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Support for Start Ups

Are you thinking of starting a business, or do you have a product/service ready to sell? - If so, we want to hear from you. 

The Solent LEP Growth Hub is your FREE local business support service. The service is available to all Solent based start ups and those looking to turn an idea into reality. 

The Solent LEP Growth Hub aims to make it easier for you to access the right type of support you need which will vary based on the stage, size and your current needs of your business. The service acts as an impartial first point of contact for your business and will equip you with the tools and techniques to develop your business.  

Our team of expert Business Support Executives understand the complex opportunities faced by you as Start up and have created a vast range of relationships and networks that can connect you both locally and nationally, enabling you to unlock your businesses potential. 

As a Solent LEP Growth Hub client you can access support with;

  • Finance and Funding

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Export, trading

  • Talent and Training

  • Research and Innovation

  • and much more.

We also operate a series of regular:

  • Business Clinics - where you can meet with a business support executive 1:1 and discuss your business needs; and

  • Masterclasses - a series of topic related workshops that provide insight, information and contacts in an area to help grow your business. Sessions are delivered by industry experts.

All sessions are FREE to attend. To keep up to date with whats happening next and how to get involved, subscribe to our newsletter HERE and follow our events page HERE for updates. 

To speak with a member of the Solent LEP Growth Hub complete the enquiry form below. You will receive a call within 72 hours from a Business Support Executive to discuss your enquiry. 

Enquiry form

* these fields must be completed to submit your enquiry

1. Contact details

2. What's your Start Up/idea growth ambition?

3. How can we help?


To keep up to date with funding, events and opportunities click here or follow us on twitter or LinkedIN. You can also contact us by email to enquiries@solentlep.org.uk or call 02392 688055.



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