The business voice for a better future

The South West Business Council is the economic partnership for the South West of the UK, representing the interests of businesses across the region, nationally, and across the world.

The business voice for a better future

The South West Business Council is the economic partnership for the South West of the UK, representing the interests of businesses across the region, nationally, and across the world.

An introduction to SWBC

About SWBC

The South West Business Council is the economic partnership for the South West of the UK. We shine a spotlight on regional capabilities that are ahead of the field nationally and around the world, providing evidence of the South West’s differentiation in a global marketplace and providing a single voice that describes an open, innovative, dynamic and exciting region.

With a track record of over 18 years, we broker high-level connections between the private, public, and third sectors and lobby on regional issues of importance to the business community. Working at a strategic level, SWBC works hard to ensure that the best decisions are made to deliver sustainable economic prosperity for the South West; an economy of over £30 billion. Above all, we focus on delivering and enabling insight, innovation and impact for every business across the South West.

South West Business Council activities are supported by private sector membership. We focus on bringing new opportunities to life for our members by operating as an enabler, a catalyst and an honest broker and by sharing strategic insight and information. Make a difference, Join our network.

What we do

About us

Membership

Latest news

News from SWBC and its members

Stronger Together taskforce launches

Stronger Together taskforce launches

Supporting Greater Exeter’s recovery from coronavirus crisis. A group of Exeter organisations has come together to create a taskforce to support Greater Exeter during the coronavirus crisis. The Stronger Together taskforce includes representatives from Exeter Chamber...

CSW Group Supply Chain

CSW Group Supply Chain

CSW Group is looking for new supply chain partners who can deliver specific requirements for our Dorset, Devon and Somerset ESF projects 2019-2021. If you have a track record of delivering regulated and non-regulated learning using a virtual platform, then we would...

STEM Graduates into Business – Small Business Workforce Fund

STEM Graduates into Business – Small Business Workforce Fund

Are you adapting your business? Is your business supporting the Covid-relief effort? Do you need new skillsets NOW?  The University of Plymouth’s STEM Graduates into Business project is pleased to provide the Small Business Workforce Fund to support eligible small and...

Events

The South West Business Council organise quarterly conferences, which link closely to our strategic priorities, and also an Annual Dinner in October.

Keynote speakers are often from outside the region, delivering insights from a national and sometimes international perspective

We also work with our members to promote their own respective events, occasionally collaborating on joint event initiatives.