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

Thousands of Students Create a Big Bang in Exeter

   The energy was sky high as thousands of students from across the South West flocked to Exeter on Tuesday 25th June to enjoy the biggest science festival in the region. The annual Big Bang Fair South West took place on June 25th at Westpoint Arena Exeter,...

Spaces available for working livery at Duchy College

Award-winning Duchy College is seeking horses to live at the College’s rural Stoke Climsland campus to take part in the training of its students. The equine yard staff are hard at work preparing for the new groups of students and horses, and are looking for a variety...

Buddy Benches make school children’s day

Two custom made ‘Buddy Benches’ are helping to create new friends and combat loneliness at Treverbyn Primary School. Made by students studying at Cornwall College, Engineering Lecturer, Luke Bazeley explained the project began after a plea for help from the Friends of...

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.