SWBC in the News

The South West Business Council works closely with regional and national governments as well as Local Enterprise Partnership and local authorities to ensure that the strategic interests of the South West are clearly represented.

We have over 20 years experience of guiding and supporting South West businesses and our board brings huge experience from the worlds of finance, law, education, communications, digital, business networks, development, social enterprise and the environment.

As a voice for the South West business community, we regularly comment on key topics impacting the wider region in the media.

Please see below the latest examples of the South West Business Council in the news:


2023

JULY

Annual Dinner keynote speaker

South West small business funding

APRIL

New Board Members

MARCH

New Board Members

International Womens Day

FEBRUARY

A303 dualling project

JANUARY

Julie Hawker awarded MBE:

2023 Plymouth construction projects

SWIG Finance streamlines its structure

South Devon College

Levelling up bid


2022

DECEMBER

Skills Summit:

West Country Womens Awards:

Energy Leaders conference:

Devon Business Closures

Julie Hawker to recieve MBE:

South West Wish List

OCTOBER

Plymouth Business’:

Climate change action:

SEPTEMBER

Plymouth City Centre redevelopment:

Gravity Campus:

Tech South West Awards:

Forder Valley Link Road:

Stonehenge Tunnel Scheme:

SWBC Quarterly Conference September 2022:

AUGUST

Message to the next Prime Minister:

SWBC Quarterly Conference September 2022:

JULY

South West Cyber Resilience Centre (SWCRC) Webinar:

Torridge Maritime Centre:

JUNE

Cornwall Business Awards:

Plymouth businesses face recession:

Rail strike effects:

MAY

Plymouth household prices:

APRIL

City College Plymouth receives Google status:

UK infrastructure:

Midas debt:

Levelling Up Funding:

Queens Award:

Ferry Service:

MARCH

Ukraine invasion:

Rising fuel prices:

Impact of the Ukraine campaign:

Exeter to North America air link:

Plymouth Region ‘powerhouse’:

Spring Statement:

Aerospace Funding Boost:

FEBRUARY

Midas collapse:

JANUARY

SWBC begins marketing partnership with Astley Media:

Midas collapse:


2021

DECEMBER 

Omicron variant:

NOVEMBER 

New Flybe HQ:

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Queen Diambi Kabatusuila’s visit:

OCTOBER 

Autumn Budget:

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Queen Diambi Kabatusuila’s visit:

AUGUST 

Stonehenge tunnel project: