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

  •  29/01/19

    Join us at our Annual Conference 2019: The Countdown to Brexit

    We are proud to announce that our Annual Conference 2019 - ‘Countdown to Brexit' will take place at the Hilton Ageas in Hedge End, 9.30am to 2.00pm on Tuesday 12 March.
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  •  24/01/19

    Solent LEP raises awareness of new UK maritime strategy report: Maritime 2050

    The Solent LEP is raising awareness to a new report, launched today (24 January) by the Department for Transport, which shines a light on the UK maritime industry, setting out the government’s long-term strategy for the sector.
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  •  24/01/19

    Solent Local Enterprise Partnership constructs 'Pathways to Discovery' for junior school pupils

    The LEP has set up a new and innovative fund for all junior schools in the Fareham, Gosport, Havant, and Portsmouth areas to inspire young people
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  18/02/19

    Employment & Skills Advisory Panel - February 2019

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  •  25/02/19

    Brexit Masterclass: Embracing the Opportunities & Facing the Challenges of Brexit

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  •  27/02/19

    Brexit Masterclass: Recognising the potential impacts of Brexit on your business finances, and taking command of your forward plan

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  •  06/03/19

    Brexit Masterclasses: Embracing the Opportunities and Facing the Challenges of Brexit

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  •  11/03/19

    Embracing the Opportunities and Recognising the potential impacts of Brexit on your business finances

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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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