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With over 20 years’ experience of supporting our members, the South West Business Council works closely with businesses from a diverse range of sectors to help them navigate challenges and achieve their ambitions.

We are in regular dialogue with government departments and have a strong reach into local authorities, including the Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as prominent regional organisations such as Tech South West, the South West Cyber Resilience Centre and the National Composites Centre.

Craig Moore

Our membership with SWBC enables us to gain insight and influence strategic direction in regional matters, and also explore opportunities for us to collaborate on client-facing initiatives and challenges. SWBC’s excellent networking opportunities have meant meeting some really key individuals and organisations, as well as introductions that have enabled us to work on joint assignments.

Craig Moore

Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Our SWBC membership has afforded us the ability to engage with a vast network of businesses from across the South West, of all shapes and sizes, while also keeping us up-to-date with important stories from the region.

Gavin Jones

Managing Director, Elixel

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Charity Partner
of the year

The South West Business Council are proud to support the South West Coast Path Association as our Charity Partner for this year. The South West Coast Path Association is a registered charity working to protect and conserve the South West’s coastal path to promote tourism and encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy our region’s diverse and beautiful landscape.

SWBC have their finger on the business pulse and they use their substantial national reach, strategically, to both support and promote the South West business community on the national stage, and to keep the local business community fully informed. SWBC’s refreshingly collaborative approach has really helped to facilitate joint initiatives and collaborations, aimed at supporting the SW business community, and long may that continue.

Lynne Rathbone

Corporate Partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP