HotSW Welcomes Flybe Announcement

15/01/2020

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

13/01/2020

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

24/12/2019

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

24/12/2019

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

23/12/2019

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 […]

Tech South West Awards winner

19/12/2019

On the 2nd of December 2019 at the Mercure Hotel in Exeter, the Tech South West awards took place and proved to be a successful night for many businesses across the South West. Many awards were given including the Tech company of the year (going to TDK-Lambda) and the People’s choice awards (going to Falmouth […]

HotSWLEP proposition to be delivered to Government

13/12/2019

Now we’ve had the General Election we have already written to all HOtSW MPs and the Government to highlight our priorities for the area and to secure commitment to our Local Industrial Strategy and the Great South West Partnership. This letter on behalf of all HOtSW Local Authorities and the LEP highlights the importance of […]

Heart of the South West LEP Newsletter – December 2019

13/12/2019

    Latest News December 2019 Read the latest round-up from David Ralph, HotSW LEP CEO Now we’ve had the General Election we have already written to all HOtSW MPs and the Government to highlight our priorities for the area and to secure commitment to our Local Industrial Strategy and the Great South West Partnership. […]