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.


read more about solent lep

we have 5 strategic priorities

Latest from the blog

Solent LEP steps up SME support

27/02/15

Businesses across the Solent are set to benefit from a wealth of support to help them grow. The Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) will put its weight and financial backing behind a Solent Business Support Hub, a ‘one stop shop' that helps businesses with free help, expert advice and signposting to funding opportunities. …

Read more

EU Funding in the Solent

27/02/15

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging organisations to attend an update in Portsmouth next month on around €40m European Union funding which will be made available across the Solent region. …

Read more

Solent LEP to hold EU Funding Event

17/02/15

On Tuesday 10th March we will be holding an event to provide a Solent European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) Programme Implementation Update. …

Read more

Young People Given Opportunity With Local Enterprise

06/02/15

Since 2011, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made skills a priority area of work in its efforts to grow in the local economy. Key initiatives have included funding the £12m CEMAST Skills centre at the Solent Enterprise Zone, providing a £100,000 Young Entrepreneur Fund and making £1.5m available through the Solent Employer Ownership of Skills Programme. …

Read more

£500m investment secured to drive growth in the Solent

30/01/15

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £27.1m invested in the Solent area between 2016 and 2021. …

Read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more
©2015 Solent lep site by sandison pay