How we work

How we are organised

The LEP is led by a Board of directors and supported by a range of sub-groups – these were formed to drive the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

Org chart showing the structure of HOTSW LEP

LEP Board Strategic Investment Panel Local Transport Board Place Leadership Board Business Leadership Group People Leadership Group

Partnership support

Various support activities undertaken by our partners as a contribution to LEP activity (eg HE support on innovation or local authorities support on economic intelligence/analysis)

Ambition and success

The priorities for growth are set out under three Leadership themes: Place, People and Business; these groups are made up of partners from across the sectors and are business chaired and led. The success of the SEP is going to be measured under three phases that are dependent on securing funding and partners support at each phase of delivery.

The LEP is committed to transparency, and adheres to an Assurance Framework as set by Government.

See our Policies page for details on how we demonstrate our accountability in line with the high standards required of a not-for-profit organisation managing public funds.

Funding Allocations

This table was last updated on 01st August 2018.

Project name Lead Programme Start date Funding
(£m)
Funding
(£m Match)
Funding
(Total)
DC Homes, Bridgwater DC Homes GPF (loan) Apr 2015 4.500 3.000 7.500
Science Park, Exeter Exeter Science Park Ltd GPF (loan) Jan 2013 4.500 3.450 7.950
Millfields, Plymouth Millfields GPF (loan) Nov 2013 2.100 3.020 5.120
Ocean Studios Plymouth Ocean Studios GPF (loan) Apr 2014 0.800 3.300 4.100
Concise Homes Bridgwater Concise Homes GPF (loan) Oct 2013 1.436 15.000 16.436
BDUK Extension (CDS) Somerset County Council GPF (loan) 2019/20 4.200 16.200 20.400

This table was last updated on 31st July 2018.

Project name Lead Programme Start date Funding offer
(£m)
Growth Hub Serco LGF (GD1/2) 01/02/16 1.010
Yeovil Western Corridor capacity upgrade Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 05/01/17 6.490
Torbay Western Corridor Torbay Council LGF (GD1) 01/06/16 8.250
Bridge Road, Exeter Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 07/07/14 5.300
Derriford Transport Scheme Plymouth City Council LGF (GD1) 23/02/16 10.239
A382 widening, Newton Abbot Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 6.500
Torquay Gateway Torbay Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 2.490
Huntworth Roundabout Bridgwater Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 01/09/15 1.910
A361 Portmore to Landkey Stage 1 Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 0.790
Derriford Hospital Interchange Plymouth City Council LGF (GD1) 01/12/15 1.400
Taunton Rail Station Enhancements Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 4.600
Torquay town centre access Torbay Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 0.293
Roundswell Phase 2, Barnstaple Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 2.000
A38 Deep Lane junction, Sherford Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/03/16 2.000
A379 Newcourt junction, Exeter Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 1.000
Marsh Barton, Exeter, New Railway Station Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/10/15 3.521
Plymouth Northern Corridor cycle network Plymouth City Council LGF (GD1) 01/09/16 2.100
Plymouth Easter Corridor cycle network Plymouth City Council LGF (GD1) 06/01/17 3.420
Bridgwater College Hinkley Skills Capital Bridgwater College LGF (GD1) 26/02/16 5.146
Plymouth College Stem Centre City College Plymouth LGF (GD1) 01/06/15 5.430
Hinkley HPTA package – Bicton Cornwall College LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 0.300
Hinkley HPTA package – South Devon South Devon College LGF (GD1) 01/08/15 0.213
Hinkley HPTA package – Petroc Petroc LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 0.359
Hinkley HPTA package – Exeter College Exeter College LGF (GD1) 01/06/16 2.000
Hinkley HPTA package – National College for Nuclear Bridgwater College LGF (GD1) 01/05/16 3.000
Hinkley HPTA package – Yeovil College Yeovil College LGF (GD1) 01/05/16 0.637
Somerset Energy Innovation Centre Pt 1 (1b) Somerset County Coucil LGF (GD1) 27/07/15 1.343
Somerset Energy Innovation Centre Phase 3 Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 14/07/17 5.156
Exeter Science Park Environmental Futures Campus Devon County Council LGF (GD1) 01/04/15 2.498
Somerset College Centre for Engineering Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 01/02/16 0.596
Plymouth Science Park Phase 5 Plymouth City Council LGF (GD1) 01/06/15 3.000
Somerset Flooding Somerset County Council LGF (GD1) 27/07/15 13.049
Broadband Somerset County Council LGF (GD2) 19/12/16 6.000
Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre Torbay Council LGF (GD2) 01/03/17 3.000
Oceansgate/South Yard Phase 1 Plymouth City Council LGF (GD2) 16/03/18 1.500
Unlocking Growth Fund – YIC2 South Somerset District Council LGF (GD2) 15/09/17 0.441
Unlocking Growth Fund – Highbridge Somerset County Council LGF (GD2) 30/05/17 0.237
Unlocking Growth Fund – Wiveliscombe Somerset County Council LGF (GD2) 23/02/18 0.510
Unlocking Growth Fund – Devonport Real Ideas Organisation LGF (GD2) 23/02/18 0.497
Unlocking Growth Fund – Wells Somerset County Council LGF (GD2) 19/01/18 0.772
Exeter Science Park – SPC Phase 2 Exeter Science Park LGF (GD2) 18/11/16 4.498
J25 M5 at Henlade Somerset County Council LGF (GD2) 26/04/17 12.900
Tiverton East Urban Extension Devon County Council LGF (GD2) 19/01/18 1.500
Youth Construction Skills Project Devon Comm Toget LGF (GD3) 23/02/18 0.574
South Devon College Hi Tech Centre South Devon College LGF (GD3) 15/09/17 8.134

A monthly highlight report is published with the SIP papers and updated every quarter. This gives a summary of historical and forecast spend by Growth Deal.

