A Community of Changemakers

4theRegion is a community of changemakers.  We are business owners, entrepreneurs, activists, visionaries, developers, community workers and professionals who believe in the future of our region.  We want a thriving regional economy, a flourishing natural environment, and an ethos of collaboration and team work to capitalise on opportunities, for the region. If you’d like to be part of community of like-minded individuals, helping each other to make change happen for South West Wales, please join us!

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Dawn Lyle

Dawn Lyle

Founder, 4theRegion & iCreate

I am an entrepreneur and an activist, and my organisation, 4theRegion, brings changemakers together so we can help each other to make great things happen.  We want individuals, communities and businesses to feel empowered, and to encourage collaboration across the region.

Ian Rees

Ian Rees

Chair, Wales Management Council

I am an experienced SME business leader and strategic consultant who has held senior posts in both private and public sectors. I have a strong interest in working with businesses which aim to make a positive contribution to society.

Steven Stokes

Steven Stokes

Communications and PR Professional

I am a seasoned communications professional in a senior communications role advising directors and leading strategic development.  I am the founder of #SwanseaHour on Twitter – one hour every week dedicated to Swansea – join in every Wednesday, 8pm-9pm.

Zoe Antrobus

Zoe Antrobus

Managing Director, 4theRegion

I’ve always been passionate about South West Wales, and want to see opportunities for young people across the region.  There is so much great stuff happening – we need to champion the people and businesses that are making change happen, and encourage everyone to get involved in making our region amazing.

Nigel T. Packer

Nigel T. Packer

Digital strategy consultant, Business Speaker and Author

Helping business succeed in the digital world is not a job for me, it is a passion, having worked with all sizes of business from multinational high end manufacturers to small family run tourism businesses. I love meeting and talking to people, and connecting people around shared goals.

Adrian Matthews

Adrian Matthews

Consultant at EFT Consult

I am the Circular Economy Club organiser for South West Wales. With steadfast Military ethos and values, I’m helping organisations put the health and wellbeing security of people, resources and the planet at the heart of truly ethical, responsible and self-sustainable principles and shared-resource-values.

Ben Reynolds

Ben Reynolds

Director, Urban Foundry & Uplands Market

I’m a creative entrepreneurial type working with people with good ideas. I’m Founder and Director of Urban Foundry creative regeneration agency.  I’m in the business of creative thinking changing the world for the better and I believe business can be a force for good – Urban Foundry is a certified B Corp.

Kathryn David

Kathryn David

Nine Wells Consulting

I started Nine Wells Consulting after 30 years in further and higher education where, as Director of Commercial Services for UWTSD, I worked extensively with partners across the region. I believe we are blessed with the knowledge base, innovation, creativity and talent we need to succeed if we work together.

Ryan Hole

Ryan Hole

Director, Entrepreneurs Supper Club Wales

I am a co-founder of the Entrepreneur’s Supper Club in Swansea, and run various businesses including The Optimist in the Uplands, and RJ Property Group.  In partnership with Leon Britten, I am developing Seven Bar & Kitchen on the former Cafe 360 site on Swansea seafront.

Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd

Founder of GreenSeas & West Coast Associates, and Vice-Chair of Marine Energy Wales

I am passionate about the Blue Economy – the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health, and the opportunities this presents to Wales. I’ve been at the forefront of efforts over the last decade to develop a wave and tidal industry in Wales, and I’m also developing GreenSeas, a Pembrokeshire-based company harvesting seaweed to produce sustainable products.

Lucy Heavens

Lucy Heavens

Founder, Swansea Wellbeing Centre

I founded Swansea Wellbeing Centre to offer a variety of health and wellness experiences for people from all walks of life, committed to creating ‘Wellbeing for All’ throughout Swansea.  We are a registered Community Interest Company aiming to create a friendly environment where people feel safe, flourish and find the resources to fulfil their true potential.