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 […]

Heart of the South West LEP Makes Progress on Local Industrial Strategy


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP has today made a significant step in publishing its progress on the Local Industrial Strategy – which will be fully formed in the summer and will set out in detail how the area intends to raise productivity and therefore economic prosperity for the residents and businesses in […]

Let 2019 be the year of delivery


2019 must be the year of delivery, that was the message from a parliamentary debate yesterday on economic growth in the South West. Under Sir Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, MPs from across the region, from Cheltenham to the Isles of Scilly, came together to call on the Government to invest […]

Works at Plymouth Charles Cross Starts on Site


Work has begun on the part-Growth Deal funded Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme in Plymouth; and are expected to be completed by winter this year. Charles Cross roundabout is one of the city’s busiest junctions and is on the route for the majority of the city’s buses.  When completed, the scheme will help enable economic growth […]

Job Opportunities – South West Energy Strategy


A partnership between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnerships has been selected by the Carbon Trust as the preferred supplier for the Joint Energy Strategy Development Project. The joint proposal was awarded funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support the […]