OUR EVENTS

EPISODE LIST

14. Business and Community Collaboration with Julie Jones

14. Business and Community Collaboration with Julie Jones

This week, we speak to 4theRegion member Julie Jones, co-director of Gower Gas & Oil, about how businesses can benefit community cohesion in order to create a positive relationship between businesses and local well-being. Julie shares her experience with projects...

13. South West Wales Community Rail Partnership

13. South West Wales Community Rail Partnership

South West Wales Connected is a new Community Rail Partnership established by Transport for Wales and hosted by 4theRegion. We speak to Jennifer Barfoot, who was appointed as Community Rail Officer earlier this year, about how she has been progressing in the role and...

12. Connecting to Kindness with Wyndham Williams

12. Connecting to Kindness with Wyndham Williams

Dawn speaks to Wyndham Williams about the Connect to Kindness campaign, set up to encourage kindness in the workplace, at home and throughout the community. Wyndham also shares his Tinman Tuesdays project, which supports the community food bank in Narberth by safely...

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 organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain,...

10. Swansea City Bay Deal with Jonathan Burnes

10. Swansea City Bay Deal with Jonathan Burnes

In this episode, we speak to Swansea Bay City Deal Programme Director, Dr. Jonathan Burnes about his new role and what's currently happening in the City Deal office, including the Swansea Waterfront Digital District and the Yr Egin creative and digital cluster in...

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 through work experience, further education and apprenticeships and explore what is currently offered, as well as future...

08. Reconstructing the Economy with Jeremy Miles

08. Reconstructing the Economy with Jeremy Miles

Dawn speaks to Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General for Wales and Brexit Minister and Member of the Senedd for Neath, about actions that the Welsh government have been taking during lockdown in order to reconstruct the Welsh economy. We face huge, unprecedented challenges...

07. Nature Has Rights Too with Jane Davidson #Futuregen

07. Nature Has Rights Too with Jane Davidson #Futuregen

Anyone who wants to see a greener, more prosperous, lower carbon, more equal and healthier future for Wales, and for the planet, owes a debt of gratitude to Jane Davidson, former Welsh Government Minister and erstwhile Pro VC of the University of Wales Trinity Saint...

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 Street as a result of lockdown and how can we re-encourage people to safely visit once again? In this roundtable...

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 growing and local food initiatives, and what does the sector need to achieve these goals? In this roundtable discussion,...

04. Cohesive Communities with Iwan Thomas

04. Cohesive Communities with Iwan Thomas

Pembrokeshire-based PLANED is one of the organisations committed to making a difference across our region, by improving the quality of life of communities through focusing on their opportunities, potential and helping them to achieve their aspirations. We spoke to the...

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 like now. We explored the possibility of these changes remaining and the longer term impacts for commercial property,...

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.