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


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


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


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 […]

Heart of the South West RDPE Growth Programme Briefing


Around 120 delegates attended the Heart of the South West RDPE Growth Programme Briefing in Cullompton on Friday 24th March. The event provided information on capital grants available through the RDPE Growth Programme for business development, food processing and tourism infrastructure projects, as well as details of how to apply. The event was funded by […]

Register Now for Free ERDF Information Event – 30th March


Please click here to register your place   New ERDF funding opportunities for the Heart of the South West are available. In support of these ERDF calls for project proposals, the Heart of the South West LEP is holding a free ‘ERDF Info Event’ on Thursday 30th March. The event aims to help prospective applicants […]

Funding boost to help deliver Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone


The Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone at Huntspill will benefit from Government Growth Deal funding for the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership, aimed at boosting local economy and growth. The Growth Deal for the HotSW LEP area was announced on 23 February by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. HotSW LEP, […]