BUILD BACK BETTER

Our weekly video podcast presents a series of empowering conversations with regional changemakers.  We’re talking to people from across the region and across all sectors, exploring how South West Wales can #BuildBackBetter in the months and years ahead, with your 4theRegion hosts, Dawn Lyle and Zoe Antrobus.

25. Resilience Network Pembrokeshire

25. Resilience Network Pembrokeshire

Collaboration and connection with all of the amazing organisations that are working across our region is a key theme at 4theRegion and we believe that the power of working together can benefit all. Another organisation focusing on collaborative power is the Rhwydwaith, a resilience network based across Pembrokeshire. Today, director Vicky Moller shares the impact the network has had across communities.

24. Sustainability at the DVLA with Rhian Thomas

24. Sustainability at the DVLA with Rhian Thomas

We’re delighted that DVLA has come on board as a partner of our alliance. We speak to the DVLA’s Senior Sustainability and Travel Services Manager, Rhian Thomas, about the organisations commitments to reducing carbon emissions, increasing on-site biodiversity, sustainable transport methods (such as electric vehicles) and the success of the DVLA’s performance against the Greening Government Commitments.

23. Empowering Young People with Bethany Roberts

23. Empowering Young People with Bethany Roberts

Today we’re speaking to Bethany Roberts, an inspiring young woman and the Learner Voice Coordinator at Pembrokeshire College. Bethany has been passionate about getting involved in local projects and volunteering since the age of 11 and using her voice to ensure that young people are involved with and heard by decision makers in the region.

22. Starting Up In The Region

22. Starting Up In The Region

Here at 4theRegion we’ve already been bringing together regional businesses, community groups and change-makers across South West Wales. As a region we need to do what we can to support start ups and entrepreneurs and encourage them to stay. We speak to a number of enterprising individuals and organisations in the region.

20. Digital Skills

20. Digital Skills

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

19. Inspiring Entrepreneurs with Rachael Flanagan

19. Inspiring Entrepreneurs with Rachael Flanagan

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

18. Wellbeing at Work

18. Wellbeing at Work

Taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing are even more important than ever. In this episode, we're having an interesting conversation about...

16. Renewable Energy

16. Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a key growth sector for our region, with ideal locations across Wales, such as the coastline and mountains allowing for tidal and wind to generate our power.

15. Room to Grow with Ange Bettany

15. Room to Grow with Ange Bettany

Room to Grow is a permaculture project dedicated to self-sufficiency and community unity and aims to turn concrete jungles into edible oases.

11. Regional Procurement

11. Regional Procurement

This week, we speak to various businesses and organisations from across South West Wales about regional #Procurement. If businesses and...

09. Skills and the Jobs of the Future

09. Skills and the Jobs of the Future

We spoke to different educational providers throughout the region about how we can help school and college leavers to maximise their experience...

06. What Next For Swansea High Street?

06. What Next For Swansea High Street?

Swansea High Street has been the focus of redevelopment efforts by many creative businesses and organisations. What has been the effect on the High...

05. Community Growing and Local Food

05. Community Growing and Local Food

What has been the effect on our shopping habits, priorities and values surrounding food as a result of the lockdown? How do we scale up community...

03. The Return to Work

03. The Return to Work

As we begin to reopen the economy, we discussed with businesses and major employers about how we’re going to return to work, and what work looks...

02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

As we emerge from lockdown and begin to feel the reality of its economic impacts, there is one thing we can all do, to support our region’s recovery – and that’s to buy regional. A widespread commitment to keeping more spending within the region will be needed if we are to keep as many of our homegrown businesses alive as possible.

01. Waste & The Circular Economy

01. Waste & The Circular Economy

This week we’re talking to an amazing group of entrepreneurs, businesses and decision-makers from across South West Wales, about the consequences of our wasteful consumer culture and how we can make change happen across the Waste sector, including what opportunities there are to build businesses in the circular economy – turning waste materials into value-added products.

00. Introduction

00. Introduction

Welcome to a new series of online conversations from 4theRegion! In this introductory episode, Dawn Lyle sets out our shared challenge and our collective mission: to build back better, post lockdown, to create sustainable development and a wellbeing economy here in South West Wales.