Inward Investment success through Regional Growth Fund


Leading Swedish oral hygiene company TePe AB, have demonstrated their commitment to the UK market and confidence in the Heart of the South West as a business location by investing in a brand new UK headquarters at Cathedral Park in Wells. The new facility, which opened in January, is the head office and warehouse for […]

Funding success for Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone


The Heart of the South West LEP Enterprise Zone takes a step forward as the LEP is awarded £35,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to develop the zone at Huntspill and Exeter & East Devon. Enterprise Zone status for these sites (one at Huntspill Energy Park in Somerset and four in […]

Update 15 February: Board Director Recruitment Applications Closed


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP is a strong business led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges. Since its establishment in 2011, HotSW LEP has developed a £500m investment pipeline to support its mission to deliver better jobs and prosperity across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. The LEP is […]

HotSWLEP partners – take part in SW Tourism Alliance Conference


The SW Tourism Alliance Conference is being held on the 27 January 2017 at the Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton from 0915-1530. The theme for the conference is ‘Challenges to Rural and Coastal Tourism’. This will tie in with the current Government’s ‘Rural Tourism Enquiry” and key points raised from the Conference will be sent as further […]

North Devon Rail Survey – Barnstaple – Exeter


The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership in conjunction with colleagues working for Great Western Railway and Network Rail are currently developing a strategy for the North Devon line for the next 30 years and would like to hear from businesses and the community throughout the region on their thoughts and how the railway can play […]

Brexit Opportunities and Resilience Group update


The group was set up to gather evidence on the opportunities and risks of Brexit across Devon and Somerset. The third meeting was held this month and lots of work is underway. Evidence is being collated on major projects in each local authority area which have stalled due to Brexit and we are also keen […]

2016 – A Year of Growth Deal Mobilisation


Growth Deals provide funds to LEPs for projects that benefit the local area and economy. The first wave was announced in 2014. So far HotSW LEP has been allocated £195.50m from government in the first two rounds of the Growth Deal, which is expected to deliver 22,000 jobs, 11,000 homes and £260m public and private […]