Science and Innovation Audit confirms UK digital economy is driven by the southern England
A new government sponsored Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) has revealed that the South of England – Innovation South, is the backbone of UK’s digital economy. Stretching from Dorset to Kent and from Berkshire to the Isle of Wight, Innovation South covers eight counties across southern England, with a total economic output of £225.3 billion, accounting for 13.7% of UK’s economic output.
Solent: The UK Naval Centre of Innovation and Excellence
The HMS Prince of Wales has today, Friday 8th September 2017, been officially named at a ceremony in Rosyth attended by Solent LEP Director and Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Donna Jones, and Solent LEP Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Mountifield.
The Solent LEP takes responsibility for shaping economic strategy in the region, including the development of a Strategic Economic Plan for the area and delivery of a growth programme valued at over £1.8bn supported by a £183m Local Growth Deal with Government to create new jobs and enable new homes to be built.