Great South West News

12th August 2021

Towards 2030: Reimagining the Visitor Economy in the South West

The Great South West Tourism Partnership has released a new prospectus that sets out the key priorities to deliver clean growth and become the most accessible and inclusive destination in the UK. 

Read the full report


30th June 2021

APPG calls on Government to recognise Great South West as regional powerhouse

Great South West Partnership All Party Parlimentary Group's chair, Sir Gary Streeter MP, today took the opportunity during PMQs to ask the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for Government recognition of the Great South West. 


14th June 2021

Cornwall announces bid for City of Culture 2025

Cornwall has announced its intention to bid for City of Culture 2025 in a move that would put the UK's cultural spotlight on the far South West for a year. The official announcement comes at the end of the G7 summit

11th August 2020

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 Research and Innovation (UKRI).

3rd June 2020

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 of the region as it looks to rebuild with the green economy at its heart

7th May 2020

More Growth Hub resources to help businesses through coronavirus pandemic

Growth Hubs across the South West experience significant increase in enquiries from businesses during COVID-19. Find out how the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, the Dorset Gateway and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have helped.

13th March 2020

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

Hear from the LEPs of the The Great South West

10th March 2020

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

7th March 2020

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 in office and support the Great South West partnership.

6th March 2020

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 of the South West

6th February 2020

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 clean energy powerhouse.

31st January 2020

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 Maritime UK.

22nd January 2020

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.

13th January 2020

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 to rebalance the UK economy.


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