Enterprise Adviser Network


The Enterprise Adviser Network is designed to encourage links between schools and business. The aim is to encourage businesses to work together with schools to support young people in making choices about their future career.

The project will provide better information to schools about skills needs, so that existing career-focused activities can be enhanced and developed.

Initially, we were able to fund 36 schools on the project. However, in November 2016 we secured additional funding which will allow the project to roll out to a further 27 schools. This will mean that 60% of schools in the area will have an Enterprise Adviser. Six special schools have also been invited to take part.

Funding for the project was secured by HotSW LEP, in conjunction with the four upper tier local authorities. CSW Group is contracted to provide the service, which is being funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company, Devon County Council, Somerset County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Development Agency.

Latest updates

  • In November 2016, extra funding was secured to enable more schools to benefit from the project. Find out more here.
  • Exmouth Students to attend international business conference – A group of students from Exmouth Community College will be making their first steps into the world of business when they join a Devon company at an international trade show. Find out more here
  • Business mentors start work with schools – Businesses have started working in schools throughout HotSW. Find out more here
  • Video (January 2016)
    The LEP People Group has produced a video to showcase the work in enterprise education which has been taking place across the HotSW area. There is a lot of activity across the HotSW region and we have some great examples. The group would like to share these with others and encourage more partners to become involved.We hope this will encourage partners to work together to help businesses meet their skills needs and support young people with future careers.
    Watch the Enterprise Education video

Key documents

How to get involved

We are now looking for new Enterprise Advisers across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.

For more information about becoming an enterprise adviser, please contact charlotte.molyneux@ebp-sw.org or telephone 01392 215501