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Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference Explores Clean Growth and Inclusive Growth for Devon, Plymouth Somerset and Torbay


A successful Annual Conference with over 300 delegates focussing on clean growth and inclusive growth was held in Torquay on Monday 4 November by the Heart of the South West LEP, which is tasked with raising productivity and prosperity for all across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Clean growth and inclusive growth are the overarching themes […]

Bookings Still Open for Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference – over 200 delegates registered


The Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference and AGM takes place at the Riviera International Conference Centre on Monday 4 November. It’s a free event for businesses and stakeholders in the Heart of the South West, and booking is still open until 5pm on Monday 28 October here: Over 200 delegates are […]

Adult Retraining Scheme Launches in the Heart of the South West


  Adults across the Heart of the South West have access to the Get Help to Retrain service so they can take the first step towards a more prosperous career The pioneering service aims to support adults whose jobs are at risk of digital transformation to retrain and secure a new and improved role The […]

South West IOT


Universities, Colleges and Employer partners sign multi-million pound partnership deal for South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) Partners across the South West have signed a partnership agreement signalling a multi-million pound investment in the region. The SWIOT will train thousands of students in technical subjects across the region, bringing unparalleled skills development and career opportunities […]

Food and farming Brexit briefing to be held in Mendip


Food and farming businesses across Somerset are being given the opportunity to learn more about preparations needed ahead of Brexit at an event later this month. The Government continues to prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) on October, 31.  To prepare for this, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs […]

October 2019 Newsletter


Read the latest round-up from David Ralph, HotSW LEP CEO As we make the final preparations for this year’s Annual Conference and AGM on 4 November, we look forward to sharing with our stakeholders the year’s achievements and the impact that the LEP is making on the economy. Over 150 delegates have already registered, and […]

Working with our business community – some new tools


As you know the LEP is a public/private partnership and we often tell you about the things that we are doing with our public sector partners – as they lead on the strategic infrastructure projects for us.  However, we may not be as good as we could be about sharing the work that we do […]

Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth – 15th 17th November


Plymouth Startup Weekend is back! Led by the University of Plymouth and part of the Techstars Startup Weekend movement, it is the place to meet like-minded, entrepreneurial individuals and be immersed in a weekend of creativity and collaboration. This event is part of a series of Startup Weekends to be delivered by the University as […]

Get Ready for Brexit


Businesses are advised to check out how you should prepare by going to the Get Ready for Brexit pages at The Growth Hub team have searched out relevant Brexit related information and guidance available from HM Government and from a range of organisations from both the public and private sector. Businesses can use this resource […]