Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

Heart of the South West
Local Enterprise Partnership

Putting The Region's Economic Future On The National Agenda

Coast Communications provides strategic communications support for the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP's purpose is to influence economic outcomes for Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. Sharing its vision amongst stakeholders throughout the South West as well as nationally, is vital to the LEP's long term objectives of leading economic growth, driving job creation and increasing prosperity across the heart of the South West.

As a one of the key partners to the Heart of the South West, Coast Communications manages a complex and sustained communications programme including comprehensive stakeholder engagement initiatives to bring about positive change.

We help the partnership engage a diverse and influential group of individuals at all levels, from central and local Government and business leaders, to regional and national decision makers and investors. This highlights our needs and challenges while putting a spotlight on the tremendous opportunities the Heart of the South West has to offer.

Simultaneously, Liz Waugh was invited to act as interim Chief Executive in Spring 2012, pending recruitment of a permanent CEO in June 2013. Facilitating the complex operational, financial and strategic decisions of the LEP as an emerging body has given us further valuable insight into the commercial and public sectors of the region. As a result, we are able to build upon our established networks and reinforce the consultancy's understanding of the business and infrastructure dynamics across the South West.