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

  •  14/05/19

    Solent LEP chips in to £11.8m enhancement to support smaller manufacturers

    As a result of the successful delivery of an original £10.3 million business support programme, small and medium sized business manufacturers have been given a major boost this week.
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  •  09/05/19

    More time for residents and businesses to help shape the region’s future - Local Industrial Strategy survey extended

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has extended the deadline for you to have your say on the kind of place you want the Solent area to be in the future. The Solent Local Industrial Strategy is a major opportunity for the area to set out an ambitious future to bring forward sustainable growth and raise prosperity for all. The deadline to share your views with the LEP is now 17 May 2019.
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  •  27/04/19

    The Solent area clinches bid to host brand-new maritime industry awards

    The Solent has been chosen to host a brand-new national awards ceremony recognising the best of the UK’s maritime sector.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  04/06/19

    Regenerate South Annual Conference

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  •  11/06/19

    Seawork 11th - 13th June 2019

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  •  11/06/19

    Hampshire Meet The Buyer

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  •  19/06/19

    ‘Winning in the Solent Region’ #WISR2019

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  •  12/07/19

    Careers Summit (1)

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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 08/04/19

    Economic Bulletin for the Solent - Spring 2019

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  •  Posted 08/04/19

    Annual Report 2018

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  •  Posted 21/03/19

    Local Industrial Strategy - Join the conversation

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  •  Posted 01/03/19

    Gosport Infrastructure Investment Plan 2019

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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