Help us help you: Heart of the South West Leaders message to Minister


Leaders from authorities across the Heart of the South West are calling on Government to help them play a greater role in getting ready for the impacts of Brexit. In a letter to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), signed jointly by Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of HotSW Joint Committee and Steve […]

Job Vacancy – Senior Manager – Local Industrial Strategy


Apply here. Salary £54,215 pro rata Job term Fixed Term Appointment Full Time Hours 37 hours a week. Closing Date 03 January 2019 For an informal discussion please contact Keri Denton 07769 179019 This vacancy is initially offered on a 9 month fixed term contract. There may be an option for contract extension. This post […]

Heart of the South West LEP Conference and AGM 2018


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP held its fourth Conference and AGM at Sandy Park in Exeter this week, with over 300 delegates. The event showcased the LEP’s achievements with its £3/4 billion portfolio of investment that’s making a significant impact on the economies of the HotSW area – Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and […]

Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK


The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector today (19 September) at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol. He told delegates […]

***Job Opportunity*** HotSW Digital Skills Partnership Manager


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) brings together businesses, charities, the education sector and public-sector organisations to tackle local digital skills challenges to build thriving and inclusive local economies. Devon County Council, on behalf of the HotSW LEP, is seeking to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable professional to fulfil the […]

Engineering company capitalises on ‘huge’ nuclear opportunities in South West


A smart shift in focus to capitalise on nuclear industry growth has boosted business and increased exposure for a South West-based engineering company. Nuclear sector growth across the region has seen SC Innovation, a specialist engineering company, secure work on new projects, win new clients and create jobs. The company has recently completed tests on […]

Great South West set to rival Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine


Press release from Heart of the South West, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnerships A campaign to highlight the South West’s economic potential and make the case for Government investment on a par with other UK regions has been launched at Westminster. An alliance of business leaders, local authorities and higher […]

Foreign Direct Investment into the Heart of the South West continues to rise


The Heart of the South West has performed well this year in attracting both new foreign direct investment (FDI) to the area as well as supporting expansion of existing FDI.   FDI figures show further significant investment growth building upon last year’s successful results, as announced in the Department for International Trade Inward Investment Report for 2017/18.  The report […]