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Brexit Business Readiness Event: Plymouth On Thursday 3 October


The UK is leaving the EU on the 31 October Do you run a business? Are you Brexit ready? Find out what you need to do to prepare by attending your free, local Brexit Business Readiness Event at the Jurys Inn on Thursday 3 October Get direct advice and support from government advisors to help […]

New Digital Momentum initiative provides free digital skills training to under-represented groups in the Digital Sector


The new Digital Momentum initiative was launched by Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership following a successful bid for a £255 thousand share of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) £1 million national Digital Skills Innovation Fund.  Running until spring 2020, the 12 month pilot scheme will provide free digital training and support for up to 150 people from Torbay, Devon, Plymouth and Somerset, and targets groups which […]

What is “clean growth” and what could it mean for the Heart of the South West area? Find out at our Annual Conference and AGM


This FREE event is aimed at the private, public, education and third sectors. Regularly attracting around 300 delegates and 40 stands, the Conference is an opportunity to meet with the wider LEP partnership and to network with other stakeholders. This year’s theme of “Clean Growth” is at the forefront of the HotSW Local Industrial Strategy […]

Double business boost as Enterprise Centres have lift off


Two business-boosting enterprise centres for Somerset have taken a great leap forward with work now underway at the sites in Wells and Wiveliscombe. Units have been craned onto the old Karro Food Group site at Sandys Moor in Wiveliscombe and will form part of the new, purpose-built centre which will offer ten offices, two meeting […]

Exit Import and Export Helpline launched this week


The Government’s Exit Import and Export Helpline (0300 3301 331) has been launched to support business in their preparations for Brexit. The helpline will provide up-to-date signposting and guidance to help businesses prepare for Brexit – and to continue to operate afterwards – through a single point of enquiry. The helpline will primarily support traders and hauliers […]

First stage submission for the Great South West prospectus


The first stage submission for the Great South West prospectus has been sent to the Minister of State Jake Berry, along with the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretaries of State for BEIS and HCLG.  It will be followed by a more detailed prospectus in October.   Click here to download the latest […]

Building Sustainable Towns and Cities Conference – London, 18th September


Building Sustainable Towns and Cities will bring together local authorities, planning consultants, architects, house builders, EIA consultants and contractors. The conference aims to provide solutions to many housing and development issues and will discuss best practice with those charged with planning and building the cities of the future. Organised by Environmentanalyst Ltd the conference takes […]

High Potential Opportunity in the Heart of the South West


The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership with support from partners at TDA have won a competitive bid to promote the area’s High Potential Opportunity in Photonics & Microelectronics, working as part of UK wide programme with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the area. Already […]

***Job Opportunity***


    Heart of the South West LEP Lead for Inward Investment Full time: £46,122 pa closing date 1 August