Meet The Growth Hub

Based in Plymouth, our Online Business Advisers are aware of the unique business landscape within Devon and Somerset. Each adviser has local knowledge and advisory skills to effectively guide, refer and introduce you to the most appropriate level of support for your business needs.

We understand the challenges that you face whilst building and growing a business in the region. The team is here to help you overcome these and to enjoy the incomparable reward of living in the heart of the South West.

The Growth Hub is a point of contact for any business, operating in any sector who wishes to discover what business support opportunities and services are available to them. Our Advisers are armed with information about local and national business support schemes, services and events. Please note, unless our Advisers inform you otherwise, the Growth Hub does not deliver the business support service that we will introduce businesses to.

The Growth Hub is the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s main mechanism for engaging with businesses in the HotSW LEP area. The Growth Hub is funded through the HotSW LEP and Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).


The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Growth Hub covers the Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay geographic area.

We can help businesses at any stage of operation, of any size and from any sector. You can easily check whether your business sits within a Local Authority area that we cover below:

  • Dartmoor
  • East Devon
  • Exeter
  • Exmoor (Devon & Somerset)
  • Mendip
  • Mid Devon
  • North Devon
  • Plymouth
  • Sedgemoor
  • South Hams
  • South Somerset
  • Torridge
  • Taunton Deane
  • Torbay
  • Teignbridge
  • Torbay
  • West Devon
  • West Somerset
  • We do not cover North Somerset & BANES