The Micro Enterprise Scheme funding programme is closed. Below is a list of all the projects supported by this programme:

Project name Lead Programme Start date Funding
(£ Grant)
Funding
(£ Match)
Funding
(Total)
Fibre Harvest Fibre Harvest MES 8/5/13 12,000 18,000 30,000
Hunters Brewery Hunters Brewery MES 8/5/13 17,337 26,000 43,337
LittlePod LittlePod MES 8/5/13 17,000 25,000 42,000
Hillside Foods Hillside Foods MES 6/6/13 28,054 42,080 70,134
Inflatex Inflatex MES 6/6/13 11,772 17,659 29,431
Bluestone Technology Bluestone Technology MES 3/7/13 10,734 16,101 26,835
Tarka Springs Tarka Springs MES 3/7/13 30,210 45,315 75,525
Watts Design Watts Design MES 26/7/13 41,227 72,181 113,408
Virtual Jet Centre Virtual Jet Centre MES 26/7/13 45,363 57,705 103,068
Digitel Technology Digitel Technology MES 9/9/13 41,000 122,324 163,324
Sign-Maker- Dot-Net Sign-Maker- Dot-Net MES 9/9/13 34,097 51,146 85,243
The Wild Beer Co The Wild Beer Co MES 9/9/13 59,276 88,914 148,190
Brown Cow Organics Brown Cow Organics MES 8/10/13 47,982 71,973 119,956
Ludbrook Joinery Ludbrook Joinery MES 8/10/13 15,452 23,178 38,630
Wedgewood Buildings Wedgewood Buildings MES 8/10/13 25,060 37,590 62,650
Filbert’s Fine Foods Filbert’s Fine Foods/td> MES 4/11/13 15,800 23,700 39,500
Mendip Lavender Mendip Lavender MES 4/11/13 20,284 30,426 50,711
South West Archaeology South West Archaeology MES 4/11/13 39,400 59,100 98,500
Woodenways Timberframes Woodenways Timberframes MES 4/11/13 14,890 22,335 37,225
Radford’s Fine Fudge Radford’s Fine Fudge MES 9/12/13 14,400 21,600 36,000
Annie Martin Architect Annie Martin Architect MES 10/2/14 20,282 30,422 50,704
Eternal Kitchens Eternal Kitchens MES 10/2/14 56,425 84,637 141,062
Cherry Tree Preserves Cherry Tree Preserves MES 10/2/14 49,771 95,846 145,617
Absolute Museum & Gallery Absolute Museum & Gallery MES 5/3/14 33,022 49,534 82,556
BT Gray’ Cider BT Gray’ Cider MES 5/3/14 14,762 22,143 36,906
BOOM Sauces BOOM Sauces MES 5/3/14 10,720 16,081 26,801
Hunt’s Cider Hunt’s Cider MES 5/3/14 36,058 54,087 90,145
Kubla Brewery Kubla Brewery MES 5/3/14 10,532 15,797 26,329
West Country Spice West Country Spice MES 5/3/14 28,800 43,200 72,000
Devon Rim Company Ltd Devon Rim Company Ltd MES 9/5/14 34,394 50,138 84,532

The Rural Growth Networking funding programme is closed. Below is a list of all the projects supported by this programme:

Project name Lead Programme Start date Funding
(£ Grant)
Funding
(£ Match)
Funding
(Total)
Bicton College Bicton College RGN 1/4/13 300,000 760,000 1,060,000
Dartington Hall Dartington College RGN 12/4/13 150,000 604,810 754,810
Holsworthy Torridge DC RGN 1/4/13 400,000 6,000,000 6,400,000
Okehampton Devon County Council RGN 1/4/13 190,000 2,267,000 2,457,000
Somerset – Highbridge Somerset County Council RGN 1/4/13 881,587 512,946 1,394,533
Somerset Units (Minehead & Dulv.) Somerset County Council RGN 1/4/13 34,913 65,064 99,977
Somerset Workhubs Somerset County Council RGN 1/4/13 95,752 8,018 101,518

HotSW LEP aims to offer transparency and accountability showing the full extent of its funding programme. The links above set out details of the projects that have received funding via the Heart of the South West LEP investment programmes.

The links include details of grants/loans in relation to the Growth Deals(GD)/Local Growth Fund(LGF), the Growing Places Fund(GPF), the Rural Enterprise Grant(REG) and the Rural Growth Network(RGN).

A number of these projects span several years; the figures refer to the total project award.

Somerset County Council acts as the accountable body for the LEP’s core revenue funding and the Growth Deal /Local Growth Fund. Devon County Council is the accountable body for the Growing Places Fund, Regional Enterprise Grant  and Regional Growth Network.

Other costs in relation to the LEP, including its operational and contract costs are detailed in Somerset County Council’s >£500 publication (http://www.somerset.gov.uk/information-and-statistics/open-data/open-data/) and the LEP Operational budget is available here:

LEP Board

Finances and Resources Committee

Business Leadership Group

People Leadership Group

Place Leadership Group

Strategic Investment Panel

Productivity Strategy

Local Transport Board