High Potential Opportunity in the Heart of the South West

19/07/2019

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership with support from partners at TDA have won a competitive bid to promote the area’s High Potential Opportunity in Photonics & Microelectronics, working as part of UK wide programme with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the area. Already […]

Green Light for growth as Yeovil’s Western Corridor opens for business

12/07/2019

A multi-million pound road improvement scheme in Yeovil – partly funded with £6.6m from the LEP’s Growth Deal –  is now complete – supporting the town’s growth and unlocking more than 1,500 homes and 20 hectares of employment land. The Western Corridor scheme has seen several key junctions upgraded to increase capacity and help them cope with […]

Inspire take pole position in South West after launch

12/07/2019

Businesses that want to be in the fast lane to growth took a trip to Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovil to find out how they can do just that. Inspire have been selected by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership to pilot a scale up programme for fast growing SMEs across Somerset and […]

LEPs agree to make energy and clean energy a priority for the South West

03/07/2019

Three South West Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have pledged to make clean growth and energy a strategic economic priority for the region. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Dorset, and the Heart of the South West LEPs have all agreed to adopt a new South West Energy Strategy with a common vision to create an energy […]

HotSW LEP Seeks New Chair and Non-Executive Board Directors

03/07/2019

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is one of the 38 LEPs in England, covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. It’s a business-led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges. Its vision is to create a dynamic, highly prosperous region with high living standards and an outstanding […]

May Newsletter

28/05/2019

May 2019 The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is a strong and dynamic partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and further education across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay with the purpose of leading and influence economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the Heart of the South West. About the Newsletter […]

MPs come together to launch the great south west group in parliament

08/05/2019

On Tuesday 30th April, MPs from across the Great South West region came together with local leaders and businesses to launch the Great South West All Party Parliamentary Group. The new group will be chaired by Sir Gary Streeter MP and Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP and will bring together MPs, councils and businesses from […]