Gradsouthwest pledges to #backthesouthwest

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gradsouthwest pledges to #backthesouthwest – the campaign set to ignite future growth and opportunities in the South West.

Business and education leaders, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Local Authorities from across the region have come together to form The Great South West to push forward the campaign.

The campaign aims to get South West businesses to work collaboratively to promote the SW as a great place to live and work, lobby MPs and commit to supporting regional strategies and opportunities. Now other businesses across the region are being asked to get involved.

Dr Deborah Watson from Gradsouthwest said: “As a South West based business we understand the importance of working collaboratively to be successful. This is a great place to live, work and thrive. It’s time to take action and shout about our region.
“We are very proud to support the campaign and I’d like to ask more businesses to get involved and show their support to #backthesouthwest”.  

“What we need to do to keep graduates in the area is to promote the South West. You need them to realize that you can not only have a wonderful life here but you can work here, enjoy working here and build a career here.”

Rozz Algar, SW Partnership Executive from Great South West explained: “The #backthesouthwest campaign has really taken off with more and more South West businesses getting involved. We’d like to thank all the organisations that have pledged their support so far.
“The whole ethos of Great South West is about working together to ignite future growth and opportunities. 
“But we can only be successful if we work together. We need everyone to get behind the campaign and Back the South West, publicly pledging their support – together we can increase prosperity and productivity for all.”

Businesses can get involved by:

•    Tweeting their support using the #backthesouthwest hashtag
•    Downloading and displaying the official campaign badge by visiting:
•    Continuing to put pressure on our MPs to promote the South Wes