Press Release

New Venue for the Big Bang South West 2019

CSW Group is delighted to announce that the 2019 Big Bang South West regional fair will be held on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at Westpoint arena, Exeter.

Working in partnership with a range of key stakeholders across the public and private sector, we are thrilled to bring this prestigious regional celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) to a brand new venue for 2019. This large and flexible space offers us the opportunity to enhance the experience gained by young people and schools attending and to increase the range of hands-on STEM related activities.

The 2019 event will welcome over 3000 young people through the doors, and host an amazing array of engaging activities under one roof. The day will include; a show stage featuring live science shows, interactive hands-on exhibits and activities showcasing businesses from across the region, and the chance to find out more about careers and opportunities in STEM related sectors.

The event is open to primary and secondary schools and home-schooled children.

Alongside the shows and exhibits the event will also host the southwest regional heat of the national Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers competition, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony. The winners will represent the region at the National finals in March 2020 at the NEC Birmingham.

The Big Bang South West regional fair is part of a programme of events taking place across the South West region, for more information on events near you, visit The Big Bang website.

Paul Hobson, CEO, CSW Group said: “We are excited at the potential the 2019 venue offers. The venue enables us to open the Big Bang Fair South West to an even bigger audience, inspiring young people about STEM careers and highlights the amazing opportunities on offer from some of the most prominent and most exciting STEM employers across the region .”

Karen Woodward, Head of Operations, South West Business Council said: “We are excited to be supporting CSW Group to bring the Big Bang South West regional Fair to Westpoint in 2019. We know from our employers how in-demand people with STEM and technical skills from all backgrounds will be in the future. This event presents a wonderful opportunity for young people to get hands-on experience of STEM subjects and meet with regional, national and even international employers.”

To register to attend the Big Bang Fair South West, visit;


For businesses who are interested in getting involved by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact  01392 215501


Notes to Editors

The Big Bang is a national programme run by Engineering UK to bring Science and Engineering to life for young people. The programme has been delivered in the South West* region by CSW Group since 2010.

*The SW region covers; Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.

CSW Group are transition management specialists. Offering information, guidance, and support to people and organisations as they move through different stages of their lives.  A not-for-profit social enterprise; CSW Group reinvest any operating surpluses into new products and services, organisational development, and community based projects across the country.

For more information contact:

Sam Ansell  | STEM Manager | CSW Group |