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About Us

Government Office for the South West (GOSW) works with regional partners and local people to help deliver the Government's central aims in the region, to achieve high and stable levels of growth and employment and build an inclusive and prosperous society that can develop in a sustainable way.

From our offices in Bristol and  Plymouth we represent the work and interests of several Government departments. Internet links to these can be found below.  

We are well placed to tackle issues that cut across the boundaries of more than one Whitehall department and as part of central Government, we also inform the development of departments' policies from a regional perspective.
Jon Bright, our Regional Director, heads up seven Directorates: 
  • Children and Learners
  • Organisational Development, Transformation & Resilience
  • Economy, Growth and Regeneration
  • Local Government  
  • Regional Strategies,Housing & Planning
  • Safer and Stronger Communities  
  • Environment, Transport and Climate

The Regional Director of Public Health and the Regional Public Health Group are co-located with GOSW. We also work alongside a small team from the Central Office of Information.

Contact information

Customer Service Team
Corporate Services Directorate
Government Office for the South West
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
tel: 0117 900 1700
fax: 0117 900 1900

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