Strategy Development Case Studies


Heart of the South West Strategic Economic Plan & ESIF Strategy

Buckman Associates Ltd has supported the Heart of the SW LEP through a number of important commissions. In 2013/14 we worked as part of a small team within the LEP to develop the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and the ESIF strategy for the area, which set out key priorities for growth. Alongside this, Buckman Associates Ltd supported the LEP in a series of bids for Growth Deal funding, securing £130m and £43m in two tranches of funding.

In 2018, in partnership with Southern Horizons (UK) Ltd, we supported the LEP to develop a Delivery Plan for its Productivity Strategy. This involved working closely with the LEP’s leadership groups, as well as sectoral task and finish groups, to identify the key actions necessary to take forward delivery of the plan.

In 2019, the team went on to support the LEP to develop its Local Industrial Strategy. This involved working very closely with the LEP core team as well as representatives from Government to agree shared priorities and joint commitments to achieve transformational growth in the area. Whilst publication has been delayed due to external events, the strategy is being used to guide local activity. It also forms the basis of the emerging Covid-19 response which the team is supporting the LEP to develop.

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