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 […]

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 […]