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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LEP Gives Green Light to Transformational Growth Projects

25/03/15

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has today announced the first major five projects identified in the Strategic Economic Plan to receive financial backing. …

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Solent LEP announces funds to create jobs and improve infrastructure

25/03/15

More than 100 individuals from organisations across the Solent area attended the latest Solent LEP business support event on Friday 20th March at Portsmouth Guildhall.…

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Young Solent entrepreneurs get £21,000 head start in business

23/03/15

An app for creatives, video creation and a unique clothing brand… just some of the money spinning ideas that have resulted in young entrepreneurs in the Solent area being awarded a share of £21,000.…

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Solent LEP Events

12/03/15

Information from Solent LEP events including copies of event agendas and presentations.…

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Council leader visits funding beneficiaries

05/03/15

Portsmouth City Council leader and Solent LEP board director Donna Jones has visited beneficiaries of the Solent LEP’s (Local Enterprise Partnership) Bridging the Gap fund on Wednesday afternoon (4 March), following the news that a further £12m has been allocated for the area from the Government’s Local Growth Deal. …

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Funding news

23/05/15

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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27/03/15

Solent Growing Places Fund

The Solent Growing Places Fund is a £16,739,000 fund to support infrastructure projects that unlock new jobs and homes in the Solent.

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27/03/15

Young Entrepreneur Fund

£100,000 grant funding competition for 16 - 24 year old young entrepreneurs 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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