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

  •  20/09/19

    First ever Maritime UK Awards put spotlight on innovation

    The shining stars of the UK’s £46.1bn maritime sector were applauded last night (September 19) as the first ever Maritime UK Awards took place.
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  •  18/09/19

    Solent LEP to help businesses across the region prepare for Brexit

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are supporting businesses to access free expert and specialist advice as part of the Government’s national business readiness programme. A series of workshops across the region are available for businesses to attend, to prepare for Brexit and beyond.
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  •  16/09/19

    LEP Backing Investment in Island Rail Infrastructure

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), have today welcomed Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris announcement of £26m investment from the Department for Transport into the Island Line.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  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 15/08/19

    The Solent Local Industrial Strategy: Emerging Evidence Base

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  •  Posted 13/08/19

    Equality and Diversity Policy

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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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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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