On Friday 21 October 2016 the South West business community, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local leaders, Members of Parliament and academic institutions came together at the University of Exeter for the South West Growth Summit hosted by Pennon.
Following over £30m of Government funding through Enterprise Zones, the focus was on how the South West can secure further investment, particularly in vital infrastructure connecting the region and increasing skills to boost productivity and earnings. The Summit included two high profile panel discussions and a keynote speech from Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid. Panel discussions were chaired by the Editor of the Western Morning News, Bill Martin, and featured local leaders, MPs, Local Enterprise Partnerships, academics and business leaders.
One outcome of the Summit was the creation of a South West Growth Charter, a positive, forward-looking vision for the region’s economic future. It sets out the region’s ideas for making the most of the opportunities available as the UK leaves the European Union and was presented to Government ahead of the Autumn Statement.
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A NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SOUTH WEST
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
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