Enterprise Adviser Network celebrates continued funding.

11/12/2017

The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is celebrating after being awarded funding of £150,000 which is set to benefit schools and young people across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) area. The additional funding means the project can continue in schools for another year. The business project, which has already been running in over 60 […]

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 […]

November Newsletter

01/12/2017

Chris Garcia Chief Executive It’s been an eventful month for the LEP, starting off with our conference and AGM in which we outlined our achievements over the last 12 months, which have been significant, and can be read about in detail in our Annual Report; followed by the Chancellor’s Budget, then this week’s Government Industrial […]

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 […]

Inward Investment Lead Opportunity

26/10/2017

***14 November Update – Applications Closed*** Do you have the skills and experience to help shape the economic prosperity of our area? Inward Investment Lead Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership Circa £42,500 plus benefits Closing date for applications – 5pm 13 November The Heart of the South West LEP is a strong […]

South West Rural Productivity Commission Report Launches 20 October at the South West Growth Summit

19/10/2017

**Update – embargo lifted – SW Rural Productivity Commission Report and South West Rural Evidence Report available to download** Four South West LEPs: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Heart of the South West and Swindon and Wiltshire, have commissioned an independent enquiry to identify opportunities to stimulate rural productivity and growth, and the report […]