Bookings Still Open for Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference – over 200 delegates registered


The Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference and AGM takes place at the Riviera International Conference Centre on Monday 4 November. It’s a free event for businesses and stakeholders in the Heart of the South West, and booking is still open until 5pm on Monday 28 October here: Over 200 delegates are […]

Adult Retraining Scheme Launches in the Heart of the South West


  Adults across the Heart of the South West have access to the Get Help to Retrain service so they can take the first step towards a more prosperous career The pioneering service aims to support adults whose jobs are at risk of digital transformation to retrain and secure a new and improved role The […]

New Digital Momentum initiative provides free digital skills training to under-represented groups in the Digital Sector


The new Digital Momentum initiative was launched by Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership following a successful bid for a £255 thousand share of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) £1 million national Digital Skills Innovation Fund.  Running until spring 2020, the 12 month pilot scheme will provide free digital training and support for up to 150 people from Torbay, Devon, Plymouth and Somerset, and targets groups which […]

What is “clean growth” and what could it mean for the Heart of the South West area? Find out at our Annual Conference and AGM


This FREE event is aimed at the private, public, education and third sectors. Regularly attracting around 300 delegates and 40 stands, the Conference is an opportunity to meet with the wider LEP partnership and to network with other stakeholders. This year’s theme of “Clean Growth” is at the forefront of the HotSW Local Industrial Strategy […]

***Job Opportunity***


    Heart of the South West LEP Lead for Inward Investment Full time: £46,122 pa closing date 1 August

***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 who have recently launched their app in March this year that helps individuals […]