Consultation open for Heart of the South West Productivity Strategy

14/10/2017

Business, organisations and residents are being asked for their views on plans to drive up productivity in Somerset and across the Heart of the South West area. All councils in Somerset and Devon, along with the Local Enterprise Partnership, the two National Park Authorities and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups, are working in partnership to […]

Nuclear South West Conference Success

13/10/2017

The second annual Nuclear South West conference was held last month, when the Nuclear South West consortium and the South West Nuclear Hub joined together to offer the conference, which is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about business openings. This year’s event had more […]

Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference – 2017

15/09/2017

There’s still time to register for the Nuclear South West conference taking place next Thursday 21 September at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, with a schedule of pre-conference events on Wednesday 20 September. Nuclear South West and the South West Nuclear Hub have this year joined together to offer the annual conference, which is a […]

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Dorset and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnerships announce Joint Energy Strategy Development Project

03/08/2017

A joint proposal from CIOS, Dorset and HotSW Local Enterprise Partnerships, has been awarded funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support the development of an energy strategy across the region covered by the three LEPs. The aim of the project is to develop a coherent strategic framework across the […]

Devon Somerset & Torbay Trading Standards achievements in Business Support win recognition in national Regulatory Delivery Award

12/07/2017

Devon Somerset & Torbay Trading Standards have been jointly honoured at the national Regulatory Delivery Awards for their work in boosting business by forging closer ties between traders and regulatory bodies. The Heart of the South West Better Business for All (BBfA) Partnership have won the Government’s Better Business for All Award at the ceremony […]

Free ERDF Information Event – 19 July, Exeter Racecourse

29/06/2017

New ERDF funding opportunities for the Heart of the South West are expected to be launched this month. In support of these ERDF calls for project proposals, the Heart of the South West LEP is holding a free ‘ERDF Info Event’ on Wednesday 19 July in Exeter from 13.00pm – 16.00pmThe event aims to help […]

New service to help businesses take up supply opportunities from Hinkley Point C

13/06/2017

Two South West LEPs: The Heart of the South West (HotSW) and West of England (WoE) have launched a new business support service to enable small and medium-sized businesses take up the multiple supply chain opportunities from EDF’s new build of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C. The service contract allocated £1million, jointly funded […]

Brexit Resilience & Opportunities Group Survey

13/06/2017

An online survey of what Brexit could mean for small businesses in the Heart of the South West is being carried out. The Heart of the South West Brexit Resilience & Opportunities Group (BROG) and the LEP are keen to hear business views and learn more about the challenges and opportunities that local businesses across […]

Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for Businesses

15/05/2017

Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet […]