On behalf of Swansea Council, 4theRegion is convening a Green Recovery Conference & Exhibition in June 2022, to showcase the businesses, projects and organisations who are leading the city’s green recovery.  If you would like to be involved, please contact



The food and farming sector is vital to survival, differentiating it from other sectors. How can we support producers, shorten supply chains, develop climate resilience and improve the health and wellbeing of people, places and planet?


Working with SCVS and SEF, we are helping to deliver an exciting project involving communities in addressing local transport challenges across Swansea.  By talking to people about their needs and ideas, we’ll co-create a plan of action and support a range of pilot initiatives to make things better.



South West Wales Connected is a new kind of CRP for our region.  With Transport for Wales, we are connecting with communities along the railway line to support placemaking, community projects and joined up working, helping local places increase and improve rail travel, and celebrating what our region has to offer.


We need greener, cleaner, healthier and better connected travel and transport infrastructure for South West Wales.  Our Regional Transport Conference in 2021 led to the creation of the regional transport manifesto, and a continuing conversation.


In partnership with Swansea University’s Enterprise Team, 4theRegion is building a new community for regional start-ups and entrepreneurs.  Connect, learn and grow with support from our regional alliance.  We’ll champion your business and make introductions, to give you the best possible start.  Join for just £5 a month.


The second annual City Centre Conference & Exhibition in the new Swansea Arena on 17th March 2022 was an incredible day, showcasing everything that’s great about Swansea and hearing from the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.  Get in touch to register for the 2023 event!


Working on behalf of Neath Port Talbot Council, 4theRegion is hosting a new business forum and podcast series for the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors, to promote knowledge sharing, innovation and growth.


On behalf of Swansea Council, 4theRegion is working with major organisations across Swansea to support them to buy more from within the city and the region.  The goal is to identify opportunities for more local sourcing, and work collaboratively to overcome real and perceived barriers.


Destination & Transport

Tourism is a key economic driver for the region.  An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being.  We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.

Buy Regional

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, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.

Development & Investment

Regeneration is something we should all do together.  How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?

Well-being Region

In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.

Circular Economy & Environment

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, moving away from a linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and create sustainability for the long term.

Creative Economy

The creative economy is everything that relates to human creativity and ideas, IP, knowledge and technology. How can we support more creativity and innovation across our economy?

Starting in early 2018, 4theRegion began a programme of events and conversations with people and organisations across the region, with the question: What can WE do?

Our message is clear: The future of South West Wales is in OUR hands, and we can achieve amazing things if we work together, pool resources and step up to make change happen – for ourselves, for our communities, for the region.

Our members keep us informed about the challenges and opportunities in their worlds, so we can connect the dots and facilitate greater collaboration.  Become a member to join our Sector Panels and Working Groups – have a voice, share your views and get involved in the mission to transform the region.


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