked Welsh institution in the guide. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Make it Monday!
Every Monday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Mum & Baby Yoga
Every Monday 11:30 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Self Help Book Club!
Every Monday 16:00 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Pilates
Every Monday 16:30 – 17:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Kung Fu Wales (Little Dragons)
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

VIP Class Acts
Every Monday 17:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Beginners Yoga
Every Monday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Every Monday 18:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Kung Fu Wales
Every Monday 18:30 – 20:15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Soul Flow Yoga
Every Monday 19:00 – 20:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Jnana Yoga Meditation
Every Monday 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Contemporary Dance Class
Every Monday 20:30 – 21:30
LC2 Swansea
Book Here

Basic Digital Skills (Learn My Way)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Various Times
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Business Funding Drop In
4 June 10:00 – 14:00
Drop In Session with the Development Bank of Wales and Swansea Council
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

An Introduction to Production Design
4 June 10:00 – 5 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Feldenkrais
Every Tuesday 10:45 – 11:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Voter registration
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Hidden Stories / Digitising resources
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
4 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Qi Gong for Health and Happiness
Every Tuesday 14:00 – 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Children’s Mindfulness and Meditation Journey
Every Tuesday 16:30 – 17:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

NPT Town Centre Business Engagement Event
4 June 17:00 – 19:00
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
Book Here

Writing for Wellbeing
Every Tuesday 17:15 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Pregnancy Yoga
Every Tuesday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Feldenkrais ‘Awareness through Movement’
Five Week Course Tuesdays 19:00 – 20:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Croeso Choir
Every Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

WINS Café Swansea
5 June 08:45 – 10:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Smart Energy
Every Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

The Coffee Shop Sessions: Ellie Jones & Gary Phillips
5 June 12:00 – 14:00
Swansea Arena
More Details

Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Planting & Gardening Sessions
5 June 14:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Tycoch – Apprenticeship Open Event
5 June 15:30 – 19:30
Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus
Book Here

Neurodiversity Support Group
Every Wednesday 17:30 – 19:10
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Yoga for Relaxation
Every Wednesday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Life Drawing at elysium
5 June 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Teacher Education – Online Open Evening
5 June 19:00 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

Restore & More
Every Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Gŵyr + Q&A with Director Georgios Dimitropoulos
5 June 19:30
Taliesin Cinema, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Restorative Sound Baths
Every Wednesday 19:30 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Carmarthenshire Business Networking Breakfast
6 June 07:30 – 09:30
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Hosted by 4theRegion
Book Here

Introduction to Costume in the Screen & Creative Industries
6 June 10:00 – 7 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Yoga for AnyBODY
Every Thursday 10:00 – 11:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday for Five Weeks from 6 June 10:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Movement and Mindfulness for Pain
Every Thursday 11:45 – 12:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Walking for Wellbeing
Every Thursday 12:00
Sea wall opposite The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Thursday 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Pain Management Support Group
Every Thursday 13:00 – 13:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday in June 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
6 June 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

NPT Town Centre Business Engagement Event
6 June 17:00 – 19:00
Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
Book Here

Narberth Youth Theatre
Every Thursday 17:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Yin Yoga
Every Thursday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Pregnancy Relaxation Sessions
Every Thursday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Design Swansea #64 – Hannah Nolloth & Charlotte Lewis
6 June 18:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Queens Hall Comedy Club
6 June 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Handstand and Core
Every Thursday 19:00 – 20:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Rogues’ Gallery Comedy Club w/ Rachel Fairburn + The Death Hilarious + more
6 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Melomania Dance
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Soul Flow Yoga
Every Friday 09:15 – 10:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

The Queens Hall Food & Craft Fair
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Chair Yoga
Every Friday 10:30 – 11:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

The Coffee Shop Sessions: Jolene Laurence, Nigel Philip Davies & A House In France
7 June 12:00 – 14:00
Swansea Arena
More Details

Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
7 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

GO! Film: Pride
7 June 18:00 – 20:00
Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Vain + Zed Motel + Eaten By Lions + Red Red Red
7 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Open Mic Night
7 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Swansea SA1 Open Day
8 June 09:30 – 14:30
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

UWTSD Swansea College of Art Open Day
8 June 09:30 – 14:30
UWTSD Swansea College of Art
Book Here

Pier Street Party – Great Big Green Week and Bike Week
8 June 10:00 – 14:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Swansea SA1 PGCE Open Day
8 June 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

Voice, singing & creation: A two-day workshop with Tata Quintana
8 June 10:00 – 9 June 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Mending Sewcial
8 June 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Gŵyl Tawe
8 June 11:00 – 19:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Doom Over Swansea: Pantheïst, My Silent Wake and Support
8 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Strong Enough – Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher
8 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band
9 June 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Restorative Yoga
Every Sunday 17:30 – 19:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Weekly Group Meditation
Every Sunday 19:15 – 20:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Project SIARC 3D printing design showcase
10 June
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More details to follow

Connect-Collaborate-Create: Communities SHAPE-ing the Future
10 June 11:00 – 14:00
Volcano Theatre, Swansea
Hosted by Swansea University
Book Here

Understanding Addiction
Five Week Course Every Monday from 10 June 17:30 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Pembrokeshire Marine Code event – Flora & Fauna
10 June 18:00 – 20:30
Porthgain
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Book Here

Introduction to Locations for Film and TV
11 June 10:00 – 12 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

The Arts Society West Wales: Theatre-going in Georgian England
11 June 11:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Music Workshop: Introduction to Electric Keyboard
11 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Youth Work Online Open Evening
11 June 18:00 – 19:00
Online
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
12 June 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Business Startup Launchpad – Ideas to business ready in less than 2 days
12 June 10:00 – 13 June 13:00
Alex Design Exchange, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Freelance & Business Startup Launchpad – Ideas to business ready in 2 days
12 June 10:00 – 13 June 16:00
Alex Design Exchange, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

CEIC Lunch & Learn
12 June 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
Book Here

Summer Meditation in Nature
Every Wednesday from 12 June 18:30 – 19:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Life Drawing at elysium
12 June 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Film Night: Six Inches of Soil
12 June 19:00 – 21:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Planning, Programming and Delivering a Film Festival
13 June 10:00 – 14 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Tea and Coffee with the LGBT+ Staff Network
13 June 12:00 – 14:00
The Haven, Swansea University Bay Campus
More Details

Wales Virtual Networking
13 June 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

Up The Creek + Jim Fox
13 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Introduction to Leadership & Management
14 June 09:00 – 12:00
School of Management, Swansea University Bay Campus
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Metaverse
14 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Drum Circle
14 June 17:30 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Live Wire: The AC/DC Show
14 June 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Drive Away Dolls
14 June 19:30
Taliesin Cinema, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Repair Cafe
15 June 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

FREE Pain Support Group
15 June 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Group
More Details

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
15 June 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Stella Marie: Modern Thoughts on Ancient Wisdom
15 June 16:00 – 17:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Midsummer Concert
15 June 19:30 – 21:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Dark And Twisties + Hawk Howard + Jamie Jones + Parson Howl
15 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Argentine Tango in a Day Course: Workshops and Practilonga
16 June 11:00 – 18:00
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Reconnecting with our Natural Wisdom
17 June 13:30 – 14:45
Gower Unearthed Roundhouse, Gower Heritage Centre
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

LIVING WELL with long-term conditions
17 June – 18 July 17:30 – 18:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Email centre@wellbeingswansea.co.uk for more information

Queertawe Visual Art Workshop
17 June 17:30 – 20:30
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

An Evening with John Niven
17 June 19:00 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Free – Personal Licence Training
18 June 09:00 – 16:00
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Candle Making Course
18 June 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

An Introduction to Production Design
18 June 10:00 – 19 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Music Production
18 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

NPT Town Centre Business Engagement Event
18 June 17:00 – 19:00
The Gwyn Hall, Neath
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
Book Here

Kitchen Cosmetics Course
19 June 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

A Summer Symphony
19 June – 24 July 11:00 – 14:00
The Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by Coed Lleol/Small Woods, UWTSD and Carmarthenshire Council
To book your free place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk 

Find Your Future in Carmarthenshire
19 June 12:00 – 17:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
Sign up for your free place as an exhibitor

Navigating Uncertainty: A Guide to Risk Management for Charities
19 June 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by Bevan Buckland
Book Here

Open Evening
19 June 16:30 – 19:30
NPTC Group of  Colleges – Afan College
Book Here

Early Years Education and Care Online Open Evenings
19 June 18:00
Online
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

MA/Prof Doc Children, Young People & Community Services Online Info Event
19 June 18:00 – 19:00
Online
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

Life Drawing at elysium
19 June 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

GRAFT Supper – Refugee week
19 June 18:30 – 21:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

Quiz & Fizz – Pride Celebration at The Haven
20 June 16:00 – 18:00
The Haven, Swansea University Bay Campus
Book Here

Open Evening
20 June 16:30 – 19:30
NPTC Group of  Colleges – Neath College
Book Here

The Originals Only Open Mic
20 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Careers Cafe with BBC Studios
21 June 10:00 – 28 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
21 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
21 June 12:00 – 13:0
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Vegetarian and Vegan Summer Banquet
21 June 19:00 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Sweatbox + Only Fool And Corpses + Dead Noize + MWN
21 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Monthly Family Mindfulness
22 June 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Survival Sewing Session
22 June 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Dance into Summer with Biodanza
22 June 16:30 – 18:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Lovely Ugly Launch Two
22 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Intro to Special Effects Makeup – Wounds and Casualties
25 June 10:00 – 26 June 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Singleton Park Litter Pick with LGBT+ Staff Network
25 June 13:00
Singleton Abbey, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
More Details

Heart Radio / Global Media Drop In
25 June 13:00 – 17:00
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Drumming
25 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

High Fade plus special guests Nuns Of The Tundra + Suns Of Thunder
25 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
26 June 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

CEIC Lunch & Learn
26 June 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
Book Here

Wales Virtual Networking
27 June 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

15th International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomy
Starts 27 June 18:00
Wallace Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

LGBT+ Faith Gathering
27 June 19:00 – 20:30
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
More Details

