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Join us at the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Forum

19/12/14

The Solent LEP is working with colleagues at Southampton City Council to establish a Social, Voluntary and Community Sector Forum. The new group will help shape the work that the LEP will undertake in the sector as part of its Strategic Economic Plan. …

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BAE Spearfish torpedo upgrade creates 40 jobs and secures 100 more for the Solent

15/12/14

This week saw brilliant news for the Solent's defence sector as Secretary of State, Michael Fallon, announced an upgrade to the Spearfish torpedo on his visit to the BAE UK Centre of Excellence for Torpedoes. …

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Grant funding support event for local businesses to be held on the Isle of Wight

10/12/14

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of the third ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place on the Isle of Wight next month. …

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New Business Blog Launched

04/12/14

The Solent LEP has launched a new weekly blog on LinkedIn. In our first update, Chairman Gary Jeffries provides a view from the Solent on this years Autumn Statement.…

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Export boost for Solent businesses: Firms get extra help to set sail for success

26/11/14

Two key business support organisations have teamed up to ensure companies across the Solent are getting the best possible help to boost overseas sales.…

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Funding news

10/12/14

Grant funding support event for local businesses to be held on the Isle of Wight

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of the third ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place on the Isle of Wight next 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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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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