Report Confirms South West Universities Huge Contribution to Revenue, Jobs and Growth in the Region
A new report from Universities UK (UUK) has, for the first time, quantified the economic benefit generated by the region’s 12 Universities.

West Country Universities Worth Billions of Business to the Region’s Economy
The West Country’s universities’ are worth more than £3.9billion to the region’s economy, according to a report published recently.

UK Universities Generate £73bn of Output and Account for 3 per cent of UK jobs
Universities’ substantial contribution to the economy is revealed in a report released today that shows they generated £73bn of output and accounted for 2.7 per cent of all UK employment.

Contribution of UK Universities to National and Local Economic Growth
Speech by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts to the Universities UK (UUK) conference.

Would you want a ‘Minister for the South West’ under Labour plans?
Labour would bring back a ‘Minister for the South West’ under plans to devolve powers to the regions, the party has announced.

Ed Miliband – Labour Will Use English Devolution to Rebalance UK Growth
Party leader to say a Labour government would use economic devolution to bring prosperity to city and county regions.

West of England LEP Appoints New Skills Director to Drive Jobs Growth Strategy
A new Director of Skills has joined the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (WE LEP) to deliver their vision of developing a well-educated and well-motivated workforce to meet business needs now and in the future.

The Growth Hub to be Unveiled at Oxstalls Campus this September
The Growth Hub – a pioneering partnership between GFirst LEP (the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire) and the University of Gloucestershire – will open its doors in September this year at the University of Gloucestershire.

Massive Warehouse Park on Swindon’s Eastern Fringe Would Create 2,000 Jobs
Developers have submitted a planning application for a 1.25 million sq ft business park on Swindon’s eastern outskirts which they say will create more than 2,000 jobs and meet demand for new warehousing.

Jobseekers and Employers Will be Brought Together at North Bristol Jobs Fair
Employers and jobseekers will be brought together in north Bristol next month at a jobs fair.

Bristol Team Win Enterprise and Employability Competition
A team from the University of Bristol has emerged victorious from the UK’s premier enterprise and employability skills competition – the Universities Business Challenge 2013-2014 (UBC).