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62. Year of Opportunities for South West Wales

62. Year of Opportunities for South West Wales

In the first of our Monthly Meetups in 2024, Dawn launches 4theRegion’s Year of Opportunities, with a call for partners and organisations across South West Wales to share their opportunities through our inclusive cross-sector network.

61. Tracking and Reducing Carbon with Huw Watkins from Trac-C

61. Tracking and Reducing Carbon with Huw Watkins from Trac-C

It’s time for all businesses to take seriously the need to reduce their carbon emissions – and that starts with measuring your footprint and tracking the change over time.  BIC Innovation has partnered with Greener Edge to offer a new commercial solution: Trac-C – a package of support and expertise to help organisations move forward in tackling scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. 

58. Innovation for a Circular Economy with Gary Walpole from C.E.I.C

58. Innovation for a Circular Economy with Gary Walpole from C.E.I.C

Dawn Lyle speaks to Gary Walpole from CEIC (Circular Economy Innovation Communities) about the success of the project in inspiring behaviour change within public sector organisations in Wales. Now, businesses and third sector organisations can enrol in this game-changing training programme, which is co-hosted by Swansea & Cardiff Universities.

57. 4theRegion: Green Economy Innovation Roundtable 2023

57. 4theRegion: Green Economy Innovation Roundtable 2023

This discussion is part of a series of conversations focused on the region’s green economy. The Green Economy Conference, happening in November, aims to bring together businesses and organizations to discuss the growth of the green economy in South West Wales.

56. 4theRegion: Green Economy Transport Roundtable 2023

56. 4theRegion: Green Economy Transport Roundtable 2023

This discussion is part of a series of conversations focused on the region’s green economy. The Green Economy Conference, happening in November, aims to bring together businesses and organizations to discuss the growth of the green economy in South West Wales. The episode features discussions focusing on sustainable methods of transport such as rail, community transport, and innovations in the move to greener methods of transport.

52. Gower Grown Veg Project with Castell Howell

52. Gower Grown Veg Project with Castell Howell

Bwyd Abertawe is Swansea’s local food partnership, and is collaborating with 4theRegion and Castell Howell Foods to support an increase in the volume of veg grown on the Gower Peninsular and generally across the Swansea Bay area.

50. Green Construction and Decarbonisation

50. Green Construction and Decarbonisation

Following the Green Recovery Conference on the 27th June, we brought colleagues together to ask the question: How can South West Wales lead the way in green construction and the decarbonisation of our buildings?

49. In Conversation with Marcia Sinfield

49. In Conversation with Marcia Sinfield

In this episode, Dawn speaks to Marcia Sinfield, Chief Executive of Caredig about their rebrand, what social value means to her and the value of local sourcing and working together.

48. The Three Ps of Social Value

48. The Three Ps of Social Value

In our new series, we'll be exploring the wider question of how we reshape our economy based on what really matters, and why we think attachment to...

47. Young Changemakers

47. Young Changemakers

This week we're hearing from inspiring young people from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The future of our region is in the hands of the younger...

46. Investing in Swansea

46. Investing in Swansea

It's currently an exciting time to be in Swansea city centre with many developments taking place as part of massive investments, including the...

33. Green Infrastructure

33. Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is a key part in major developments across our region, including the Biophilic Living Swansea development, community gardens...

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

Biophilic Living Swansea is a mixed use development that includes affordable and shared ownership housing, as well as retail and commercial space....

22. Starting Up In The Region

22. Starting Up In The Region

As a region we need to do what we can to support start ups and entrepreneurs and encourage them to stay within South West Wales. The increasing...

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...

18. Wellbeing at Work

18. Wellbeing at Work

Taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing is 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.