HotSW Welcomes Flybe Announcement


In a joint statement, council leaders together with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP) have welcomed the news regarding the future of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline. Devon County Council leader John Hart said: “This will be an immense relief to the hundreds of Devon people who work for Flybe directly, […]

Great South West partners target £45 billion economic boost


A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West the latest growth alliance to rebalance the UK economy. The Great South West partners are publishing a local growth prospectus today (Monday, January 13) that aims to deliver £45 […]

HotSW Cornerstone Employers

Cornerstone Employers in the Heart of the South West


The HotSW Careers Hub are working with 11 companies across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, to help us ensure that all young people in the region have the opportunity to prepare for and feel inspired by the world of work. Working collaboratively, Cornerstone Employers provide schools and colleges with access to employers so that young […]

Devon County Council talks about being a cornerstone employer


Devon County Council is one of 11 employers who have recently committed to being a Cornerstone Employer to support the recruitment and retention of younger workers and the work of the Careers Hub (managed by Devon County Council on behalf of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP). Cornerstone Employers work […]

Development starts at Claylands Business Park in Paignton


Work has started to develop land at Claylands Cross into a new business park. Claylands Business Park will provide up to 120,000 sq ft of employment space, with the construction programme by Midas Construction now underway. Councillor Swithin Long, Torbay Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, said: “This site has been identified […]

Welding Skills Survey Launched


Businesses in the Heart of the South West are telling us that they are facing skills gaps in welding and technical training, and that employers need support to: Attract and train new employees Develop a skilled workforce Provide young people with a clear route to technical employment The LEP is considering the availability of training […]

Careers Leader Conference – November 2019


The HotSW Careers Hub recently held their second Careers Leader Conference at Petroc in Tiverton. From talks from training providers and institutions, to the float your boat challenge, and talks from young people about their experiences, the 75 attendees experiences an informative and interactive conference which they can take back to their schools, colleges and […]

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 […]