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, eight 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.

Our vision is to create an environment that will bring about sustainable economic growth and private sector investment in the Solent. It will assist this globally competitive area reach its full potential, enabling existing businesses to grow, become more profitable and to be greener; enabling the creation of new businesses and attracting new businesses to the region.

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

  •  01/02/18

    Solent LEP investment helps UK’s first cancer immunology centre hit £25m target

    A £4.5m investment from Solent LEP has helped a world-leading Centre for Cancer Immunology hit its £25m funding target.
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  •  29/01/18

    COULD YOU HELP US TRANSFORM THE SOLENT ECONOMY?

    The Solent LEP is seeking a talented individual to join the LEP team as the Solent LEP Head of Capital & Infrastructure.
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  •  22/01/18

    Solent LEP Board members sign up for Pompey CEO Sleepout

    Two Solent LEP Board members have signed up for a fundraising initiative that will see them spend the night outside to help raise money for charity.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Solent LEP Board Meetings

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  • Funding Panel Meetings

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  •  21/02/18

    Employment & Skills Board - February 2018

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  •  22/02/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel

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  •  26/02/18

    Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 16/02/18

    Assurance Framework

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  •  Posted 19/07/17

    Enterprise Solent

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  •  Posted 18/07/17

    Innovation Fund Guidance Document

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  •  Posted 31/03/17

    Solent Productivity Investment Fund Guidance - Skills

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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