News: 2020

City of London Corporation signs first of its kind £40m PPA for Dorset solar site

The City of London has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Voltalia for a 49MW solar farm in Dorset, in what it claims is a first of its kind…

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Boost for South West’s floating offshore wind ambitions

Plans to build floating windfarms in the Celtic Sea to generate clean power and create thousands of green jobs have taken a major step forward after being shortlisted by UK…

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The Great South West sends a message to Boris Johnson

 Article by Hannah Finch on Plymouth Live Economic leaders say that now more than ever, the government needs to get behind The Great South West initiative to secure the prosperity…

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More Growth Hub resources to help businesses through coronavirus pandemic

Growth Hubs across the South West are reporting multiple increases in phone calls and in web traffic as businesses seek support through the coronavirus pandemic. Growth Hubs, which are managed…

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Budget 2020 – What does it mean for LEPs in the Great South West?

Hear from the LEPs of the The Great South West. Karl Tucker, Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership said: “We’ve been campaigning for the dualling…

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Government urged to back the South West with budget commitment to level-up UK

The Great South West partnership is hoping for £2 million seed funding in the budget As we await this week’s budget, the Great South West partnership is hoping for £2m…

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Great South West APPG Writes to New Chancellor

Sir Gary Streeter MP, Chair of the Great South West All-Part Parliamentary Group, has written to the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to continue the commitment of his predecessor…

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Statement about Flybe in administration

Steve Hindley, Chair of the Steering Group of the Great South West Partnership, which spans the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas of Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, the Heart…

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Chancellor Urged to Back The Great South West

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, is being urged to back the Great South West in the Budget and help kick start ambitious plans to create the UK’s first…

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The South Coast Marine Cluster announces partnership with Cornwall Marine Network and rebrand as “Maritime UK South”

This week the South Coast Marine Cluster will rebrand as part of a collaboration with Cornwall Marine Network to form Maritime UK South West, becoming part of the national body…

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Great South West partners deliver investment roadmap to Local Growth Minister

An economic roadmap to drive a £45 billion uplift to the South West economy has been formally presented to the government. The Great South West prospectus sets out how the…

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Great South West partners target £45 billion economic boost

A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West the latest growth alliance…

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