3D Design Workshop
28 June 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Heritage Landscape Tour
28 June 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Game Design
28 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

UWTSD Carmarthen Open Day
29 June 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
Book Here

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
29 June 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Kick Start Your Neglected Knitting Project!
29 June 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Movement 81 + Cities + Z Machine
29 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Quiet Hour at the Museum
30 June 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

WoodBUILD 2024
2 July 08:30 – 3 July 16:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Life Drawing at elysium
3 July 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

UWTSD Swansea Open Evening
4 July 16:00 – 18:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

UWTSD Swansea College of Art Open Evening
4 July 16:00 – 18:00
UWTSD Swansea College of Art
Book Here

July Lunch
5 July 12:15 – 16:00
Swansea.com Stadium
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
Book Here

Outdoor Cinema – Encanto
5 July 18:00 – 20:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

The James Oliver Band
5 July 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Upcycling: A Door Stop
6 July 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Biodanza – The Dance of Life
6 July 15:00 – 16:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

BINGO LINGO XL – This Is Country!
6 July 18:00 – 23:00
Swansea Arena
Book Here

Reggae Roots Gathering
6 July 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Hippie Death Cult plus special guests Heavy On The Ride
7 July 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
10 July 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Life Drawing at elysium
10 July 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Book Here

Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday for Five Weeks 11 July – 8 August 10:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Queens Hall Comedy Club
11 July 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Pwdin Reis
11 July 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Museum Little Mice
12 July 10:15 – 12:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Drum Circle
12 July 17:30 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Dactyl Terra + Kikker + The False Idles + Loafus
12 July 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

The Oasis Experience
12 July 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Vegan Fair
13 July 10:00 – 16:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Mending Sewcial
13 July 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
13 July 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band
14 July 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

Industry Open Afternoon
18 July 15:00 – 17:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
Book Here

It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

March Monthly Meetup – Construction

March Monthly Meetup – Construction

PROJECTS  > MARCH 2024 MONTHLY MEETUP

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Construction

Creative Monthly Meetup

It’s always interesting to discuss our regional construction sector.  So much good stuff happening, but so many missed opportunities.  Local firms missing out on local contracts; challenges around recruitment and getting young people into the sector; and just not enough quality firms to meet the demand that exists.

This month, our regional discussion brought together a diverse mix of people and businesses from our network, to explore “opportunities in and for the regional construction sector”.

You can catch up on the full meeting recording below or click here for the full meeting report.

Full Meeting Recording

Meeting Highlights & Notes

“There’s a significant skills shortage in the industry, leading to the reliance on foreign workers. Collaborating with Gower College, efforts are being made to train students with the necessary skills, tailored by businesses to bridge these gaps across various sectors. Courses are now offered at night to accommodate working individuals, proving popular and beneficial. The construction sector offers lucrative opportunities, such as bricklayers earning £500 per day and quantity surveyors starting at £35k annually. It is essential to change perceptions and promote construction as a desirable career path for future generations.”  Mike Kavanagh

“Collaboration is essential for advance notice of opportunities. It is not easy to put a collaborative bid together; time is needed for trust and arrangements to be established. If notices come to the market too late, it is hard to collaborate on those bids. Think NOW about coming together as a network of companies, ready for contracts in the future. Small SMEs can unite, bringing together all trades, and establishing a coherent unit that can enter the bidding process as a group.”  Peter Austin, Swansea Bay City Deal

“The procurement agents (buyers) should take that on, rather than bundling big lots together. Buyers need to make those contracts accessible. Currently, it only happens with the smallest, unprofitable aspects of work, not the big profitable stuff. Lazy or risk-averse buyers. We have been utterly unable to access work through the city deal. All the big contractors are closed to our particular trade.”  William Silverstone – Silverstone Green Energy, Pembrokeshire

“We have many people here in South West Wales who don’t know about all the opportunities available. We are in a privileged position to hear about the fantastic opportunities in our region, but we really need to get that message into communities and colleges. We need to reach young people with these messages. The opportunity is for our young people and those living here now, so they can stay and thrive in the communities they have grown up in. We need to make people realise this.”
Zoe Antrobus, 4theRegion

“The size and opportunity in retrofitting buildings to meet 2050 environmental standards are substantial. The average cost of a retrofit for a dwelling is £60,000. With 328,000 dwellings at £60,000 each, this represents a £19.7 billion opportunity. Even with a smaller scale, there’s still a £14 billion market in retrofitting, which could translate to £140 million in annual expenditure within our region, creating 4,000 jobs with good salaries. This could be a transformational opportunity for our area.  Twenty-five per cent of this contract value is in overheads and profits for the main contractor. There is a huge opportunity for local entrepreneurs and a significant need for training!”  William Silverstone – Silverstone Green Energy, Pembrokeshire

“It is a practical reality that only a few contractors in Wales are equipped to manage large contracts. Clients should clearly specify in the procurement process their preference for a significant portion of the budget to be spent locally. It is also important to acknowledge that many local companies may not have the capability to undertake the projects being put out to tender. How can a contractor grow to a size where they can handle such levels of risk and capacity? It would be beneficial to receive insights on this matter.”  Peter Austin, Swansea Bay City Deal

May Monthly Meetup – Regional Food

May Monthly Meetup – Regional Food

PROJECTS  > MAY 2024 MONTHLY MEETUP

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food

Creative Monthly Meetup

Connecting all the good things happening around local and sustainable food across South West Wales

This month, our regional discussion brought together the four local food partnerships – Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, to update on their activites and priorities.

It was great to hear about all the work that the food partnerships are taking forward, and useful to connect the dots across the four counties.

You can catch up on the full meeting recording, or view the PDF notes from the meeting here.

Full Meeting Recording

Meeting Highlights & Notes

Click to read the full report with updates from the 4 partnerships:

  1. Sue Latham from PLANED, Pembrokeshire
  2. Mary Duckett, from Bwyd Abertawe, Swansea
  3. Phil McDonnell from Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership
  4. Augusta Lewis from Bwyd Sir Gar

Coming Up in June 2024:

May Regional Round-Up 2024

May Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Led Sustainable Tourism Project

Published in March 2024, South West Wales Connected are now distributing this book with the support of GWR, TFW and tourism partners within the region. Can you help us get this into people’s hands? Explore South West Wales Without A Car! (working title!) will feature a suggested week-long itinerary for people to explore our fabulous region using public transport and active travel. Read More and Request Your Free Books

Did you know?

We host The Swansea Bay Foundation to support our local communities on behalf of our members. The SBF provides funding to groups and good causes that make a difference to people across Swansea, NPT, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Head to the website to find out more about applying for a grant. Or if you’d like to get involved, email hello@swanseabayfoundation.co.uk.

Free Mental Health Awareness Presentation

Mental health awareness is a topic that holds deep significance for Green Hat Consulting. They are genuinely passionate about initiating conversations on this critical subject. As part of commitment they are offering a free Mental Health Awareness Presentation to any Swansea business each month. If your company would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please drop their team an email at hands@greenhat-consulting.co.uk Read More

Did you attend our Green Economy Conference in November?

Our Event Report is now live! Take a peek here. You’ll also want to save the date of Tuesday 19th November 2024 for THIS year’s Green Economy Conference, returning to Swansea Arena, for a day of fantastic conversations and opportunities to connect, with the aim of working together towards a greener future! Book Now

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!

In our recent online monthly meetup all about Young People, with over 50 attendees, there was lots of insightful conversation on what more can be done to benefit and support young people in our region, and the opportunities available. This discussion emphasised the importance of engaging young people in South West Wales and ensuring their active participation within their communities. What would you add? Let us know. Read More

Invitation!

10am to Noon: Thursday 23rd May. To all members of 4theRegion – Lydia Fasham would like to invite you to join her as she goes and meet one of our newest members – Kaylie Bunce from Proud Mary Swansea on Wind Street. Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Green Business Loan Scheme

Whether you’re starting or continuing your business’s decarbonisation journey, the Development Bank of Wales’ Green Business Loan Scheme offers an incentivised funding package to support your business. Apply Now

Staff Recruitment at Swansea Building Society

The Society recognises that its staff are vital to its success. They’re always looking for talented professionals with the determination to help them succeed. From time to time, vacancies may arise in one of their branch offices (Swansea, Mumbles, Carmarthen and Cowbridge) or in one of their Head Office departments (Mortgage Underwriting, HR, Risk & Compliance, IT and Finance). Read More

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in our fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. They celebrate the successes of others around them and support each other professionally and personally. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Careers at Day’s

Whether you are looking to start your career or have a wealth of experience and knowledge in your chosen profession, Day’s Motor Group have a range of full time and part time job opportunities in the car industry to suit most, including Administration, Apprenticeship, Sales Executive and Mechanic roles. Read More

People and Culture Co-ordinator

Cwmpas believes our economy and society should work differently, putting people and planet first. They are a co-operative and a development agency, working for economic and social change. They are looking for people who share their vision and values to join their team.  If you are interested, read on!

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride themselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Do You Want to Be Free to Do What You Want to Do?

How do you keep doing what you do best, hire the perfect applicant and even squeeze in some “me” time? You call Sunny, of course. Read More

Active Vacancies at The CAE

Discover a career where passion meets purpose. The CAE champion an inclusive environment, inviting you to grow, innovate, and make a meaningful impact. Explore their opportunities and become part of a team that’s making an impact in lives and shaping the future. Read More

It’s a kind of magic*

Coastal Housing Group employ almost 300 people across South West Wales and they trust every single one of them to know, and do, their work in the way that gets the best results for residents, the local community and the planet. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, come join #TeamCoastal. *This is an actual quote about Coastal’s workplace culture from an external company that had been working with them quite intensively for a few days. Read More

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. They are proud of their dedicated and talented employees and they work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of their students and the communities they serve. ‘Transforming education, transforming lives’ is their mission. If you would like to join them on this journey and make a difference too, then they would love to hear from you. Read More

Make 2024 the year you put your organisation on a sustainable footing

Do you want to help your organisation create a sustainable future? Improve service levels? Release productivity and financial efficiencies? Meet Net Zero targets? Gain a commercial advantage? Or simply make your corner of Wales a better place to live, work and play? If you answered yes to any of these questions, CEIC’s fully-funded training programme is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Apply Now

Commercial Cleaning Careers

Mrs Buckét are committed to their people and investing in their skills so they can be the best versions of themselves, and of Mrs Buckét. Take a look at their commercial cleaning careers. See their latest vacancies

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Join Andrew Scott

Due to continued growth and renewed capacity at their new HQ in Swansea, Andrew Scott are currently recruiting for the following roles: Social Value Lead/Manager, BREEAM Coordinator, Senior Planner, and Bid Writer – Construction. For more information or to apply for one of these positions, please email your CV to careers@andrewscott.co.uk Read More

4 ways to make your supply chain sustainable

Whether driven by business opportunity, stakeholder pressure, or a desire to do the right thing, more and more businesses are striving to become sustainable. Here the Development Bank of Wales explains this means looking not only at your own operations, but also outside them, at your supply chains. Read More

Job Opportunities and Working at Swansea University

Looking for a new job? Changing role? Interested in what Swansea University can offer you? A warm and welcoming University, they value people for their skills regardless of their background and are proudly named as a top employer in the annual Stonewall Equality Index. They know that people have commitments outside their job, so they provide a working environment that allows employees to achieve the right work/life balance. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Domiciliary Care and Support Services

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit a bid to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of domiciliary care and support services. The Hywel Dda University Health Board may call off goods and services in quantities and at such frequency as it determines appropriate and as such, the approximate Hywel Dda University Health Board contract value has been included within this notice. Read More

Contract for the Milford Way Development Partnership

Swansea Council, as part of its More Homes Strategy, is seeking a development partner to develop two Housing Department owned sites (Milford A and Milford B) for residential use in the Penderry ward in Swansea, as part of the Penderry Regeneration Framework. The Council will retain freehold ownership of a minimum of 40% of the homes on these sites as affordable housing. Read More

Design, Supply and Install of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

CWM Environmental is seeking to procure a turnkey contract for the design, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a material recovery facility (MRF). The plant shall be capable of processing 20,000 tonnes per annum of kerbside collected dry mixed recyclables, and 6,000 tonnes per annum of commercial and industrial recyclables. Read More

Swansea Bay City Deal Digital Infrastructure Programme Better Broadband Infill Project

The Swansea Bay City Deal’s Digital Infrastructure Programme is exploring potential solutions to contract a commercial partner(s) to provide a minimum superfast, ideally ultrafast connection to premises in the Swansea Bay City Region (Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot). Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council seeks contractors to provide cleaning materials, JCB Teletruk (or equivalent) hire, an external insulation cladding and render system, reroofing, window and door renewal, sprinkler system installation, an insulated render system, re-roofing, window and door renewal, renewing rainwater goods, provision of photovoltaic and battery storage system, portable toilets, an 18 tonne GVW medium volume combination gulley tanker, and thin surfacing schemes.

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales seeks suitably qualified contractors to provide training for SAFFA warranted officers, and UXO surveying and risk mitigation services.

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire County Council is seeking to appoint a developer to deliver a residential scheme on land at Carmarthen West, and a development partner/operator for a wellness hotel in Llanelli.

Website Hosting, Support and Maintenance

The site is currently hosted by an external service provider with limited in house resource to ensure that the site remains functional and compliant. Pembrokeshire College requires the successful tenderer to host their website ensuring all sites are kept up to date with system updates and security checks as well as back-ups. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University is looking for suitably qualified contractors to provide occupational health physician services, and recruitment of mock jurors for a research study (TRUE project).

GDCG2324/35. Technical and Digital Elements for Courses for the Education Workforce

The National Centre for Welsh Learning wishes to go to tender for an appropriate service provider to provide technical and digital services for five new courses. The authoring element of these courses will be a further competition for those providers who are already on the Centre’s existing Education Workforce Framework. Read More

Social and Other Specific Services Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is establishing framework agreements for temporary and longer term supported accommodation, temporary managed accommodation and Housing First, and for the provision for Credu training.

New social housing on the site of the former Brondeg House Special School

Swansea Council intends to construct new social housing consisting of flats and houses on the site of the former Brondeg House Special School, St Johns Road, Manselton, Swansea. These contracts are for roofing works, flooring works, internal plastering, screeding works, windows and doors, and the design, supply and installation of timber frame.

Contract for Design and Building Work for Swansea Amphitheatre

Swansea Council plan to refurbish and enhance the Swansea Amphitheatre which is located behind the LC,Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3ST, bringing it back to life, and complementing the other facilities in the area. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

The Future of Rail Innovation – The UK’s first net zero railway

Last month 4theRegion’s Zoe visited the Global Centre of Rail Excellence. The centre will be a purpose built site for world class research, testing and certification of rolling stock, infrastructure and innovative new rail technologies. More about the centre here

Plans to refurbish Pontardawe Arts Centre revealed

The plans to extend the popular Pontardawe Arts Centre will see the the upgrading of facilities at the building which is said to be of “architectural and cultural significance to the area,” with a new 70-seat cinema, alongside improvements to the café and bar, as well as a redesigned ticket office area, and various other cosmetic enhancements. The site is well known as a cultural hub in the Swansea Valley, with its traditional theatre that hosts a range of events. Read More

Investigation works set for city centre development site in Swansea

Early site investigation works are soon taking place as plans to transform the former St David’s Shopping Centre area in Swansea gather pace. The works will be undertaken by regeneration specialist Urban Splash as part of working up proposals for the site in partnership with experienced real estate company Milligan. Urban Splash is Swansea Council’s long-term regeneration partner for a number of sites in the city centre and on the waterfront. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Tidal Turbine Successfully Trialled at Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area

The device is being developed by researchers at Swansea University led by Prof Ian Masters, who said “It is a real privilege to be testing tidal energy in a realistic tidal flow. META has enabled us to take our research out of the lab and into the real world. We have gathered valuable data which we’re going to share with the scientific community, providing the tidal energy community with data needed to move more quickly towards commercial viability.” Read More

Retailers and coffee shop operator wanted for Kingsway development

Retailers are wanted for a number of new units forming part of the 71/72 Kingsway development in Swansea city centre. Several retail units measuring between 500 square feet and 2,500 square feet will be located at street level, fronting onto The Kingsway. Operators are also wanted for a coffee shop inside the building, as well as for a rooftop space. Read More

Investment to Boost Neath Port Talbot’s Digital Connectivity Ambitions

The Swansea Bay City Deal’s Digital Infrastructure Programme is set to transform connectivity in Neath Port Talbot with a significant investment of approximately £505,000, part of the broader £1.7 million initiative spanning the region. The proposed plans are set to bring futureproofing connectivity to 68 public sector assets across the Swansea Bay City Deal region and 401 additional premises, driving economic growth and digital transformation. Read More

Images show how completed Kingsway development will look

With the development now close to completion, here are some images that show how the 71/72 Kingsway scheme will look when it’s up and running. The conceptual images show the outside of the finished development, as well as features like the building’s reception area, rooftop terrace and workspaces. Providing space for around 600 jobs, the 71/72 Kingsway scheme is being developed by Swansea Council and part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal. Read More

Port of Milford Haven Earns Accreditation as a Great Place to Work-Certified Company

As the first Port Authority in Britain to secure this Certification, it is a significant achievement. Tom Sawyer, CEO at the Port of Milford Haven said: “Our team is operating the UK’s leading energy port, and it is of the utmost importance that we do that safely, responsibly and effectively. We’re striving for excellence and aim to provide a world class service to our customers as well as supporting sustainable coastal communities for the prosperity of future generations.” Read More

Improving mobile connectivity in Swansea city centre

An agreement between Swansea Council and Freshwave will see small cell technology installed on street lighting to help boost network capacity during busy times. The small cells also support the potential implementation of other technology to monitor things like smart bins and air pollution. The agreement aligns with the Swansea Bay City Deal Digital Infrastructure Programme’s goal to generate a regional economic boost of £318m in the coming years. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

Inside huge new Japanese restaurant in Swansea city centre

An empty retail unit in a prime location in Swansea city centre has been transformed into a sleek and stylish new Japanese restaurant. Joyato, which business director Alice Yi said means “all-night lights,” is now open to the public and serves a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi, and Japanese grill dishes for a set price. Read More

First look inside the new retro arcade which has opened in Swansea

Martin and Bethany Proctor have launched new business Retro Revolution at High Street Arcade in the city centre. There are hundreds of games across 21 stations, whilst there is also an air hockey table and table football set up. People are being challenged to come along and try and get their name on the scoreboard. In the coming weeks, there are plans to introduce full-sized game machines including Pac-Man, Frogger, Defender and Donkey Kong. Read More

New family-run restaurant serving delicious, authentic Sicilian cuisine in the heart of Swansea

When Tyrone Rees moved to Sicily aged 15 he felt was on a new planet. He now considers himself both Welsh and Italian and looks forward to welcoming new customers to his new Swansea restaurant. He said “We serve a range of authentic Italian and Sicilian dishes. Everything is home-made, we make our Bolognese, all our sauces, it’s all home-made. We’ve got pizza, pasta, risotto and steaks on the menu and it’s all traditional and authentic.” Read More

I tried the tiny but mind-blowing new restaurant hidden down an alleyway in a Welsh village

Carnivore is extremely unassuming from the outside, but this reviewer was blown away by its food and interior. The independent venture in Cwmgwrach, Neath Port Talbot sits in the former home of popular Bistro The Mine. The restaurant started life as a stockroom for the nearby Premier village shop in 2019 until owner Stuart James felt the unit was “wasted space” and wanted to turn it into something magnificent. Read More

Popular Swansea restaurant expands into new venue and serves ‘all you can eat’

The new Nishimura Uplands sports a sleek and stylish, contemporary Japanese design and seats 35 people. It takes its name from owner Frank Nishimura’s surname, which is a common surname in Japan and means “west village”, he said. “You don’t have to go to Japan, you just need to come here!” he joked. “We’ve got Japanese food, Japanese sake, Japanese whisky. Come and try our new restaurant, I’m very, very proud!” Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

New Study to Explore Whether Omega-3 Supplements Can Boost Children’s Brain Development

