News Update
27th November 2017

South West Rural Productivity Commission Report

Four South West LEPs: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Heart of the South West and Swindon and Wiltshire, have commissioned an independent enquiry 


26th September 2017

New start-ups embark on SpaceTech South West business incubator

Out of several applications, four new companies from Cornwall, the UK and abroad were selected to participate in the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative (


20th September 2017

New Bridge funded by Growth Deal

The new £2.7 million pedestrian and cycle bridge near Roundswell in Barnstaple has opened to the public earlier this month.


4th July 2017

Schools and businesses commended for employability support

 Schools and employers from across the county have officially been awarded new Charter status by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for their work in helping to i


21st June 2017

CIOS LEP welcomes Space Industry Bill

Government plans to make the UK the most attractive place in Europe for commercial space flight have been welcomed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP


16th June 2017

Brexit. What does it mean for business in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset & Torbay

 An online survey to gather evidence about the impact of Brexit is being promoted by the Heart of the South West LEP and local authority partners in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.


14th June 2017

New Service to help businesses take up supply opportunities from Hinkley Point C

 Two South West LEPs: The Heart of the South West (HotSW) and West of England (WoE) have launched a new business support service to enable small and medium-sized businesses take up the multiple supply chain opportunities from EDF’s new build


17th May 2017

First completion at new East Dorset business park

 The first new development at a major new business park in East Dorset is now complete.


7th May 2017

Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Newquay Airport

 The Aerohub Enterprise Zone offers two investment-ready development sites dedicated to cutting-edge aerospace and space businesses.



11th April 2017

SW Rural Productivity Commission calls for evidence from rural businesses and stakeholders

The South West Rural Productivity Commission has been established as a partnership by four LEPs in the South West of England: The Heart of the South West (HotSW LEP), Dorset LEP, Swindon & Wiltshire (SWLEP), Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly


2nd April 2017

South West Parternship Executive Appointed

To aid the development of the Great South West concept a South West Partnership Executive has been appointed.


1st April 2017

Major economic boost for Dorset as Enterprise Zone opens for business

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is pleased to announce Dorset’s new Enterprise Zone as open and ready for business.

Dorset Innovation Park is being marketed internationally, nationally and locally as an a


7th November 2016

South West Growth Charter is launched!

A Growth Charter, aimed at boosting prosperity and productivity in the South West, has been sent to Government ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.


16th October 2016

Nuclear South West brings opportunities to the region

Nuclear SW – delivering £50 Billion of nuclear opportunities to the South West business community and workforce over the next decade

HotSW LEP is working hard to ensure that the catalyst of the first new nucl


1st January 2016

Greater Connected - Transforming Strategic Connectivity in South West England

Greater Connected; Transforming Strategic Connectivity in South West England; is an independent, business led review on strategic priorities that has been produced by Jim French CBE and endorsed by the CBI and the five South West L



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