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

  •  09/09/19

    Solent LEP on the hunt for new Skills Advisory Panel Members

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting for business leaders and representatives of other key organisations to join its new Skills Advisory Panel, including a Private Sector Deputy Chair.
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  •  12/08/19

    We are seeking new director candidates

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking a prominent business leader to join its Board of Directors.
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  •  09/08/19

    Airbus join forces with us for Maths in Action

    Earlier this month, we collaborated with Airbus for Maths in Action, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop that invited maths teachers from local schools to Airbus’s Portsmouth site to see practical examples of how the subject they teach is applied within the workplace.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  03/10/19

    Business Growth Clinic - Fareham - 3 Oct

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  •  07/11/19

    Business Growth Clinic - Havant

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  •  21/11/19

    Big Networking Night 2019

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  •  05/12/19

    Business Growth Clinic - Eastleigh

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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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