Tag Archives: Heart of the South West

Highbridge Enterprise Centre hits warp-speed

Businesses in Somerset now have even more help to grow with the help of the County Council’s network of Enterprises Centres. The Highbridge Enterprise Centre, which is already home to 15 businesses and 35 jobs, has had a £470,000 expansion. Three more light industrial units have been opened, providing an extra 234 square metres of […]

Help us help you: Heart of the South West message to Minister

Leaders from authorities across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) are calling on Government to help them play a greater role in getting ready for the impacts of Brexit. In a letter to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), signed jointly by Cllr David Fothergill, Chair of the HotSW Joint Committee […]

Heart of the South West on National Government Agenda as Local Industrial Strategy Announced

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, is in the second wave of areas to benefit from working with the Government to develop their local Industrial Strategies, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced. HotSW is one of six areas to get this vote of confidence […]

Regional leaders set for productive first meeting

Leaders from across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) are set to agree a strategy to double productivity across the region when they meet next month. The first ever HotSW Joint Committee meeting will be held on Friday, 2 March at Plymouth County Council. It is open to the public and will be live […]

Contractor announced for centre of excellence for Somerset business

The approved contractor for a £1.16 million project to boost Somerset’s economy and help new businesses to thrive in rural areas has been announced by Somerset County Council. South West Highways Ltd has been awarded the contract to build Highbridge Enterprise Centre, a centre of excellence for new business start-ups in the County. Work on […]