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Become a Solent LEP Business Director

We are currently not seeking to appoint Directors to the Solent LEP Board.

The Solent LEP board takes responsibility for shaping economic strategy in the region, including the development of the Strategic Economic Plan and Local Industrial Strategy for the area.

Alongside strategy development, the LEP is a major capital investor in the Solent economy and is delivering a growth programme valued at over £1.8bn supported by a £247m LEP investment, working with HM Government to create new jobs and enable new homes to be built in the Solent.

The Solent LEP is a balanced board with a mixture of different skills and backgrounds, covering both the economic geography of the Solent area and the key sectors. In consideration of this, and in order to complement the skills and experience of our existing Board Directors, we would welcome applications from individuals with expertise in major national infrastructure and key international gateways.

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.

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:

  • 9 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.

We are not currently seeking to appoint new directors however to find out more about the Director roles, and the application process, please click here for the Information and Application Pack.

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