In May 2016, the SWLEP board approved the creation of Sub-groups under the board level to oversee the implementation of the Strategic Economic Plan. The 5 priority sub-groups are:- 
  • Skills and Talent; 
  • Transport; 
  • Digital Capability; 
  • Place Shaping; and 
  • Business Development
The role of each Sub-group is to: 
  • Oversee the development, implementation and delivery of the SWLEP's strategic objectives; 
  • Provide advice and support to the SWLEP Board policy matters;
  • Review the delivery of projects and programmes; and 
  • Undertake stakeholder management. 
The Sub-groups are accountable to the SWLEP Board and chaired by a Board Member.