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Final call for new Solent LEP Panel Members

18/11/14

Business and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector leaders in the region have been registering their interest in joining LEP delivery panels since 28th October and the Solent LEP is now seeking final, full applications for the roles on offer. …

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Grant funding support event for local businesses to be held in Southampton

11/11/14

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of the second ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place in Southampton next month. …

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Port boss joins Solent LEP board

04/11/14

Southampton’s port boss, Nick Ridehalgh, has been elected as a director of Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership).…

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Solent Young Entrepreneurs

29/10/14

To date, the Solent LEP’s (Local Enterprise Partnership) Young Entrepreneur Fund has awarded 10 young people with a share of £39,000. These business leaders of the future, all aged 16 to 24, were given a head start by the fund. …

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Solent LEP on the search for 16 of the best

28/10/14

Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) is calling for the most driven and knowledgeable business and voluntary sector leaders in the region to join its panels and have their say on key issues in the Solent.…

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Funding news

11/11/14

Grant funding support event for local businesses to be held in Southampton

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of the second ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place in Southampton next month.

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22/10/14

Local businesses receive grant funding support from Solent LEP

Business men and women from across the Solent region flocked to Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday (20 October) to hear about grant funding and business support available in the area.

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07/10/14

Local businesses invited to learn about grant funding support

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of a ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place in Portsmouth later this month.

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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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