Swansea University researchers are exploring the influence that omega-3 supplements can have on children’s behaviour, mood, and mental wellbeing, as part of a pioneering study with implications for health and education. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood are essential for proper brain function and development in children. As the body can’t reliably make these, they must be supplied through diet. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Neath Port Talbot’s Coastal Connections Project – Empowering People and Restoring Nature

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Coastal Capacities and Local Places for Nature schemes, Neath Port Talbot Council is announcing its newest project – Coastal Connections! The project is dedicated to connecting Neath Port Talbot’s communities to our local coastline, raising awareness of the amazing habitats and wildlife found on our shores, and inspiring people, groups, and businesses to take action for our seas. Read More

Swansea University Spin-out Bionema Wins King’s Award for Enterprise, for its Greene Way to Tackle Crop Pests

The accolade celebrates Bionema’s groundbreaking NemaTrident, a revolutionary eco-friendly biological solution for crop pest management. As a leader in biocontrol technology, Bionema is committed to reducing the reliance on pesticides and synthetic fertilisers in food production. Read More

Swansea City AFC Teams Up With Gavin Griffiths Group on Innovative Green Waste Recycling Initiative

Swansea City AFC has launched a new initiative with leading Swansea-based recycling firm, Gavin Griffith Group, to recycle grass cuttings from the Swansea.com Stadium, Fairwood Training Ground and Landore Academy. The green waste is being converted into high grade compost that can be reused by end users in the agricultural, gardening and landscaping sectors. Read More

Plan to create floating offshore wind energy hub at port

Driving through the port at Port Talbot you don’t see that many buildings or people. What you see is land – a lot of it – and there are some big ideas to match. Associated British Ports wants  Port Talbot to be at the forefront of a new floating offshore wind industry in Wales. Ideally it would like huge wind turbines, their moorings, and sub-structures manufactured and assembled at the port and then towed out to the Celtic Sea. Read More

Pembrokeshire embraces future with new e-bike scheme

The council has introduced a “pay as you go” e-bike service in Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Goodwick, and Tenby as part of a 12-month trial. The scheme, managed by Zeus Mobility, features the Zip bikes – electrically powered bicycles designed to make cycling less strenuous and more accessible to a broader demographic. Each location will start with 10 e-bikes, with plans to increase the fleet to 50 by summer. Read More

The novel new way of heating key Swansea buildings linked to an exciting development which is now being explored

A district heating network in Swansea using energy from a large data storage centre is set to be explored in detail. The data centre is one component of the £4 billion Blue Eden project. Data centres are facilities which house computing and networking equipment. They generate a lot of heat and consume a lot of electricity, partly to keep the equipment cool. District heating networks send waste heat from industrial buildings along pipes to homes and businesses. Read More

Big step forward for plans for turbines almost as tall as London’s The Shard in Wales

The proposed site which would hold up to 18 turbines, and be named Y Bryn wind-farm, sits on Welsh Government woodland estate managed by Natural Resources Wales – and would fall largely within Neath Port Talbot. The project proposes some of the tallest turbines in the UK, measuring between 206 to 230 metres, and up to 250 metres to tip, along with turbine foundations, external transformer housings, a control building, and battery/energy storage facility. Read More

Pembroke Power Station hydrogen fuel production hopes rise

A public consultation on plans to develop a green hydrogen production facility next to Pembroke Power Station has been launched. RWE Pembroke Green Hydrogen will facilitate the generation of green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is produced from water, using energy obtained from renewable sources. The hydrogen can then be used to decarbonise local industrial activities in South Wales, by displacing their current fossil fuel usage. Read More

Project aims to get organic Welsh vegetables into primary school meals

Working with partners that include Castell Howell, Farming Connect Horticulture as well as a host of enthusiastic growers, the Welsh Veg in Schools project from Food Sense Wales is helping to get more locally produced organic vegetables into school lunches. Welsh Veg in Schools is about redesigning supply chains to make them fairer and more resilient. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Explore West Wales

Enjoy unlimited travel in West Wales between Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Fishguard with the Transport for Wales Explore West Wales Day ticket. Buy tickets

Swansea Pride 2024: Parade time, road closures, events and everything you need to know

It’s time to get your glad rags on as one of Swansea’s most beloved festivals returns: Swansea Pride. Shops, salons and bars across the city will be decorated with flags and bright colours throughout the week, whilst hundreds of people are set to wear rainbow-coloured outfits and accessories as they walk along city centre streets as part of the festival’s Pride parade on Saturday, May 18. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s events

Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival returns this summer

A street food festival showcasing dishes from 25 different international caterers will be back in a Pembrokeshire seaside town this summer. The Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival returns to Tenby’s Saltern’s car park on the weekend of June 7-9. There will also be craft beer, fresh cocktails and soft drinks, market stalls and top-tier live entertainment on the brand-new stage as well as plenty of tables and seating areas. Read More

EDUCATION

Swansea Welcomes University Leaders From Across Europe to Major International Conference

University leaders from countries across Europe gathered in Swansea on 11-12 April for the annual conference of the European University Association. Swansea University hosted the event, which saw around 300 delegates discuss the challenges facing the sector in their respective nations and across Europe as a whole. The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 870 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 49 countries. Read More

10 A level students from one Welsh college get offers from Oxford and Cambridge

Two of the pupils from Gower College Swansea already have their A levels and have confirmed places at Oxford and Cambridge this in September. Eight others have offers if they get the A level grades they need this summer. Gower College said its 10 students came from eight different secondary schools in Swansea. All have places to read different subjects including medicine, veterinary science, education and Anglo Saxon. Read More

Leading Business leader appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor at UWTSD

Dr Debra Williams, one of the UK’s leading business leaders, has been appointed to the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Commercial and Business Relations, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). Dr Williams’ role will be to develop and lead the University’s commercial and business relations agenda and to provide strategic leadership in the development of regional, national, and international partnerships. Read More

Gower College Swansea Launches Campaign to Support Students During Exams and Assessments

Gower College Swansea has launched the Just BREATHE campaign to help students reduce stress and manage any anxiety they may have during the upcoming exam and assessment period. With students coming to the end of their studies, many feel under pressure to secure the required grades to get into college, university, or progress into the world of work. Read More

3D printing in schools

Project SIARC aims to inspire the future generation to safeguard the marine environment, by providing a range of interactive sessions with schoolchildren aged between 7 – 13. They are working with schools around Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries SAC to train in 3D printing technology and allow students to design and create 3D model exhibits of our flagship species, which will showcased at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on June 10th. Read SIARC’s 2023 report

UPCOMING EVENTS

Swansea Law Clinic – Student Adviser Appointments
Every Monday Morning (Term-time Only)
Swansea University or Online
Book Here

Make It Monday!
Every Monday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
Every Day Until 5 June 10:00 – 18:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Chai & Chat
Every Monday 12:30 14:30
Multicultural Hub, Swansea Grand Theatre
Hosted by Race Council Cymru
No Need to Register

Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Daily Flying Display at the British Bird of Prey Centre
Every Day 14:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Kung Fu Wales (Little Dragons)
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

VIP Class Acts
Every Monday 17:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Queertawe Movement Workshop
Every Monday 17:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Every Monday 18:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Kung Fu Wales
Every Monday 18:30 – 20:15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

The Arts Society West Wales: Drawn from Life: The Extraordinary Art and Life of Augustus John
14 May
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Basic Digital Skills (Learn My Way)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Business Growth & Innovation Forum – Carmarthenshire
14 May 09:15 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Hosted by CEMET, Agor Innovations, Aim High Busnes and CEIC
Book Here

Pembrokeshire Local Food Partnership
14 May 10:00 – 12:30
St David’s
Hosted by PLANED
Email bwydfood@planed.org.uk to attend

Step into Spring
14 May 10:00 – 13:00
The Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
To book your free place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk

Candle Making Course
14 May 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Voter registration
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Hidden Stories / Digitising resources
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Tech Tuesdays
14 & 21 May 13:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Music Workshop: Introduction to Music Production
14 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Support for communities in research and evaluation – the role of HEIs
14 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Brewtime Men’s Club – Men’s Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

DCW webinar – A beginner’s guide to embracing artificial intelligence (AI)
15 May 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Delivered by Cwmpas
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
15 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Kitchen Cosmetics Course
15 May 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Smart Energy
Every Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Swansea Law Clinic – 30 Minute Initial Advice Appointments
Every Wednesday Afternoon
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
Book Here

Ladies Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Other Wednesaday 12:00 – 13:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

But what do I say? Creating effective marketing content (for beginners)
15 May 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

CEIC Lunch & Learn
15 May 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
Book Here

Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Campaigning and a History of Protest in Wales
15 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Games Night @ HQ
15 May 17:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Life Drawing at elysium
15 May 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

The Admirable Crichton
15 May 19:00
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Presented by UWTSD Students
Email s.atkinson@uwtsd.ac.uk to attend

Visit Pembrokeshire Tourism Summit
16 May 10:00 – 15:30
Rhosygilwen
Book Here

Storenet/NiteNet radio Drop in with MRS Communications
16 May 11:00 – 18:00
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Walking for Wellbeing
Every Thursday 12:00
Sea wall opposite The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Thursday 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Wales Virtual Networking
16 May 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Industry Open Afternoon
16 May 15:00 – 17:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Narberth Youth Theatre
Every Thursday 17:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Legal Apprenticeship Drop-in Session
16 May 17:30 – 19:30
JCP Solicitors Head Office, Swansea Enterprise Park
More Details

The Silly Cabaret “Its Giving Pride”
16 May 18:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Dance Class
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

The Queens Hall Food & Craft Market
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Historic Rail
17 May 11:00 – 13:00
Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust
Hosted by South West Wales Connected
Email eve@southwestwales.co to attend

Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Game Design
17 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
Book Here

Swansea College of Art Summer Degree Show 2024
Opening Night: 17 May 18:00 – 21:00
Shows Open: 18 May – 8 June 10:00 – 16:00
Various Locations
More Details

The Admirable Crichton
17 May 19:00
Y Stiwdio Fach, Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Presented by UWTSD Students
Email s.atkinson@uwtsd.ac.uk to attend

