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

  •  04/05/18

    New report highlights value and contribution of Solent maritime sector

    • Maritime sector contributes 20% of Solent economy • Trade worth £77.5 billion passes through Solent ports
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  •  09/04/18

    Powering the Solent - Second Stakeholder Event

    The Solent LEP is developing a new forward facing and industry led Heat and Power Strategy and Action Plan to 2050 for the Solent.
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  •  23/03/18

    Plans revealed for new maritime centre of excellence at Portsdown Technology Park

    QinetiQ and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are set to begin a £23m redevelopment project at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) that will create up to 100 jobs.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Solent LEP Board Meetings

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  • Funding Panel Meetings

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  •  03/07/18

    Land Property Infrastructure Delivery Panel

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  •  13/07/18

    Solent LEP Board (1)

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  •  27/09/18

    Solent LEP Business Support Investment Panel - September 2018

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PUBLICATIONS

  •  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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  •  Posted 07/03/18

    Solent LEP Annual Report 2017

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The Solent Area

Business Support and Innovation

People and Skills

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