Business engagement in the Heart of the South West

Local businesses will soon be able to find out more about what HotSW is doing to help businesses throughout the area.

The aim is to improve how we communicate with our stakeholders and a number of business groups have agreed to help.

A lot of what we do is strategic – championing priorities with government, developing partnerships and attracting funding.  As a result, the subsequent benefits to business are not always obvious.

The recent appointment of Heidi Hallam, Partnerships Manager for the LEP, should help to improve this.  Heidi wants to meet with a variety of business groups and discuss how we can improve our engagement with local businesses.

Heidi said, “My role is about engaging with the business community, local authorities and other stakeholders.  It is also about supporting partnerships to take forward the Strategic Economic Plan, EU Structural and Investment Fund Strategy (ESIF) and Growth Deal.

“I will try to help you to connect with the most suitable person – be they inside the LEP or from another organisation”.

If your business group would like to talk to Heidi, please email