Leo’s Diner: Pre-Pride Brunch
18 May 09:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
18 May – 5 June 10:00 – 18:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Repair Cafe
18 May 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
18 May 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Museum Corner @ Swansea PRIDE
18 May 12:00 – 17:00
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Hosted by the National Waterfront Museum
More Details

Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Creedence Clearwater Review
18 May 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

PYNK Pride Party 2024
18 May 20:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

ASMR Massage Therapy
Every Sunday 08:30 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Mini PRIDE
19 May 12:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Carmarthen Symphonic Band
19 May 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Local Food from Community Gardens – Getting Started
20 May 10:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Influential speakers – importance of the Welsh language in the EYCC sector
20 May 18:30 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Beyond Barriers: Empowering Business Startups
21 May 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Hosted by The CAE
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Drumming
21 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Metsaema + Dark And Twisties + James Morgan + Caleb Morris
21 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Bruce Dickinson
21 May 19:00
Swansea Arena
Book Here

International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC) Conference 2024
22 – 24 May
Richard Price Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Life Drawing at elysium
22 May 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Heritage Landscape Tour
23 May 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Understanding Autism Workshop
23 May 12:00 – 14:00
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Rent
23 May 14:30 & 19:30
The Patti Pavilion, Swansea
Performed by Level 4 Production, Gower College Swansea
Book Here

The Originals Only Open Mic
23 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
24 May 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

3D Design Workshop
24 May 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
24 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Film
24 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

PRIDE Paint Along
24 May 19:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Small Miracles + Rainyday Rainbow + Truly Kaput & The Midnight Tremblers
24 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Mischievous Cow
25 May
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

EFT Tapping and Poetry Therapy Workshop
25 May 10:00 – 14:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

W. Y. Adams Colloquium. Sudan: Past and Present 2024
25 May 10:00 – 21:00
Egypt Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Monthly Family Mindfulness
25 May 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Sashiko Sewing Session
25 May 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Homeopathy for Mother and Baby
25 May 13:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Keep on Kicking – A Birthday Party for Anne, Diane & Richard
25 May 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Ultimate Dinosaurs
26 May 13:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Across the Dragon’s Back – with Prof Ben Garrod
26 May 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Climate Change and Local Food Production
27 May 10:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
28 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

EYCC manager training session
29 May 10:00 – 11:10
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
29 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Graffiti Art Workshops
29 May 10:30 & 14:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

CEIC Lunch & Learn
29 May 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
Book Here

Talisman Poetry Open Mic
29 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
29 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
Book Here

Summer Celebration
30 May 12:00 – 18:00
Ffos Las Racecourse
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
Book Here

Wales Virtual Networking
30 May 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

TangleJack Album Launch: ‘The Ragged Edge’ plus special guest Sarah Passmore
30 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Swansea Area Business Networking
31 May 09:00 – 11:45
Towers Hotel & Spa, Swansea
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to 3D
31 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Record Fair
1 June
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Cycle Jumble @ Gower College Swansea
1 June 07:00 – 13:00
Gower College Swansea Sports Centre
Book Here

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
1 June 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Get To Know Your Sewing Machine
1 June 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Sea Glass Workshop
1 June 13:30 – 16:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Cbeebies Prom
1 June 15:00
Swansea Arena
Book Here

Rediscover Your Innate Resilience
Six Week Course Every Monday from 3 June 11:00 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

The Benefits of Recruiting and Retaining Disabled Staff
3 June 14:00 – 15:30
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Accelerator – 12-week programme
Starts 4 June 10:00 – 12:30
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Business Funding Drop In
4 June 10:00 – 14:00
Drop In Session with the Development Bank of Wales and Swansea Council
Swansea BID Office
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
4 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Tycoch – Apprenticeship Open Event
5 June 15:30 – 19:30
Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus
Book Here

Life Drawing at elysium
5 June 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday for Five Weeks from 6 June 10:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
6 June 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Queens Hall Comedy Club
6 June 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Rogues’ Gallery Comedy Club w/ Rachel Fairburn + The Death Hilarious + more
6 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
7 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
Book Here

Vain + Zed Motel + Eaten By Lions + Red Red Red
7 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Open Mic Night
7 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Swansea SA1 Open Day
8 June 09:30 – 14:30
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

Swansea SA1 PGCE Open Day
8 June 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

Mending Sewcial
8 June 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Book Here

Gŵyl Tawe
8 June 11:00 – 19:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Doom Over Swansea: Pantheïst, My Silent Wake and Support
8 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Strong Enough – Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher
8 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Project SIARC 3D printing design showcase
10 June
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More details to follow

Understanding Addiction
Five Week Course Every Monday from 10 June 17:30 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Introduction to Leadership & Management
14 June 09:00 – 12:00
School of Management, Swansea University Bay Campus
Book Here

Navigating Uncertainty: A Guide to Risk Management for Charities
19 June 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by Bevan Buckland
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

MathEd Cymru
29 June 09:30 – 16:00
Pembrokeshire College
Book Here

July Lunch
5 July 12:15 – 16:00
Swansea.com Stadium
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
Book Here

It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

Industry Open Afternoon
18 July 15:00 – 17:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
Book Here

It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

April Monthly Meetup – Young People!

April Monthly Meetup – Young People!

PROJECTS  > APRIL 2024 MONTHLY MEETUP

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!

Creative Monthly Meetup

What are the opportunities for young people in South West Wales?

This discussion emphasised the importance of engaging young people in South West Wales and ensuring their active participation within their communities. There was a strong focus on involving them directly in decision-making, and ensuring that young people are well-informed about available opportunities, from apprenticeships to outdoor learning to life coaching!

Hear from numerous regional organisations about their projects and initiatives for and with young people.  As usual, collaboration across different sectors is essential to create more inclusive opportunities and make young people feel valued, connected and supported to thrive in South West Wales.

Full Meeting Recording

Meeting Highlights & Notes

Colleagues from across our region share their updates and announcements as part of a co-created celebration of the array of opportunities for young people in South West Wales!

James Dovey from the Battle Arcade Project, Llanelli – Engages young people in building arcade machines and learning to use CNC machines, exposing them to new technologies and ways of working.

Zubs Iftikhar from YMCA, Swansea – Offers a comprehensive range of projects supporting young people: 5-day open access Youth Service drop-in; LGBTQ youth group available on Tuesdays; YTalent music project; Young Carers Service for individuals up to age 25 – and so much more.  Keen to work with local organisations to support young people.  If anyone would like any further information please get in touch Zubs@ymcaswansea.org.uk

Ffion from Working Options – Recently expanded into Wales, focusing on employability and life skills for ages 12-19.  Provides industry insights and skill sessions, emphasising transferable skills.  https://workingoptions.org.uk/  ffion@workingoptions.org.uk ! Please feel free to reach out as we begin to expand into Wales to inspire and support the next generation.

Ruth Robinson from SCVS – For those that are working with volunteers aged 14-25 in Swansea we have a Youth Bank Grant available. This up to £1,000 to support youth led ideas. For more information Ii can be contacted at ruth_robinson@scvs.org.uk

Alex from Pembrokeshire County Council Business Support Team – Organising a 2-day boot camp for young people’s business start-ups, covering branding, marketing, and social media for individuals aged 16 and above.

Ruth from Selva Coaching – A new social enterprise aimed at coaching young people in their 20s on identity, life goals, and core values.  If you have a person in their 20s in your life who is feeling lost and not sure what to do next please send them my direction as I can offer them some free 1:1 coaching as part of my pilot project.

James Morgan from Swansea Arena – Developing new projects including setting up a music tech academy to offer students real-world, hands-on experience.  The creative sector is growing, and the arena wants to platform and promote local musicians and artists.  jamesmorgan@theambassadors.com

Keith Harries from Coleg Sir Gar – Currently offering free numeracy training for people aged 19+ through the Mulyiply project. Details are available on the college website.

Tom Moses, CWBR Youth, PLANED – Highlighted the importance of showcasing positive things to young people and discussed how to amplify these initiatives.  Focuses on connecting young people with town councils and has been successful in integrating them into decision-making processes.  Announced a new project bid for a regional project to connect young people with elective representatives and community project leaders to enhance youth voice.  Looking for collaborators for this initiative. To share the learnings from the Cwbr Youth project – online event Tuesday 23rd 7pm tom.moses@planed.org.uk

Rhys Harries from Inspiring Skills – Skills Competition Wales, which provides vocational competitions for young people to showcase their skills.  Winners get the opportunity to progress to UK and World Skills competitions.  Emphasises nurturing mindset skills as well as vocational skills, with support from colleges.

Claire Reid, Gower College Swansea – Fantastic opportunities being shared here. It would be great to collaborate to support our 4,500 full time and 10,000 part time learners across the Swansea area and beyond. As Enterprise Champion I am passionate in supporting students across all learning areas and at all levels of study. Please do get in touch. claire.reid@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk

Will Evans, founder of Will’s Petting Farm, Swansea – Will is a young entrepreneur;  Excited about working with schools and children to show the lifecycle of a chick, helping connect children with nature and animal care.  will@willspettingfarm.co.uk

Sue Poole from Young Dragons – Focused on promoting opportunities in the construction sector across the region, to primary age children, with special attention to introducing careers to females in construction.  Collaborates with various construction companies through the City Deal, Cyfle, and Raven Delta Group.  www.young-dragons.co.uk

Andrew Veevers from Mosaic Professional Development – Discusses the gap between teaching and professional development, promoting experiential learning as a new way to engage with professional development.  CMI highlighted that 82% of managers lack formal training; his approach is proactive in helping people develop necessary skills.

Ian Howells from ACO Training – Offers apprenticeships in Business Admin and Accounting to young people.

Jessica Davies – DVLA – Runs DVLA’s Employability Skills programme, offering free skills sessions within Swansea, NPT, and Llanelli.  Facilitates mock interviews and provides CV tips (general and Civil Service-specific), also demystifying the Civil Service to make it more accessible to those without degrees.

Lucy Cummings from PLANED – Acts as a catalyst for care-focused micro-enterprises in Carmarthenshire.  Provides one-to-one support for setting up and expanding micro-enterprises in the care sector.  Also facilitates a network group for social workers and health board staff.

