The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP
is a strong and dynamic business-led partnership between
the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges.

Covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, the Heart of the South West’s £35bn economy and 1.8m population is equivalent to that of a major UK city. Our purpose is to lead and influence economic growth, and to increase productivity and prosperity across the Heart of the South West area.

Our LEP is constituted as a CIC (Community Interest Company), and is overseen by a board made up of private and public sector members.   We operate under a strict Assurance Framework, details of which can be found here.

The Heart of the SW LEP area