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

  •  22/01/19

    Construction begins on Fareham College’s new £4.1m Civil Engineering Training Centre

    Construction of Fareham College’s new £4.1m Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) officially began last week with a breaking-ground ceremony marking and celebrating the start of the project.
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  •  17/01/19

    Floating Bridge Consultation - Have your say

    The Solent LEP is consulting on the Floating Bridge business case for a period of twelve weeks. The consultation commenced on Friday 5th October 2018 and closes on Friday 28th December 2018.
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  •  17/01/19

    Tender for experienced team to develop a long term Solent Local Industrial Strategy

    The Solent LEP is inviting bids from suitably qualified, independent, experienced and resourced support to develop a long term Solent Local Industrial Strategy. The Local Industrial Strategy is to be based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy, for agreement with Government by 29th February 2020.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  25/01/19

    FFPMG 25 January 2019

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  •  29/01/19

    Solent Marine & Maritime Steering Group (SMMSG)

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  •  30/01/19

    West Cluster Meeting

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  •  07/02/19

    East Cluster Meeting

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  •  14/02/19

    Large Project Advisory Panel

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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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