Saadia Abubaker, founder of Saadia Speaks – Runs a youth empowerment platform aimed at inspiring, uplifting, and empowering young people, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds.  https://www.saadiaspeaks.com/

Tasmin Lee Peckham from Educ8 Training Group – Offers apprenticeships through the Welsh Government, working directly with employers to recruit apprentices from school and provide accredited qualifications.  Apprenticeships fully funded in Wales for both existing and new staff – TasminP@educ8training.co.uk

Geraint Turner, Swansea MAD – There are a series of webinars and workshops with young people in May-June being run by youth organisations across Wales.

Ashley Davies from Canolfan Gwili – New venue available for all kinds of events, centremanager@llanedi.org.uk

Caroline from Swansea College of Art (UWTSD) – Graduate Summer Show is on Friday 17th May 6-9pm Alex and Dynevor Campus. Please come and join us to celebrate the wonderful creative students we have.

Lynette Anthony, Cyfle Building Skills – Shared Apprenticeships and Work Experience in Construction.  www.cyflebuilding.co.uk   lynette.anthony@colegsirgar.ac.uk 

Final Notes

  • In the chat, participants asked whether there has been any thought to have a regional conference around young people – all the organisations that work with them coming together and showcasing success stories.
  • If any of these new connections turn into collaborations then please reach out to us at 4theRegion and let us know – these are good news stories that we would love to share!  lydia@4theregion.org.uk 
  • Participants are encouraged to promote and apply FGA ways of working and goals across their projects.
  • Open invitation for collaboration among partners on various initiatives to further enhance opportunities for young people in the region.

Coming Up in May 2024:

April Regional Round-Up 2024

April Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership

We had a wonderful day at Glantawe Riverside Park’s Community Garden. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the community garden, a composting workshop, delicious homemade soup, and exchanged knowledge, tips and insight into other local community gardens with fellow growers, as part of the NPT Food Partnership. Read more about the Partnership

It’s Your Swansea

Last month we hosted our It’s Your Swansea Conference. Let’s have a look back on an incredible day showcasing everything that’s great about Swansea and hearing from some of the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.

Come along with Lydia from 4theRegion to meet some of our members 

Having recently opened their first office in the region, it was the perfect opportunity to find out more about Howden Insurance and why they’ve chosen to become a 4theRegion member! Lydia also visited longstanding member Village Hotel Club Swansea to see how they’ve put their stamp on their local branch with community involvement, regional employment, procurement, and efforts to be more sustainable. Take a look and why not consider joining us as Members too.

South West Wales Without A Car

Co-created with regional partners, this sustainable tourism guide features amazing regional destinations, together with travel information, encouraging more people to visit and explore South West Wales – without a car! Published in March 2024, we are now distributing this book with the support of GWR, TFW and tourism partners within the region.  Can you help us get this into people’s hands?  Would you like to receive a box of these sustainable tourism guidebooks? Click Here

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

What is equity investment?

Equity financing is raising capital from investors taking a stake in your business for cash. Unlike taking a loan there are no monthly repayments required. It can be used across the business lifecycle. It can provide seed finance to tech start-ups, growth capital for established businesses, and support management teams when buying a business. It is a versatile type of finance that can be used alongside loans. Find out more in this blog from the Development Bank of Wales

Freelance Community Projects + Networking Officer 

The Queens Hall Narberth is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Wales-based freelancer to co-create a series of subsidised, volunteer-led arts and wellbeing activities and events with local community members. For the full project brief, email info@thequeenshall.org.uk 

Cwtsh Hostel Are Hiring!

Cwtsh Hostel is Wales’ leading Hostel/Hotel. Situated in the heart of Swansea City Centre. A thriving hub for tourism, promoting all the wonderful things to do in Swansea and the surrounding areas. Applicants must have a fun-loving personality and be eager to engage with customers. Applicants will be responsible for the running of the hostel overnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have hostelling and travel experience. Please apply here.

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in their fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. All of their current vacancies will be listed here. They welcome any speculative applications.

Swansea University seeks volunteers to enhance healthcare education

Swansea University’s Public and Patient Involvement service is looking to recruit new Health Volunteers to help the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science produce the highest quality education for our future healthcare professionals. The Public and Patient Involvement service is made up of a group of Health Volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds. Find out more

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride themselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Natural Resources Wales are recruiting!

Natural Resources Wales have a number of exciting opportunities between May and September for people to come and join their environmental monitoring teams across Wales and assist with their monitoring programmes this summer. Send your CV to debra.Davies@pertemps.co.uk 

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. They are proud of their dedicated and talented employees and they work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of their students and the communities they serve. ‘Transforming education, transforming lives’ is their mission. If you would like to join them on this journey and make a difference too, then they would love to hear from you. Read More

Audit/Accounts Opportunities – Experienced Practice Accountants

If you have 2+ years of audit and/or accounts experience, Bevan Buckland have the perfect opportunity and benefits package for you! As their team is at the core of their continuous growth and success, they offer great benefits to support their employees, including flexible working, fantastic study support packages, and ongoing access to growth and development opportunities beyond qualifying. Read More

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Join CWM Environmental

Looking for a new job in Carmarthenshire and want to develop your career in a way that has a positive impact on the environment? Join CWM Environmental! They’re West Wales’ waste recycling and circular economy experts and have been working to make Carmarthenshire more sustainable for the last 30 years. Read what their team have to say and check out their latest vacancies here.

Job Opportunities and Working at Swansea University

Looking for a new job? Changing role? Interested in what Swansea University can offer you? A warm and welcoming University, they value people for their skills regardless of their background and are proudly named as a top employer in the annual Stonewall Equality Index. They know that people have commitments outside their job, so they provide a working environment that allows employees to achieve the right work/life balance. Read More

Careers at Day’s

Whether you are looking to start your career or have a wealth of experience and knowledge in your chosen profession, Day’s Motor Group have a range of full time and part time job opportunities in the car industry to suit most, including Administration, Apprenticeship, Sales Executive and Mechanic roles. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Careers at Castell Howell Foods Ltd

Established in 1988, Castell Howell now have over 650 employees and are one of the biggest employers in Carmarthenshire. From their HQ in Cross Hands and satellite depots in Porthmadog, St Martin’s, Hirwaun and Avonmouth, they deliver to both public and private sectors throughout Wales, the Border Counties and South West England. They pride themselves on being a Disability Confident Supplier. Read More

Effective cashflow management

Cash is the essential lifeblood of any business. SME Finance Partners approached the Development Bank of Wales, who them supported with a loan of £200,000, giving the business the breathing space to implement their plans. Chris Thomas, Finance Director at SME Finance Partners, gives his top tips on how businesses can effectively manage cash flow. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a wayfinding signature artwork in Haverfordwest Town Centre, heritage skills training, and domiciliary care and support services.

Laboratory Services Waste Sampling and Analysis Framework Agreement

Natural Resources Wales is looking to conduct pre-tender market engagement between 8th April and 13th April with contractors interested in providing laboratory analysis of solid and / or liquid waste samples. Read More

Community Based Services

This contract from Carmarthenshire Council is for community based services for individuals (including children services) with a learning disability, mental health, autism, substance misuse, ARBD, ABI, and complex needs and behaviours. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University wishes to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a payment gateway and e-store, and IP management software.

Control Room Simulation Software

Pembrokeshire College is looking for a software provider for a simulation control room software system. The software should enable learners to be trained as control room operators in the following sections; floating offshore wind, hydrogen plant, solar PV, wave / tidal / hydro, power stations, oil, gas (LNG), and food and drink controls. Read More

Contract Notices for Neath Port Talbot Council

The Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a project management and interpretive design consultancy service to deliver the Richard Burton Trails Project, and supply and install of bus shelters (including dismantling and disposal).

Substance Misuse Service (Integrated Children and Young People and Adult Services)

Dyfed Area Planning Board (APB) is preparing to tender for Dyfed Tier 2 Substance Misuse Service in the Hywel Dda University Health Board region. As part of the development of the specification for this service, Pembrokeshire Council are holding a virtual Engagement Event on 30th April for potential providers of this service. Read More

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is looking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to support their statutory and advisory roles in the planning application and development plan processes, and collect hazardous waste.

Swansea Bay City Deal – Digital Infrastructure Programme Dark Fibre Phase 2

SBCD Digital Infrastructure Programme is seeking to procure the design, build, operation and maintenance of a new dark fibre network linking key public sector assets across Carmarthenshire. This network will enhance connectivity to the included public sector sites, expanding the footprint of any existing public sector owned dark fibre network as well as providing a wider footprint. Market engagement sessions will be held on 17th, 22nd and 23rd April. Read More

Service & Maintenance of Intruder Alarms

This contract is for the servicing and maintenance of the intruder alarm systems currently installed across all of Gower College Swansea campuses. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council wishes to appoint contractors to provide furniture, windows, tarmacadam and aggregates, LoRaWAN and general IoT support and consultancy, roofing works, a prevention and early intervention service for people with vision impairment, external insulation cladding, render system, reroofing and window renewal, housing related support for people experiencing homelessness, heavy catering canteen equipment, and portable and VIP toilets.

UWTSD2324/209. Supply and Installation of Solar Panels

UWTSD wishes to appoint a contractor to provide a solar panel solution at the IQ Building in Swansea, and at Yr Egin Building in Carmarthen. As part of the solution it will be the responsibility of the contractor to determine the number and size of the PV modules and electrical configuration for each individual campus, since this will depend on roof geometry and other building services factors and the requirements of the District Network Operator (DNO). Read More

Contract for the Milford Way Development Partnership

Swansea Council, as part of its More Homes Strategy, is seeking a development partner to develop two Housing Department owned sites (Milford A and Milford B) for residential use in the Penderry ward in Swansea, as part of the Penderry Regeneration Framework. The Council will retain freehold ownership of a minimum of 40% of the homes on these sites as affordable housing. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

The £100m plan to transform Swansea’s High Street area

Swansea Council said the investment aimed to make the street better for businesses, people living there and visitors to the city. It said the work would build on other big projects that have already been done on High Street in recent years. These include the first part of Coastal Housing’s Urban Village development and upgrades around Swansea Railway Station. Read More

Plans revealed to build new hotel in Swansea city centre

Some of the world’s leading hotel developers and operators are being encouraged to invest in Swansea. The council is marketing an opportunity for a hotel operator to build and run a new hotel on land between Swansea Arena and the LC. It follows an expert study that identified the need for three new hotels in the city. If the plan goes ahead, the hotel would include a minimum of 120 bedrooms. Read More

The huge new building already forever changing Swansea’s skyline

The vision of Hacer Developments to create a 12-storey ‘living building’ joined onto the former Woolworths store in Oxford Street is coming to fruition. It will provide an educational facility, residential apartments, shops, offices, and a courtyard and will be green-minded with a bio-diverse look featuring living – or biophilic – walls and roofs along with rooftop solar panels, battery storage, and gardens. Read more about this and the other projects transforming the city centre.

