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

Exeter College Festival of Carols Raises Money for Charities

Exeter College Festival of Carols Raises Money for Charities

Students, parents, staff and the Exeter community joined together to celebrate Christmas at Exeter College’s Festival of Carols in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, all in the name of charity.  The annual event celebrated the college’s exceptionally talented...

Exeter College Flying High in NICDEX 2019 Rankings

Exeter College Flying High in NICDEX 2019 Rankings

Exeter College has once again been ranked as one of the top colleges in the country in FE Week’s annual NICDEX rankings. This latest ranking means that Exeter College has never left the top five since the ranking’s inception four years ago. The Ofsted Outstanding...

Exeter College Celebrates Microsoft Innovative Educators

Exeter College Celebrates Microsoft Innovative Educators

Exeter College and Microsoft joined forces to celebrate the digital innovators at the heart of the college’s Digital Transformation. Leaders from Microsoft’s Education Team gathered alongside Exeter College staff to celebrate the one year anniversary 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.