Our Plan to Build Back Better

The LEP’s Plan to Build Back Better, published March 2021, sets out the transformational opportunities in the Heart of the South West that will enable the area to recover from COVID-19 and drive clean and inclusive growth.

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Latest News

Find out about our projects, services and initiatives.

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The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is available for all businesses, whatever size or sector. The Growth Hub is a single point of contact – completely free at the point of access – for all businesses seeking advice and support on any issues relating to the operations and aspirations of their business; signposting to international, national or local resources.

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Annual Report 2020

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Quarterly Business Bulletin

The Heart of the South West produces a quarterly Business Bulletin – a comprehensive summary of business sentiment across the Heart of the South West, as well as showing the national context.

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The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP
is a strong and dynamic business-led partnership between
the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges.

Covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, the Heart of the South West’s £35bn economy and 1.8m population is equivalent to that of a major UK city. Our purpose is to lead and influence economic growth, and to increase productivity and prosperity across the Heart of the South West area.

Our LEP is constituted as a CIC (Community Interest Company), and is overseen by a board made up of private and public sector members. We operate under a strict Assurance Framework, details of which can be found here.

The Heart of the SW LEP area