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Vacancy – Enterprise Co-ordinator (SEND), Somerset

31/10/2018

The HotSW Careers Hub is a collection of more than 40 secondary schools and FE colleges located across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.  Operating in Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, The Careers Hub is one of 20 pilots to be chosen for implementation by The Careers and Enterprise […]

Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK

21/09/2018

The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector today (19 September) at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol. He told delegates […]

***Job Opportunity*** HotSW Digital Skills Partnership Manager

13/09/2018

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) brings together businesses, charities, the education sector and public-sector organisations to tackle local digital skills challenges to build thriving and inclusive local economies. Devon County Council, on behalf of the HotSW LEP, is seeking to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable professional to fulfil the […]

Engineering company capitalises on ‘huge’ nuclear opportunities in South West

10/09/2018

A smart shift in focus to capitalise on nuclear industry growth has boosted business and increased exposure for a South West-based engineering company. Nuclear sector growth across the region has seen SC Innovation, a specialist engineering company, secure work on new projects, win new clients and create jobs. The company has recently completed tests on […]

Great South West set to rival Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine

07/09/2018

Press release from Heart of the South West, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnerships A campaign to highlight the South West’s economic potential and make the case for Government investment on a par with other UK regions has been launched at Westminster. An alliance of business leaders, local authorities and higher […]

Foreign Direct Investment into the Heart of the South West continues to rise

23/08/2018

The Heart of the South West has performed well this year in attracting both new foreign direct investment (FDI) to the area as well as supporting expansion of existing FDI.   FDI figures show further significant investment growth building upon last year’s successful results, as announced in the Department for International Trade Inward Investment Report for 2017/18.  The report […]