YOUR LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

The Solent LEP is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent. It is a partnership organisation between the business community, the Further Education and Higher Education sector, three unitary authorities, five district councils and one county council, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

The Solent LEP area is anchored around the Isle of Wight, the two cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the M27 corridor and the Solent waterway. 

We have six priority areas for investment, these are Skills, Business Support, Innovation, Infrastructure, Strategic Sectors and Inward Investment & International Trade. 

For more information please take a look at our Productivity and Growth Strategy Update.

NEWS

  •  10/07/19

    Port champions international trade

    Portsmouth International Port has thrown its support behind a brand-new national awards ceremony recognising the best of the UK’s maritime sector. The port, a key gateway to and from the UK for ferries, cruise and freight, has been named as a key partner of the first ever Maritime UK Awards
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  •  08/07/19

    Maritime Minister backs the inaugural Maritime UK National Awards

    Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has given her backing to the inaugural Maritime UK National Awards that we are hosting in Southampton in September. Speaking in London, Ms Nusrat said there was no better time to recognise and celebrate the UK’s world leading maritime sector.
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  •  07/06/19

    Solent LEP opens further opportunity to take part in Local Industrial Strategy survey

    Work to develop a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) to set the Solent area on a pathway to a more prosperous future for all is well underway and the input from businesses, local authorities, academic institutions and the public received to date is helping to identify the key challenges and opportunities for the economy now and in the future.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  29/07/19

    Southampton Boat Show 2019 - Event Promotion

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  •  29/07/19

    National Marine Week

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  •  12/09/19

    Business Innovation South Expo

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  •  21/11/19

    Big Networking Night 2019

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 27/02/19

    Assurance Framework

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  •  Posted 11/06/18

    Solent LEP Maritime Brochure

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  •  Posted 19/07/19

    Solent Economic Profile Executive Summary

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  •  Posted 19/07/19

    Solent Economic Profile

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  •  Posted 19/07/19

    Consultation summaries of the Local Industrial Strategy Working Sessions

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  •  Posted 03/06/19

    Powering the Solent: To be the UK’s leading gateway for innovative and sustainable heat and power solutions by 2050

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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