North Devon Manufacturers Association

Heart of the South West Growth Hub & LEP

Heart of the South West Growth Hub and Heart of the South West LEP exist to create business and employment opportunities throughout Devon and Somerset.

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is available for all businesses, whatever size or sector. The Growth Hub is a single point of contact – completely free at the point of access – for all businesses seeking advice and support on any issues relating to the operations and aspirations of their business; signposting to international, national or local resources.


The Growth Hub operates a number of business support programmes, start-up tools and advice.


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP is a strong and dynamic business-led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges.


Projects where the LEP has secured Growth Deal funding, the LEP is working with a wide range of partners to deliver investment. For other sources of funding, such as EU monies, the LEP plays a key role in ensuring that funding allocated by government departments is meeting local needs.

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