Andrew Scott completes employment site

Andrew Scott Ltd has successfully completed the construction of the Cross Hands East SES, a low carbon project for Carmarthenshire County Council, Welsh Government and supported by the Active Building Centre. The project consists of three buildings containing a 38,000sqft mix of offices, together with small and light industrial units. Read More

Historic building to be turned into affordable housing

A historic building dating back to the 1800s is set to be turned it into apartments. The Ty Mawr building in Pontardawe is believed to be the only remaining structure from the former tinplate works in the village. The building on Ynysderw Road, will be refurbished for use as affordable housing as part of the development led by local housing association Pobl, alongside TAD Builders Ltd. Read More

First look at historic Swansea building as covers come off for first time in two years

The wraps are starting to come off an historic Swansea building that’s being saved for future generations. The 138-year-old Palace Theatre building has been wrapped in protective covers for more than two years as the council continues to sensitively restore the structure. A restored entrance door is now visible along with glimpses of expertly refreshed stonework through the tall scaffolding that’ll come down in the coming weeks. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

New video shows city development nearing completion

The 71/72 Kingsway development is being part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal, with Bouygues UK leading on its construction. It will also benefit from cutting-edge digital connectivity. Once construction is finished, it will offer a flexible, state-of the-art work environment for businesses that provides space for 600 jobs in sectors like tech and digital. When up and running, it will be worth £32.6m a year to Swansea’s economy. Read More

Broadband help at hand in Swansea

Swansea communities and businesses looking to access better broadband can access support. A broadband engagement officer, funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal, is now in place at Swansea Council to give information on available options including broadband voucher schemes. The work forms part of the City Deal’s £175m digital infrastructure programme which aims to help achieve better broadband for everyone throughout South West Wales. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

The people making a living in Swansea city centre’s coolest street

We’re proud to be alongside some wonderful businesses situated on High Street, who work so hard to help it flourish. Now dubbed ‘Swansea city centre’s coolest street’, meet the faces of the city’s creative hub. Have a read

Abandoned skyscraper restaurant with unrivalled views set to be brought back to life

The Grape and Olive, located on the top floor of Wales’s tallest residential building, the Meridian Tower in Swansea, is set to welcome back customers in May. Phil Lake, from Meridian Quay Ltd, explained “Brains surrendered the lease…and the restaurant is now available to anyone who is interested in taking over. It’s been empty for a year, which is crazy, because there is no view like it anywhere – probably in the UK. People love it and Swansea needs it.” Read More

New 150-cover bar and restaurant opens

On The Rocks is a 150-cover bar and restaurant with a 20-metre long dining terrace overlooking Swansea Bay. The £1m investment has been part-funded by a £470,000 loan from the Development Bank and a grant of £116,000 from Visit Wales. On the Rocks, located in the former rowing club, employs ten full-time and up to 40 part-time staff. It is the latest project by brothers Fred and Bert Bollom, who also own Mumbles Pier amusement arcade and Copperfish Bar. Read More

‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’ as historic pub goes up for sale after five decades in same family

The Dolphin Inn in Llanrhidian has been in the same family for 53 years, but has now gone up for sale for £500,000. It has full approved planning to create four en-suite bed and breakfast rooms, two camping pods to the rear, a coffee shop with a takeaway service, whilst retaining the much-loved bar area. Estate agent Dawsons, who are marketing the pub, said “This 18th century pub is one of the oldest public houses situated in Gower and has endless stories to tell.” Read More

First look inside the the 100% plant-based cafe which has opened in Swansea

Take a look inside a new restaurant in Swansea which has opened up with a menu which is 100% plant based. Harriet Eveleigh and Gavin Everett have taken over the running of No 18 Vegan Cafe Bar along Brynymor Road in Brynmill. Harriet Eveleigh said: “The response has been brilliant so far and people have really been enjoying our coffee and food, especially our Reuben sandwiches and breakfasts. We want to use as many local suppliers as possible.” Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Swansea University’s Oriel Science Celebrates Innovative Joint Social Prescribing Project

Oriel Science, Swansea University’s pioneering public exhibition centre, has been helping brain injury patients undergoing rehabilitation to improve their health and wellbeing through its first Social Prescribing project. The ten-week project, a collaboration with Swansea Bay UHB’s Regional Neuropsychology and Community Brain Injury Service, invited patients to several interactive sessions, from stimulating talks and creative activities to hands-on experiments. Read More

The city leisure centre that now has a swanky new look and its own sports barn after a huge investment

A Swansea leisure centre has been totally revamped with a £7.5 million investment. Cefn Hengoed Community School and Leisure Centre, operated by Freedom Leisure, has benefitted from a new indoor sports barn with 3G pitch suitable for a variety of sports. It also has a brand new gym with all new equipment, a new fitness studio with big screen, sound system and rainbow lighting, new changing rooms and a new reception area with café. Read More

Charity opens first multibank in Wales that will support 40,000 families in poverty this year

Cwtch Mawr is the third multibank in the UK. Cherrie Bija, chief executive of Faith in Families, said: “When people come together to support each other we all will have a better life. This big Welsh Hug can be transformational for Swansea and South Wales. From gifting children with brand-new football boots so that they can take part in their school team, to maternity packs for new Mums so they can have dignity going into hospital, these things really matter.” Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Major boost for plans to create huge floating energy project in Port Talbot

Port Talbot could be transformed over the coming years into a location for the manufacturing and assembly of floating off-shore wind components for projects in the Celtic Sea, which could create as many as 10,000 jobs. It has the opportunity to create a “world-class manufacturing and supply chain hub in Port Talbot”, along with opportunities for wider green energy and industrial activity that could act as a catalyst for economic regeneration in South Wales. Read More

City Centre Business Goes Green With Solar Power

Ninety six solar panels have been installed on the rooftop of Cwtsh Hostel on Castle Street, helping the business cut its carbon footprint and save money on its energy bills. Since the panels went operational at the end of January, they’ve already generated over 1.2MW of green electricity. Cwtsh Hostel has also bought a high-tech battery to store the power generated, meaning they can sell excess energy to the grid and reinvest profits back into the business. Read More

Jet fuel facility plans approved in jobs boost for Port Talbot

Project Dragon will see the creation of a sustainable aviation fuel production facility based in Port Talbot. Once completed, developers say it could produce as much as 100 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel per year, by using an alcohol-to-jet facility to turn sustainably sourced ethanol into aviation fuel. It could also create over 150 full-time jobs in the area, including 85 jobs on the site, along with more business generated further down the supply chain.  Read More

Welsh Government’s £750,000 tidal lagoon challenge winners announced

The marine energy sector in Wales has moved on a step following the announcement of three successful applicants for tidal lagoon research projects. One of the winners, Swansea University project Director Dr David Clarke said “This is great news, the funding will support migration studies looking at movements of acoustically tagged Atlantic salmon, sea trout and twaite shad, enabling us to understand the risks of marine renewables to these species.” Read More

New solar farm to power 2,500 Pembrokeshire homes approved

The nine-megawatt solar farm at West Farm, Cosheston, near Pembroke Dock would contribute about 9,337,000 KWh of renewable electricity to the local area, which will typically produce enough green electricity a year to power about 2,500 homes. The proposed development is for a temporary 40-year timescale and will be fully reinstated at the end of its operational life. There will be no loss of agricultural land. Read More

Swansea renewable energy scheme to power thousands of homes

Proposals have been unveiled to develop a new renewable energy scheme in Swansea which will power up to 11,500 homes in South Wales each year. The plans for Parc Solar Caenewydd (PSC) in Gowerton, Swansea will support the continued operation of Penyfodau Fawr Farm and its popular farm shop.  They will give locals the opportunity to have a stake through a commitment to shared community ownership. Read More

Bouygues UK puts biodiversity and carbon reduction at forefront of Pentre Awel Project

Biodiversity at Pentre Awel is expected to increase by 137% thanks to the work of the scheme’s building contractor Bouygues UK, who have put carbon reduction, sustainability and the environment at the heart of everything it is doing. This has also resulted in a 18.4% reduction in carbon savings. Pentre Awel will bring together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and modern leisure facilities on 83-acres of land on the Llanelli coastline. Read More

Swansea University Supports Innovative Climate Change Education Programme

Swansea University has played a key role in helping Swansea become the first UK city to introduce ‘liquid trees’ to every primary school, educating pupils on climate change and creating a healthier learning environment. Funded and supported by Swansea Building Society as part of its commitment to social value and climate change education, Our Classroom Climate is designed to help students understand the science of climate change. Read More

Extra funding to explore floating offshore wind potential

Tom Sawyer, chief executive at the Port of Milford Haven, said: “This welcome support from Welsh Government will help the Port of Milford Haven in its mission to make sure Pembrokeshire remains in the driving seat of the energy transition. Offshore renewable energy offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring sustainable economic growth and rewarding careers for our current and future generations.” Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

The Welsh location named one of the UK’s cheapest and most popular staycation trips

Swansea has been named one of the UK’s most popular and affordable staycation spot for this spring. The city beat other popular destinations like Poole and Weymouth. With an average of 27,100 Google searches each month and a whopping 622.4 million hashtag views on TikTok, Swansea came out on top. The study, carried out by credit card company Aqua, also found that Swansea had an average hotel price of £110.96 per night. Read More

