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, eight 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

  •  13/06/19

    Deadline extended for Maritime UK Awards

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  •  07/06/19

    Solent LEP opens further opportunity to take part in Local Industrial Strategy survey

    Work to develop a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) to set the Solent area on a pathway to a more prosperous future for all is well underway and the input from businesses, local authorities, academic institutions and the public received to date is helping to identify the key challenges and opportunities for the economy now and in the future.
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  •  03/06/19

    Stellamar sign up as first sponsor for the national Maritime Awards

    Stellamar has thrown its support behind a brand-new awards scheme recognising the best of the UK’s maritime sector. The company, which specialises in employment solutions for the maritime sector, says the move is part of its bid to help forge new standards for employment in the industry and ultimately address the skills gap.
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EVENTS & MEETINGS

  •  19/06/19

    ‘Winning in the Solent Region’ #WISR2019

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  •  12/07/19

    Careers Summit (1)

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  •  29/07/19

    Southampton Boat Show 2019 - Event Promotion

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  •  29/07/19

    National Marine Week

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  •  12/09/19

    Business Innovation South Expo

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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 03/06/19

    Powering the Solent: To be the UK’s leading gateway for innovative and sustainable heat and power solutions by 2050

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  •  Posted 03/06/19

    Powering the Solent: Heat and Power Strategy and Action Plan to 2050

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  •  Posted 31/05/19

    Solent LEP Delivery Plan 2019/20

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  •  Posted 08/04/19

    Economic Bulletin for the Solent - Spring 2019

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The Solent Area

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