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.

Our vision is to create an environment that will bring about sustainable economic growth and private sector investment in the Solent. It will assist this globally competitive area reach its full potential, enabling existing businesses to grow, become more profitable and to be greener; enabling the creation of new businesses and attracting new businesses to the region.

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

  •  22/01/18

    Solent LEP Board members sign up for Pompey CEO Sleepout

    Two Solent LEP Board members have signed up for a fundraising initiative that will see them spend the night outside to help raise money for charity.
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  •  08/01/18

    NEW YEAR. NEW OPPORTUNITY.

    Could you help us transform the Solent Economy? The Solent LEP is seeking talented individuals to join the LEP team across three new positions critical to delivering the LEP Board’s vision of a future facing Solent Economy.
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  •  18/12/17

    Solent Growth Deal Consultation December 2017

    The Solent LEP is seeking views on the ability of the following capital projects to contribute to the Solent Growth Strategy as set out in the Strategic Economic Plan.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Solent LEP Board Meetings

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  • Funding Panel Meetings

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  •  02/02/18

    Solent LEP Finance Funding Performance Management Group - February 2018

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  •  21/02/18

    Employment & Skills Board - February 2018

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  •  22/02/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  Posted 15/01/18

    Assurance Framework

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  •  Posted 19/07/17

    Enterprise Solent

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  •  Posted 18/07/17

    Innovation Fund Guidance Document

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  •  Posted 31/03/17

    Solent Productivity Investment Fund Guidance - Skills

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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