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


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


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


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


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 […]

Heart of the South West will rise to the challenge as Government strengthens the role of LEPs


The Government’s Review of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) published yesterday, will enable LEPs to continue to build on their strengths as unique business led local organisations, brokering business partnerships to deliver projects at pace, setting the strategic economic direction that shapes their region, generating private sector investment, pitching for government funds, and helping local businesses […]