South West Nuclear Sector Worth £1.6bn in 2016

08/12/2017

The Nuclear South West Partnership has welcomed a new study released this week which shows that the impact of the nuclear sector on the economy in the south west was worth £1.6bn in 2016, second only to the north west of England. This new study, compiled by experts Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Nuclear Industry […]

Register Now For Our Free ERDF Info Event on 13th December in Bridgwater

29/11/2017

In anticipation of the potential launch in December of a new ERDF funding opportunity for business support services / facilities to promote entrepreneurship and/or growth of SMEs in Somerset, the Heart of the South West LEP is organising a free ERDF Info Event from 14.00 to 16.30 (refreshments and registration from 13.30) on 13th December […]

Heart of the South West LEP Disappointed with Budget but not Disheartened

23/11/2017

The Heart of the South West is primed with potential to help create the “global Britain” that the Chancellor referred to in the opening lines of his budget speech, when he confirmed the importance of investment in skills and infrastructure in raising productivity and reversing the downward trend. However, the Heart of the South West […]

HEART OF THE SOUTH WEST LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE AND AGM

16/11/2017

The Heart of the South West LEP held its conference and annual general meeting on 10 November at Somerset Cricket Club, and welcomed over 300 delegates from across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.  Productivity was the theme of the day, is the key to prosperity in the 21st century economy. Taunton MP Rebecca Pow opened […]

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 […]