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

Free Coca Cola tasting at Duchy College

Coca Cola has visited a Cornish college to give out free samples and advise young people on the impact of the upcoming sugar tax. The government is introducing a sugar tax in April and Coca Cola has sent a representative to the College in an effort to explain its...

Newquay students earn return of top surf competition

Students from Cornwall are carving reputations as well as waves in the world of surf, with the announcement that they have once again been asked to host a major UK pro surf event. UK Pro Surf Tour (UKPST) is returning to Watergate Bay this spring and students from...

Portuguese students gain work experience in Cornwall

Exotic animals were just one of the highlights for two Portuguese students on work experience in Cornwall. Duchy College, in collaboration with Launceston College, hosted the pair along with their teacher from an Erasmus partner school in Portugal. The students, from...

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.