***Job Opportunity***


    Heart of the South West LEP Lead for Inward Investment Full time: £46,122 pa closing date 1 August  https://dasjobs.co.uk/job/lead-for-inward-investment/?route=internal

***Job Opportunities***


Economic Development Assistant – Skills Marketing and Communications Devon County Council is seeking a new Economic Development Assistant to join its Skills and Employment Service, which is delivered in partnership with HotSW LEP through its Skills Advisory Panel. Permanent, full time: £23,369 pa. Closing date for applications 2 August 2019. More information and application link […]



Last week in Parliament, the Great South West grouping of MPs called for an ambitious strategy to improve connectivity for the South West Region as a whole, covering road, rail and broadband. The inaugural meeting of the Great South West All-Party Parliamentary Group was held in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 25 June. MPs […]

Register now for our free ERDF info event on 11th July in Exeter


New ERDF funding opportunities for the Heart of the South West are expected to be launched at the end of June. In support of these ERDF calls for project proposals, the HotSW LEP is holding a free ‘ERDF Info Event’ from 14.00 to 16.30 (registration from 13.30) on 11th July in Exeter. The event will […]

  Unlocking Gravity’s future: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the construction of a new link road to enable the delivery of the 635-acre Enterprise Zone


  £3.94 million Growth Deal funding awarded to link road scheme at Gravity, a new 635-acre Enterprise Zone in Somerset First real estate private company to receive Growth Deal funding for transport infrastructure Road construction will be complete in Autumn 2020  Gravity will be the UK’s leading innovation campus underpinned by Clean Growth, embracing an […]

London Tech Week Showcases HotSW Digital Skills Success


The Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership is supporting London Tech Week, and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is showcasing exemplars of great tech businesses throughout the country. The focus today is on Plymouth tech company imployable.me who have recently launched their app in March this year that helps individuals […]

Digital Skills Innovation Fund – Project Evaluation Invitation to Tender


INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) for the Digital Skills Innovation Fund Evaluation (DSIF). A commission is released for one organisation to carry out an in depth comparative evaluation, measuring the effectiveness of four DSIF projects, of which HotSW is one, funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport Digital Skills Innovation Fund. Interested organisations […]

HotSW LEP celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West


A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced. The new South West Institute of Technology will establish a range of new buildings and facilities across the region. HotSW LEP is delighted to be a partner in a successful multi-million pound […]

***Job Opportunity*** Skills for Nuclear Coordinator


The Heart of the South West LEP is seeking an experienced professional to support and align the region’s collective skills and employment approach for the requirements of Hinkley Point C. Working closely with EDF Energy and its supply chain; regional training providers and the South West hub of the National College for Nuclear; and wider […]

HotSW LEP welcomes rail investment but urges Government for full commitment


The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) welcomes the £80m investment in the Dawlish rail line announced on Friday, but says the answer to addressing the region’s connectivity lies in commitment to the delivery of the whole scheme, not just the section at Dawlish. The LEP – which is charged with […]