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South West companies recognised for world-leading marine and maritime innovation with £1.85m funding

12 innovative companies have been offered a share of almost £1.85 million of funding from the Innovate UK Launchpad for the Great South West. This Innovate UK Launchpad provides innovation…

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South West to lead transition to electric vehicles with UK’s biggest gigafactory

Britain’s largest gigafactory will be built in Somerset, in a vote of confidence for the region’s ‘clean energy powerhouse’ status. The gigafactory, which will be one of the largest of…

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Region’s leaders focused on how the South West can deliver for the UK 

How the South West can lead and deliver for the UK economy was the key focus for the region’s senior leaders as they met in Somerset. The Great South West…

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National role of South West takes centre stage at ‘Delivering for the UK’ conference

Importance to UK security and resilience in energy, defence and food in spotlight A major conference focusing on the UK’s future prosperity is to be held in the South West.…

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Three key roles open within the Great South West Executive team

The Great South West Partnership is looking for two new Deputy Directors to join the Executive Team, and an Executive Support Officer to support the Director. The Great South West…

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South West showcase to focus on commercialisation of agritech to deliver food security

Food security is cited as one of the biggest challenges facing the UK, with agri-tech recognised as a major component in the development of a secure and sustainable food supply…

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Cornish Metals announces plans for tin mine project in 2024

The AIM-listed company is working to revive production at the South Crofty mine near Redruth. A Cornish mining company has said it will start “underground infill drilling” this year as…

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Cornwall to play central role in the UK clean energy ambitions

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Cornish landscape was transformed by copper and tin mining. The industry became so globally renowned that, in 2006, select mining locations across Cornwall…

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Great South West’s potential to deliver UK growth to be promoted on national stage

Since its formal launch at the House of Lords in January 2023, the Great South West Partnership has created a powerful voice of the region’s business leaders, universities, colleges, academics,…

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Great South West seeks expertise for independent economic review

The Great South West is inviting proposals for a strategic Independent Economic Review (IER) of our region. The review will build on our previous prospectus ‘Securing Our Future,’ providing a…

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