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Solent LEP seeks input on Strategic Economic Plan

15/09/14

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting local businesses and stakeholders to a consultation session on the 6th October at the Ageas Bowl in Hedge End to discuss progress on delivering the £2.8bn Strategic Economic Plan to transform the local economy.…

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£1.85m funding competition opens for business

19/08/14

The Solent LEP has today (Tuesday 19th August 2014) re-launched the Bridging the Gap fund, a grant funding competition for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and new start-ups in the Solent. …

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Solent Enterprise Zone businesses now eligible for up to £1m funding each

18/08/14

Businesses on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus have received a boost this week with news that they can now apply for up to £1m of funding each.…

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Solent Enterprise Zone businesses now eligible for up to £1m funding each

18/08/14

Businesses on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus have received a boost this week with news that they can now apply for up to £1m of funding each.…

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Solent LEP on the hunt for new director candidates

11/08/14

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors.…

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Funding news

22/09/14

Bridging the Gap Fund

£1.85m grant funding competition for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and new start-ups in the Solent.

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18/09/14

Solent Employer Ownership of Skills Programme

A new £1.5m fund that could help marine and maritime, advanced manufacturing and defence employers plug the skills gap and grow their businesses was launched at the PSP Southampton Boat Show today.

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15/08/14

Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund

The Solent Enterprise Zone Advanced Manufacturing Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses based on or moving to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus.

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05/08/14

Isle of Wight Expansion Fund

The Isle of Wight Expansion Fund has been established to support businesses that operate on the Isle of Wight.

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14/07/14

Solent Defence Growth Partnership SME Fund

One million pounds is up for grabs for Solent SMEs developing unmanned marine systems such as autonomous boats and submarines.

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