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

  •  10/08/18

    LEP to Supercharge Small Business Support

    Solent SMEs and entrepreneurs looking to start-up a business are invited to access the LEPs new and improved business support service.
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  •  10/08/18

    LEP Seeks Projects to Transform Solent Prosperity

    The Solent LEP has today opened an invitation for businesses and other organisations to apply for funding from the new Solent Prosperity Fund.
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  •  25/07/18

    Chair of Solent LEP welcomes strengthened role for LEPs

    LEP business leaders today welcomed publication of the government’s Review of Local Enterprise Partnerships, and the additional £20m funding that underpins it. It will enable LEPs to continue to build on their strengths as unique business led local organisations, brokering business partnerships, developing local Industrial Strategies, and setting the economic direction that shapes their local area.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  05/09/18

    Large Projects Workshop

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  •  27/09/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel - September 2018

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  •  03/10/18

    Employment & Skills Board - October 2018

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  •  19/10/18

    Solent LEP Board Meeting (1)

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  •  24/10/18

    Innovation & Business Support Panel

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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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