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

  •  16/08/19

    New funding opportunities launched today

    We're backing business to unleash productivity in the Solent through brand new funding opportunities launching today.
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  •  12/08/19

    We are seeking new director candidates

    The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking a prominent business leader to join its Board of Directors.
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  •  09/08/19

    Airbus join forces with us for Maths in Action

    Earlier this month, we collaborated with Airbus for Maths in Action, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop that invited maths teachers from local schools to Airbus’s Portsmouth site to see practical examples of how the subject they teach is applied within the workplace.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  05/09/19

    Business Growth Clinic - New Forest - 5 Sept

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  •  05/09/19

    Come and Collaborate on Solent ERDF Calls

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  •  06/09/19

    Solent LEP New Fund Launch: Funding Facts for Support Organisations

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  •  09/09/19

    Maritime UK Regional Spotlight

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  •  11/09/19

    Solent LEP Prosperity Fund: Large Projects & Programmes Webinar (1)

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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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