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

  •  13/11/19

    Expert in Residence Programme adopted at the LEP

    The Solent LEP is working with HM Government and NatWest to launch the Expert in Residence programme, which aims to increase the number of women based in the United Kingdom to move from intending to start a business to actually doing so
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  •  29/10/19

    We celebrate RS Aqua relocation to the region

    We accompanied local politicians and business leaders this month to welcome RS Aqua, suppliers of high-specification marine instrumentation and submersible systems, to Portsmouth. The high-growth business relocated to the region after we provided them with funding to support their move and expansion.
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  •  11/10/19

    Solent LEP welcomes Hampshire Councillor to Board of Directors

    In a second week of announcements regarding new Board directors, we have appointed Councillor Judith Grajewski from Hampshire County Council to be a Local Authority Director. Councillor Grajewski is Executive Member for Public Health at Hampshire as well as also a Councillor at Eastleigh Borough Council.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  20/11/19

    Gosport Enterprise Fair 2019

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  •  20/11/19

    SIGHT - Supporting Innovation and Growth in Healthcare Technologies

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  •  21/11/19

    Big Networking Night 2019

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  •  05/12/19

    Business Growth Clinic - Eastleigh

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  •  12/12/19

    Business Support Investment Panel Meeting (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 06/11/19

    Quarterly Economic Bulletin - Autumn 2019

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  •  Posted 04/10/19

    Maritime UK Solent

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  •  Posted 26/09/19

    Introducing Maritime UK Solent

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  •  Posted 15/08/19

    The Solent Local Industrial Strategy: Emerging Evidence Base

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The Solent Area

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