Heart of South West Productivity Strategy

Document type: Promotional literature

Prepared by: Heart of the South West LEP

Date: Jan 2017

#LivingBetter Prospectus

Document type: Promotional literature

Prepared by: Heart of the South West LEP

Date: Jan 2017

Economic Modelling

Document type: Technical Report

Prepared by: Strategic Economics

Date: Sept 2017

This report sets out a framework to support the setting of realistic macro targets and the monitoring of future micro interventions for productivity growth.

Heart of the South West Productivity Strategy Consultation Response

Document type: Consultation response

Prepared by: Torbay Council

Date: Dec 2017

This document summarises findings from the South West Draft Productivity Strategy consultation period which ran between October-December 2017. It includes feedback from 58 individual responses to an online survey, in addition to 34 written representations and feedback gathered from two ‘LEP conversations’ (business events).

Productivity-led Growth (place theme)

Document type: Supporting document, prepared to inform the Productivity Strategy

Prepared by: Business Leadership Group

Date: Summer 2017

This document feeds into the Productivity Strategy and considers the nature and geography of the following issues:
  • digital connectivity and resilience
  • business infrastructure
  • natural capital
  • energy transmission and distribution.

Productivity-led Growth (people theme)

Document type: Supporting document, prepared to inform the Productivity Strategy

Prepared by: Business Leadership Group

Date: Summer 2017

This document feeds into the Productivity Strategy and provides an analysis of the Heart of the South West’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in relation to people based factors.

Productivity-led Growth (business theme)

Document type: Supporting document, prepared to inform the Productivity Strategy

Prepared by: Business Leadership Group

Date: Summer 2017

This document feeds into the Productivity Strategy and provides local intelligence and ideas from the LEP’s Business Leadership Group around driving productivity in businesses.

Skills and Productivity in the Heart of the South West

Document type: Technical Paper

Prepared by: University of Exeter

Date: Jan-Mar 2017

This paper examines the relationship between skills and productivity and explores the performance of the Heart of the South West area across a wide range of skills-related measures including:
  • the skills pipeline
  • skills of the existing workforce (including employer propensity to train and the and the quality of leadership and management)
  • attracting and retaining talent
  • types of jobs that are likely to be in demand in the future
  • the extent and nature of unemployment in the area
  • demographic issues.

Driving Productivity in the Heart of the South West: Lessons from Other Regions

Document type: Technical Paper

Prepared by: University of Exeter

Date: Jan-Mar 2017

Through a series of case studies, this paper looks at a number of approaches adopted to boost productivity and growth in other UK and European regions.

Productivity Growth in the Heart of the South West Technical Paper

Document type: Technical Paper

Prepared by: University of Exeter

Date: Jan-Mar 2017

This paper provides an understanding of the trends and drivers of economic growth compared to other LEPs. It also seeks to determine the extent to which economic growth can be attributed to rising employment levels or gains in productivity.

Creativity and Productivity in the Heart of the South West

Document type: Technical Paper

Prepared by: University of Exeter

Date: Jan-Mar 2017

This paper examines the relationship between creativity and productivity. It specifically focuses on:
  • the growth of the creative industries and the spill-over benefits for the local economy
  • the correlation between engagement with arts and culture and health and wellbeing (and its correlation with productivity)
  • opportunities for creative clusters
  • the role the creative industries in driving regeneration and growth
  • the importance of arts education to the skills agenda
  • cross-sector links.

Driving Productivity in the Heart of the South West Consultation Engagement

Document type: Consultation response

Prepared by: Torbay Council

Date: Jan-Feb 2017

A summary of the responses received from 44 organisations to an online consultation on the green paper which ran between January and February 2017.

Driving Productivity in the Heart of the South West – Green Paper (updated July 2019)

Document type: Green Paper

Prepared by: University of Exeter

Date: Jan 2017

Drawing on a variety of published statistics, this report aimed to set out the productivity challenges facing the Heart of the South West, compared to other areas as well as the assets within the area. It posed a series of questions and invited feedback from partners through a consultation process.

SQW Heart of the South West Brexit Report 04.05.18

Document type: Brexit Report

Prepared by: Devon County Council

Date: