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

  •  08/04/19

    Another year of success for the Solent

    Building on previous years' successes, we announced a year of success at our AGM last Friday, celebrating 12 months of delivering projects that have boosted the region’s economy and enhance opportunities for local communities.
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  •  04/04/19

    We're working on a Local Industrial Strategy for a prosperous 2050

    We're launching the work we're doing to develop a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) to set the area on a pathway to a more prosperous future for all. The Annual Conference provided us with a first opportunity to set out our programme of activity, and, importantly, for our delegates to discuss the key challenges and opportunities for the economy now and in the future.
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  •  21/03/19

    New Solent region collaboration to host ‘business with borders’ growth event

    The ‘Winning in the Solent Region’ event has been organised by Portsmouth and Solent universities, in partnership with Solent LEP and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. ‘Winning in the Solent Region’ #WISR2019
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  24/04/19

    Capturing Happiness: Modern UX Practices and Happiness Index

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  •  29/04/19

    Land Property Advisory Panel

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  •  08/05/19

    Solent East Careers Hub Executive Forum

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  •  14/05/19

    Solent Local Industrial Strategy consultation workshops - Isle of Wight

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  •  16/05/19

    Solent Local Industrial Strategy consultation workshops - New Forest

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 01/04/19

    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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