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

  •  12/12/18

    Floating Bridge Consultation - Have your say

    The Solent LEP is consulting on the Floating Bridge business case for a period of twelve weeks. There are just over 2 weeks to go until the consultation closes on 28th December 2018.
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  •  04/12/18

    The Solent region leads the nation in preparing young people for work

    The Solent region leads the nation in preparing young people for the world of work, according to a new report published by The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC).
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  •  22/11/18

    Solent region responds to National Infrastructure Assessment

    Representatives from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and the region’s business community came together at the Port of Southampton this week to discuss the future of infrastructure in the UK as part of a visit by the National Infrastructure Commission.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  14/12/18

    Solent LEP Board Meeting & Strategy Session

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  •  13/12/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel - December 2018

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  •  07/12/18

    Solent LEP Marine and Maritime Steering Group Meeting - December 2018

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  •  16/11/18

    Solent LEP Land Property & Infrastructure Advisory Panel Meeting - November 2018

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  •  09/11/18

    Solent LEP Finance Funding Performance Management Group - November 2018

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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

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People and Skills

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