Our vision is to create an environment which will better facilitate growth and private sector investment in the Solent area, allow business to grow, become more profitable, greener and enable new businesses to form and prosper.


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Latest from the blog 15/04/14

A new plan to create a climate for sustainable growth in the marine and maritime industry in the Solent, linked to the Solent Strategic Economic Plan, has been published today.…

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Solent enterprise zone

Solent Enterprise Zone

We have attracted significant Government funding to develop an enterprise zone at Daedalus in Gosport – to further boost economic growth. It has the potential to create new businesses and much-needed jobs on the Gosport peninsula as well as creating wider benefits for the Solent area.

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growing places

28/01/14

£3m fund to improve Solent infrastructure is open

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today opened a fourth round of bidding to its Solent Growing Places Fund for infrastructure projects that will create new jobs and homes in the Solent.

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08/11/13

Solent LEP announces a £14 million funding package to help mitigate shipbuilding loss

Following the disappointing news that shipbuilding operations at Portsmouth Naval Base will cease in the second half of 2014, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has acted quickly to launch a £14m package of support to mitigate the impact of this decision on the Solent economy.

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regional growth fund

23/01/14

£2.46m fund launched for Isle of Wight businesses

Businesses in the marine, maritime and advanced manufacturing sectors on the Isle of Wight are being urged to apply for grants from a new £2.46m fund set up by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in collaboration with the Isle of Wight Council.

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18/10/13

Deadlines Announced For LEP SME Funding

The Solent LEP has announced the next set of deadlines for a number of its SME focused funding streams.

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