JOPOFEST 2024: The 2-day festival at a stunning Welsh castle you can now buy tickets for

A beautiful Welsh castle will be the backdrop to a vibrant two-night country music festival, organisers have confirmed. Jopofest’s The Barndance Festival will be taking over stunning Weobley Castle with entertainment by talented local bands, cocktails galore and loads of dancing! Organisers say they’ve noticed country music has had a “surge in popularity” recently and they’re looking forward to putting on a huge country music party at the castle on May 4 and 5. Read More

EDUCATION

Brickwork student hailed Welsh champion

NPTC Group of Colleges’ brickwork apprentice has won a prestigious title and could now become the best in Britain. James Luc Martin, A Level 3 Brickwork apprentice from Neath College, became Senior Welsh Champion at The Guild of Bricklayers Welsh Section competition held at Coleg Gwent recently. James is in the third year of his apprenticeship with local business Watts Brickwork but attends college through work-based learning team, Pathways Training. Read More

Swansea Ranked 11th in the UK for Student Work Experience

With work-based learning becoming increasingly important, universities play a vital role in helping students to prepare for and gain meaningful work experience, ultimately developing their employability skills and bolstering their CVs. The RateMyPlacement rankings draw on feedback from students who have completed placements with employers, offering insights into how well their university encourages, supports, and prepares them for work experience. Read More

NPTC Group of Colleges encourages its students to be Net Zero

Net Zero is something we need to know about, to help work towards stopping carbon emissions and halt climate change, that’s why NPTC Group of Colleges teamed up with Inspiring Skills Wales’s Net Zero Skills Research to deliver the Net Zero Skills Symposium, to empower students by fostering a deep understanding of net zero initiatives in Neath Port Talbot and Wales and to inspire and equip them to actively contribute to a sustainable and net zero future.  Read More

Starling Bank Founder Anne Boden Inspires Future Generation of Female Entrepreneurs at Swansea University Event

In collaboration with Swansea University, Anne Boden and Starling Bank have created a series of enlightening case studies – spotlighting trailblazing women and offering invaluable lessons for students and the broader community. At the heart of the Founders of the Future event were discussions with female founders who shared their entrepreneurial journeys and deliberated on strategies to empower more women-led high-growth SMEs in the UK. Read More

Major Project Announced to Redevelop Iconic Fulton House

Fulton House building on Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus is to be redeveloped and refurbished to restore the historic building as a vibrant social hub, reflecting its original purpose when opened in 1961. The ambitious project will strengthen the University’s reputation for student experience excellence by transforming the former College House into a welcoming, accessible, focal point at the heart of the campus for our community. Read More

UWTSD to host Careers Fair at Swansea connecting students with opportunities for growth

University of Wales Trinity Saint David is thrilled to announce its upcoming Careers Fair on April 25th at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. Organised by UWTSD’s Careers Service, it is aimed at fostering connections between students, graduates, and colleges affiliated with UWTSD, and a diverse array of employers and volunteer organisations. The fair is open to students from all courses and campuses as well as alumni, and colleges linked to UWTSD. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Swansea Law Clinic – Student Adviser Appointments
Every Monday Morning (Term-time Only)
Swansea University or Online
Book Here

Make It Monday! Weekly
Every Monday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Self Help Book Club!
Every Monday 16:00 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Kung Fu Wales (Little Dragons)
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

VIP Class Acts
Every Monday 17:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Kung Fu Wales
Every Monday 18:30 – 20:15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Tech Tuesdays
9 April
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Basic Digital Skills (Learn My Way)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at Multiple Times
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Step into Spring
Every Tuesday 9 April – 14 May 10:00 – 13:00
The Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
To book your free place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk

The Arts Society West Wales: Sidney Poitier: Hollywood and Race
9 April 11:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Hidden Stories / Digitising resources
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Voter registration
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Supporting businesses in Neath Port Talbot and the region.
9 April 13:45 – 17:00
Margam Country Park, Port Talbot
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Music Production
9 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

UWTSD Carmarthen Open Evening
9 April 16:00 – 18:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
Book Here

Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Scale Digital Twin: Demonstration of 3D Scanning and Digital Visualisation
10 April 09:45 – 13:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Brewtime Men’s Club – Men’s Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Pembrokeshire Marine Code event – Shores
10 April 10:00 – 16:00
Coronation Hall, Dale
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Book Here

Personalised Learning for Professional Growth: UWTSD Webinar
10 April 12:00 – 12:30
Online
Book Here

Swansea Law Clinic – 30 Minute Initial Advice Appointments
Every Wednesday Afternoon
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
Book Here

An Economy for Communities and for Wales
10 April 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Narberth Writing Workshop
Every Wednesday 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Walking for Wellbeing
Every Thursday 12:00
Sea wall opposite The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Thursday 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

UWTSD Swansea College of Art Open Evening
11 April 16:00 – 18:00
Alex Building, UWTSD Swansea College of Art
Book Here

UWTSD Swansea Open Evening
11 April 16:00 – 18:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Book Here

Live Music: Ellie Jones + Gary Phillips
11 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Dance Class
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

The Queens Hall Food & Craft Market
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Museum Little Mice
12 April 10:15 – 12:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Film
12 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
Book Here

Live Music: HWDU + MWN + People & Other Diseases + Ghosts No Horse Can Carry
12 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees : ‘You Belong To Blue’ Tour 2024
12 April 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

FREE Pain Support Group
13 April 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Blink 182’s Greatest Hits LIVE
13 April 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Carmarthen Symphonic Band
14 April 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Quiet Hour at the Museum
14 April 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Candle Making Course
16 April 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Music Workshop: Introduction to Drumming
16 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

The History of Studio Ghibli with Dr Rayna Denison
16 April 18:00 – 20:30
Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Book Here

Perinatal Palliative Care Conference-Challenges We Face and The Way Forward
17 April 09:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
17 April 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Developing Your Community Green Space
17 April 10:00 – 12:00
80A High Street, Clydach
Hosted by The Environment Centre
More Details

Kitchen Cosmetics Course
17 April 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Digital Design toolbox: Making
17 April 11:00 – 14:30
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Where do I start? Marketing & Social Media Marketing Tips & Tricks
17 April 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Early Years Education and Care Online Open Evenings
17 April 18:00
Online
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

Wales Virtual Networking
18 April 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!
18 April 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

The Vagaries and Virtues of Asset Based Community Development
18 April 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

Anti-Social After Work Drinks for Everyone
18 April 17:00 – 19:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

The Originals Only Open Mic
18 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Heritage Landscape Tour
19 April 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Creative Workshop: Introduction to 3D
19 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Metaverse
19 April 12:00 – 13:30
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

April Lunch
19 April 12:15 – 16:00
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
Book Here

Live Music: Monet + Epileptic Wizards + PaleGreenHouse + Afterglow
19 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Gower Constellations
20 April 09:30 – 16:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

IECHYD DA! – Welsh Beverages Showcase 2024
20 April 10:00 – 16:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
More Details

Repair Cafe at The Environment Centre
20 April 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
20 April 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Live Music: Soft Hearted Scientists + Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings + Gated Estates
20 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Ceramica Botanica
20 – 21 April 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Candlelight Concert – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
20 April 18:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Ben Hemsley
20 April 18:00 – 23:00
Swansea Arena
Book Here

Candlelight Concert – A Tribute to Queen
20 April 20:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Book Here

Earth Day – Seed Swap, Talk and more!
21 April 13:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Organising Your Community Green Space
22 April 10:00 – 16:00
80A High Street, Clydach
Hosted by The Environment Centre
More Details

Queertawe Visual Art Workshop
22 April 17:30 – 20:30
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
Book Here

Tech Tuesdays
23 April
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Music Workshop: Introduction to Electric Keyboard
23 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Machine Learning in Mental Health Research workshop
24 April 10:00
Awen Institute, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

MA/Prof Doc Children, Young People & Community Services Online Info Event
24 April 18:00 – 19:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
Book Here

Talisman Poetry Open Mic
24 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Careers Fair
25 April 11:00 – 13:00 (Exhibitor set up from 09:30)
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Open to all students, graduates, and colleges linked to UWTSD
Organisations interested in attending as exhibitors should get in touch on m.cameron@uwtsd.ac.uk 

MQ and DATAMIND Data Science meeting April 2024
25 April 10:00 – 16:30
Awen Institute, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Book Here

Electronic Music Open Mic w/ Movement81
25 April 19:30 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
26 April 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
Book Here

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
26 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Creativity and Innovation
26 April 13:00 – 15:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

A Taste of Wales – Spring Festival
27 – 28 April 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

HQ Urban Kitchen Saturday Sessions
27 April 13:00 – 16:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
More Details

Laughter Yoga Class
27 April 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Troy The Band + Goat Major + The Rusty Nutz
27 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Pregnancy Hypnobirthing Classes
28 April 10:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Book Here

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
28 April 14:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
30 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
Book Here

Teacher Education – Online Open Evening
30 April 19:00 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Book Here

Introduction to the Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme
1 May 10:00 – 12:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Marina Litter Pick
1 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
More Details

Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday from 2 May 10:00 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Book Here

Sensory Wellbeing – 6 week course
Every Thursday from 2 May 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
More Details

Live Music: John Mouse + The Bad Electric + Head Noise
2 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Simon Reeve – To The Ends Of The Earth
2 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
Book Here

Queens Hall Comedy Club
3 May 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
4 – 17 May 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
More Details

Come to Sing!
4 May 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
4 May 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
More Details

Quiet Hour at the Museum
5 May 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
More Details

Queertawe Movement Workshop
6 May 17:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Book Here

It’s Your Pembrokeshire – 4theRegion Conference
8 May 09:30 – 14:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
Book Here

Support for communities in research and evaluation – the role of HEIs
14 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

But what do I say? Creating effective marketing content (for beginners)
15 May 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
Book Here

Campaigning and a History of Protest in Wales
15 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

May Lunch
17 May 12:15 – 16:00
Tŷ Milford Waterfront Hotel, Milford Haven
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
Book Here

Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
6 June 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

MathEd Cymru
29 June 09:30 – 16:00
Pembrokeshire College
Book Here

It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
Book Here

It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
Book Here