You can contact us in the following ways.

General enquiries

Do you have a general enquiry to do with the LEP or you want to contact one of the team?

By email: contact us via the contact form form here

By telephone: 01935 385977

A telephone answering service for messages only is kindly provided by South Somerset District Council, one of the LEP’s partners. They will not be able to answer your query as such, but will be able to forward a message onto the relevant member of the LEP’s team to respond to you. As most of the core team are out on the road every day, it may take a few days for them to come back to you.

If you have contacted us by phone we need to pass on your details to the relevant organisation / person in the LEP to enable them to deal with your enquiry. For further details please refer to our data protection statement and links to our privacy policy at the bottom of the page.

Media enquiries

By email:

Contact by post

As the LEP does not have any fixed offices, we use a PO BOX number for items sent by post. Please note that this PO Box is not regularly monitored and email contact is the recommended way of communicating with HotSW LEP.

Heart of the South West LEP, PO Box 805, Exeter, EX1 9UU.

For Inward Investment enquiries

Carla Modley

By telephone: 07784 361495

By email:

Are you a business and looking for information or support to help your business?

For information, support or advice on any aspect to do with your business including funding or raising finance please contact the Growth Hub who provide this service on behalf of the LEP. The Growth Hub is a single point of contact – completely free at the point of access – for all businesses in Devon or Somerset seeking advice and support on any issues relating to the operations and aspirations of their business.

By telephone: 03456 047 047 (during normal office hours Mon- Fri)

By email:

See the website for more information: Visit the Growth Hub

NB when transferring to another website you will need to check their privacy policy, our privacy policy only applies to content on the HotSW LEP website.

Freedom of information requests

The LEP will respond to Freedom of Information requests in accordance with the arrangements of  Somerset County Council as its Accountable Body. For all Freedom of Information requests relating to the LEP, email us via the contact form.

For Freedom of Information requests relating to information held on behalf of the LEP by other Local Authorities then their Freedom of Information policy applies;

Data protection and privacy

We handle and process all personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act (2018) and the PECR regulations. For further information on how we handle your data please refer to our Privacy Policy.

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