Heart of the South West will rise to the challenge as Government strengthens the role of LEPs


The Government’s Review of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) published yesterday, will enable LEPs to continue to build on their strengths as unique business led local organisations, brokering business partnerships to deliver projects at pace, setting the strategic economic direction that shapes their region, generating private sector investment, pitching for government funds, and helping local businesses […]

South West partners welcome Nuclear Sector Deal with government


Partners have welcomed a £200m agreement between the nuclear industry and government which paves the way for major new investment and further job creation in the South West. The government has set out the details of its Nuclear Sector Deal, which contains measures to unlock productivity and put the UK and the South West at […]

Heart of the South West launches new Digital Skills Partnership to drive growth and skills in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay


The Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership was launched this week, to bring together businesses, charities, the education sector and public-sector organisations to tackle local digital skills challenges to build thriving and inclusive local economies. The Heart of the South West is one of two areas in the country to benefit from being […]

Joint Committee Talks Productivity and Transport


  Delivering productivity and cross-authority transport planning will top the agenda when the Heart of South West (HotSW) Joint Committee meets again this week. Representatives from 23 organisations across Devon and Somerset meet for the second time as the HotSW Joint Committee this Friday (25 May) at Devon County Council offices in Exeter. Agenda items […]

Successful Bid for £83.1m for North Devon Link Road


Motorists in Devon are set to benefit from better journeys after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling approved a series of improvements to the North Devon Link Road to better connect the area to the rest of the country. Today (May 17 2018) more than £83 million of government funding was confirmed to pay for upgrades on […]