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.

What we do

About us

Membership

Latest news

News from SWBC and its members

Career Mentor Scheme

The University of Exeter is excited to announce the expansion of the Career Mentor Scheme. We are seeking new career mentors, do you think you would like to be involved? Now in its 10th year, the Career Mentor Scheme is a popular employability programme which matches...

Queens Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which are run by The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), are the UK’s most prestigious business awards. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories...

Horses needed 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...

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.