Business and investment support​

Maritime investment support for the South West of the UK is available through Maritime UK South West.

We offer tailored business and investment support to companies interested in relocating, investing and growing here. Whether you are already in the UK or based overseas, setting up a new company or based on the South West of the UK and keen to work with one of our world-class Maritime research institutions, we can help you.

Maritime UK South West is a large public / research / private partnership, set up to continue to strengthen marine and maritime-related economic growth and productivity across the South West of the UK.

We offer a comprehensive, confidential, free of charge advice, business support, signposting and investment service, including:

  • Introductions to any of the 22 research institutions to discuss collaborations, partnerships and / or use of R&D and testing facilities.
  • Networking opportunities with other companies and industry experts.
  • Referrals to a variety of business support organisations.
  • Access to recruitment, apprenticeship and training support.
  • Local and national government contacts.
  • Tailored property and investment site searches, including Enterprise Zones which offer additional support and incentives.
  • Introductions to relevant trade and industry associations.

Maritime investment support for the South West of the UK is available through Maritime UK South West, working in partnership with the Department for International Trade to encourage overseas companies to invest in the area, Department of International Trade support includes:

  • Assist with visa applications and other immigration issues.
  • Discuss business set up procedures and options.
  • Provide banking, UK tax and incentives advice.
  • Share insights into specific markets based on your needs.
  • Provide bespoke exporting support and advice.

The strength of Maritime UK South West is its network. If you are looking for partners for specific collaboration we also have a strong record of making the right connections and finding the appropriate means of funding to help get your innovative marine idea of the ground.

For any Maritime UK South West enquiries, please contact us at:

X: @maritimeukSW