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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Transport Investment Plan Consultation


The Solent LEP invites you to participate in the development of a new Transport Investment Plan for the Solent area.…

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Solent Growth Deal Consultation July 2015


The Solent LEP is seeking views on the ability of the following capital project to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan. …

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Brian Johnson joins Solent LEP Board of Directors


Brian Johnson, UK Business Development Director at BAE Systems Maritime, has been elected to join Solent LEP’s (Local Enterprise Partnership’s) Board of Directors. It comes following a call for prominent business leaders to join the board earlier this summer.…

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Solent LEP Meetings


Information from Solent LEP meetings including copies of meeting packs and meeting notes. …

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Solent LEP Events


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

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Funding news


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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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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Young Entrepreneur Fund

£100,000 grant funding competition for 16 - 24 year old young entrepreneurs in the Solent.

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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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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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