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HotSW LEP welcomes rail investment but urges Government for full commitment


The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) welcomes the £80m investment in the Dawlish rail line announced on Friday, but says the answer to addressing the region’s connectivity lies in commitment to the delivery of the whole scheme, not just the section at Dawlish. The LEP – which is charged with […]

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


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


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 […]

Works at Plymouth Charles Cross Starts on Site


Work has begun on the part-Growth Deal funded Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme in Plymouth; and are expected to be completed by winter this year. Charles Cross roundabout is one of the city’s busiest junctions and is on the route for the majority of the city’s buses.  When completed, the scheme will help enable economic growth […]

Job Opportunities – South West Energy Strategy


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


  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


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 […]