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Heart of the South West LEP Makes Progress on Local Industrial Strategy

15/02/2019

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP has today made a significant step in publishing its progress on the Local Industrial Strategy – which will be fully formed in the summer and will set out in detail how the area intends to raise productivity and therefore economic prosperity for the residents and businesses in […]

Let 2019 be the year of delivery

06/02/2019

2019 must be the year of delivery, that was the message from a parliamentary debate yesterday on economic growth in the South West. Under Sir Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, MPs from across the region, from Cheltenham to the Isles of Scilly, came together to call on the Government to invest […]

Job Opportunities – South West Energy Strategy

24/01/2019

A partnership between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnerships has been selected by the Carbon Trust as the preferred supplier for the Joint Energy Strategy Development Project. The joint proposal was awarded funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support the […]

Launch of HotSW Careers Hub and Enterprise Advisor Network

18/01/2019

  The launch event for the Heart of the South West Careers Hub and Enterprise Advisor Network took place on Thursday 17 January at Sandy Park, Exeter. The HotSW Careers Hub is one of 20 Careers Hubs across the country, established in collaboration with the Careers and Enterprise Company to help transform careers education for […]

Growth Deal Helps Fund Somerset Flood Action Plan

21/12/2018

As part of the part-Growth Deal funded Somerset Flood Action Plan, two sections of King’s Sedgemoor Drain will be dredged for Somerset Rivers Authority this autumn, to bring back their 1970s’ flow. The works at Parchey Bridge near Chedzoy and the railway bridge at Dunball will help to reduce flood risks across an area of […]

Help us help you: Heart of the South West Leaders message to Minister

11/12/2018

Leaders from authorities across the Heart of the South West are calling on Government to help them play a greater role in getting ready for the impacts of Brexit. In a letter to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), signed jointly by Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of HotSW Joint Committee and Steve […]

Job Vacancy – Senior Manager – Local Industrial Strategy

10/12/2018

Apply here. Salary £54,215 pro rata Job term Fixed Term Appointment Full Time Hours 37 hours a week. Closing Date 03 January 2019 For an informal discussion please contact Keri Denton 07769 179019 This vacancy is initially offered on a 9 month fixed term contract. There may be an option for contract extension. This post […]