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Become a Solent LEP Business Director


The Solent LEP has a balanced Board of Directors with a mixture of different skills and backgrounds, covering both the geography of the Solent area and key sectors. The Board is made up of:

  • 8 Business (B) Directors
  • 5 Public Authority (P) Directors
  • 1 Higher Education (H) Director
  • 1 Executive (E) Director who is also the Solent LEP Chief Executive

The Solent LEP is the first LEP in the country to have established a fully elected Board of Directors and Business Directors are elected by the Solent LEPs Business Members.

Our Business Directors play a key role in developing local solutions to enhance the economic prospects within the area. They help plan, support and direct the economic growth of the Solent, and act as ambassadors for the area on a local, national and international stage.

All Directors offer their time to the LEP on a voluntary basis and the time commitment is significant; up to an average of two days per month.

Please note that the organisations of all LEP Business Directors must be registered as Business Members of the Company. Further information on Business Membership is available here.

If you are interested in joining the LEP Board, you can register your interest by emailing us with your name, title and organisation to: vicki.soris@solentlep.org.uk and we will notify you as soon as the next application process opens.