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Register now for our free ERDF info event on 11th July in Exeter


New ERDF funding opportunities for the Heart of the South West are expected to be launched at the end of June. In support of these ERDF calls for project proposals, the HotSW LEP is holding a free ‘ERDF Info Event’ from 14.00 to 16.30 (registration from 13.30) on 11th July in Exeter. The event will […]

  Unlocking Gravity’s future: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the construction of a new link road to enable the delivery of the 635-acre Enterprise Zone


  £3.94 million Growth Deal funding awarded to link road scheme at Gravity, a new 635-acre Enterprise Zone in Somerset First real estate private company to receive Growth Deal funding for transport infrastructure Road construction will be complete in Autumn 2020  Gravity will be the UK’s leading innovation campus underpinned by Clean Growth, embracing an […]

London Tech Week Showcases HotSW Digital Skills Success


The Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership is supporting London Tech Week, and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is showcasing exemplars of great tech businesses throughout the country. The focus today is on Plymouth tech company who have recently launched their app in March this year that helps individuals […]

May Newsletter


May 2019 The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is a strong and dynamic partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and further education across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay with the purpose of leading and influence economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the Heart of the South West. About the Newsletter […]

Digital Skills Innovation Fund – Project Evaluation Invitation to Tender


INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) for the Digital Skills Innovation Fund Evaluation (DSIF). A commission is released for one organisation to carry out an in depth comparative evaluation, measuring the effectiveness of four DSIF projects, of which HotSW is one, funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport Digital Skills Innovation Fund. Interested organisations […]

MPs come together to launch the great south west group in parliament


On Tuesday 30th April, MPs from across the Great South West region came together with local leaders and businesses to launch the Great South West All Party Parliamentary Group. The new group will be chaired by Sir Gary Streeter MP and Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP and will bring together MPs, councils and businesses from […]

HotSW LEP celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West


A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced. The new South West Institute of Technology will establish a range of new buildings and facilities across the region. HotSW LEP is delighted to be a partner in a successful multi-million pound […]

***Job Opportunity*** Skills for Nuclear Coordinator


The Heart of the South West LEP is seeking an experienced professional to support and align the region’s collective skills and employment approach for the requirements of Hinkley Point C. Working closely with EDF Energy and its supply chain; regional training providers and the South West hub of the National College for Nuclear; and wider […]