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.

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

  •  23/10/18

    Solent LEP aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York to launch Maritime Nations Forum

    Delegates from MaritimeUK, including Solent Maritime Sector Lead, Kevin George, were aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth yesterday as it was anchored near New York to launch the Maritime Nations Forum with U.S. counterparts.
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  •  08/10/18

    LEP Chairs Unite to Strengthen role of Solent and Enterprise M3 LEPs

    The Solent LEP have today published a joint letter from Solent LEP Chairman Gary Jeffries and Enterprise M3 Chairman Dave Axam to HM Government in response to the LEP Review: “Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships”.
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  •  08/10/18

    Solent Growth Deal Consultation Update

    The Solent LEP is currently seeking views on the ability of two capital projects to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan for the area.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  16/11/18

    Solent LEP Land Property & Infrastructure Advisory Panel Meeting - November 2018

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  •  07/12/18

    Solent LEP Marine and Maritime Steering Group Meeting - December 2018

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  •  13/12/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel - December 2018

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  •  14/12/18

    Solent LEP Board Meeting & Strategy Session

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 18/06/18

    Assurance Framework

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  •  Posted 11/06/18

    Solent LEP Maritime Brochure

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  •  Posted 30/05/18

    Isle of Wight Infrastructure Investment Plan

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  •  Posted 04/05/18

    The economic role and contributions of the maritime sector in the Solent LEP area

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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