STARTING UP IN THE REGION

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.

FOOD FOR THE REGION

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

 

COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP

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.

SWANSEA CITY CENTRE CONFERENCE

The second annual City Centre Conference is set to be an incredible day, showcasing everything that’s great about Swansea and hearing from the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.
It’s open to all, and YOU are invited!

 

REGIONAL TRANSPORT CONFERENCE

We need greener, cleaner, healthier and better connected travel and transport infrastructure for South West Wales.  Join us to share perspectives on what the government should be investing in, what local authorities could be doing, and how people, businesses and communities can be part of the solution.

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.

MEMBER SECTOR FORUMS

Join to be part of our influential sector conversations

OUR IMPACT AREAS

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 & 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.

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

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?