• The destination of choice for growing companies

  • The destination of choice for growing companies

  • The destination of choice for growing companies

  • The destination of choice for growing companies


The large County of Devon offers an enviable mix of coast, cities, countryside and towns. Devon has a strong economy showing 67% growth over the last decade, and a highly-skilled workforce with over...
The Atlantic and Bristol Channel coasts attract prestigious companies from marine-based industries such as Babcock International and J&S Marine. The proposed North Devon Tidal Demonstration Zone...
The City of Exeter offers vibrancy and culture and has already attracted a number of major companies to the Heart of the South West, including The Met Office, Alcoa Howmet, Flybe and The Blur Group...
Somerset’s £9 billion economy boasts many significant companies and supply chain opportunities across a number of strong and growing sectors.   EDF will embark on Europe’s largest engineering...
Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City has a strong maritime heritage. Plymouth ranks 1/3 for its quality of life against 20 of Britain’s largest cities and provides over 106,000 jobs, offers highly-skilled...
Torbay, comprising Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, is home to a growing cluster of advanced engineering, electronics and photonics companies including Spirent Communications plc, Gooch & Housego,...

Foreign companies relocate to the UK to benefit from a common language, for ease of trading within the UK and across Europe, and a strong, growing economy. The UK Government offers competitive tax rates, and on-going support to foreign companies.


Many UK-based and foreign-owned companies relocate to Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay to operate within prosperous industry clusters, including major Primes such as AgustaWestland, Alcoa Howmet, Babcock, EDF, Thales and many more.  Thousands of successful small and medium sized businesses make up strong supply chains.


Companies, colleges and universities work in partnership to create world-leading, innovative industry solutions and ideas, putting the Heart of the South West firmly on the R&D map. A highly-skilled, yet affordable workforce enjoy beautiful coasts and countryside, exciting cities, excellent healthcare and education services, all leading to unbeatable quality of life.


Each area link offers direct contact with Local Inward Investment teams, access to up-to-date property registers, expert local knowledge and contacts, assistance with planning and finance, and vital quality of life information.


The Heart of the South West:

•           Established advanced engineering, manufacturing and technology industry clusters.

•           A highly skilled, affordable labour supply.

•           Innovative R&D in collaboration with world-leading universities.

•           Variety of high quality development sites.

•           Excellent transport links to London, the Midlands and internationally by road, rail, air and sea.

•           Public and private sectors working in partnership with business to create an environment for growth.

•           Unbeatable quality of life for education, health, housing, culture, food and leisure time.

•           Access to unique Soft Landing business support, grants and incentives.