As an independent citizen-led alliance, 4theRegion is uniquely positioned to facilitate a new kind of place-based whole system collaboration, that is not “council led” but which enables all regional partners to engage productively and to empower the community.  If you’re interested in partnering with 4theRegion to take your changemaking projects forward collaboratively, please get in touch!


As an independent citizen-led alliance, 4theRegion is uniquely positioned to facilitate a new kind of place-based whole system collaboration.


In partnership with Transport for Wales, 4theRegion is setting up a Community Rail Partnership for South West Wales, to engage businesses and residents across the region around the rail network.

Swansea Creative Focus

Arising out of our City Centre conversations, a group of changemakers is taking on the challenge of grassroots regeneration in Swansea, developing the creative and cultural fabric of the city.

Regional V.I.B.E.

Everyone agrees we have something special here in South West Wales, and that we should shout about it more.  We need a clear identity, a clear message.  So what exactly is our regional Vision, Identity, Brand and Emerging Future?

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.


Join to be part of our influential sector conversations

Destination Travel & Tourism

Our members in the Destination and Tourism sector are working with us to promote the region of South West Wales as an amazing place to live, work and visit.

Professional Services

Our members in the Professional Services sector support our mission by helping us to connect with their clients and wider networks, and by providing specialist and advice and expertise.

Construction & Development

Our Construction and Development Sector Panel brings together members with an interest in Construction and Development in South West Wales.

Creative & Digital Economy

Our Creative & Digital Sector Panel brings together members with an interest in the creative and digital economy of South West Wales.

Business Support & Networking

4theRegion is a network of networks, bringing together many of the groups and organisations that offer business support, events and networking in South West Wales.

Circular Economy & Environment

Our members in the renewable energy, environmental, agroecology and sustainability sectors are working with us to transform the economy of South West Wales.


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.

Destination & Tourism

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.

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.

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?

Circular Economy

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.

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?