Solent LEP

Solent LEP logoThe Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was formed after the Government offered local areas the opportunity to take control of their future economic development.

It is a locally-owned partnership between businesses and local authorities and plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.

Below are the articles that OnTheWight has written about them.

Peer networking on offer for businesses in the Solent – supporting growth across many sectors

someone with laptop on zoom call

The programme’s expert facilitators will give businesses the flexibility to create a support network which works for each business to help them strengthen it and improve its overall performance

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 3:44pm

By Bex Pearce

Boost for maritime industry as Solent LEP shortlisted twice in 2020 Maritime UK Awards

cruise ship in southampton

The Solent LEP will hear if it has won in the two categories on 12th November at the awards which are being hosted as a live-streamed event from Plymouth

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership elect new Chair to the Board of Directors

Brian Johnson Solent LEP

The new Chair of the Board of Directors has been acting as LEP Interim Chair since March and leading the response to the economic impact of Covid-19

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 8:36am

By Bex Pearce with one comment

Solent LEP sets out its Economic Recovery Plan for the next two years

Paper map showing the solent area

Chair of the Solent LEP says the plan represents first steps on the journey to 2050 and vision for the Solent to be the global leader in maritime and climate change adaptation

Friday, 25th September, 2020 12:39pm

By Bex Pearce with 2 readers' comments

Solent LEP Chief Executive picks up prestigious Award

Anne-Marie Mountifield SLEP

As a result of achieving the highest scores across all three qualifications, the certificate, diploma and the charter, Anne-Marie was announced at the virtual event as the winning, newly-qualified, Chartered Director

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 8:22am

By Bex Pearce

Business leaders sought for Solent LEP Skills Advisory Panel

boardroom table and chairs by Drew Beamer

The Panel is helping to enhance the Solent LEPs understanding and ability to address key local skills challenges, ensuring the Solent has a skilled workforce for future ambitions.

Friday, 18th September, 2020 11:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Solent LEP launch new grant fund to help businesses adapt and diversify in response to impact of Covid-19

typewriter with paper which has funding round written on it

No match funding is required for these grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 from the Solent LEP. The deadline is very short, so apply today for a chance of winning funding

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 12:11pm

By Bex Pearce with one comment

Free online event focused on helping women in business

woman with ring that says 'I am badass'

The virtual event brings together a collection of inspiring, insightful and real stories from women who mean business. It's followed by a Solent LEP-led training session

Monday, 14th September, 2020 7:41am

By Bex Pearce

Solent LEP announces cash boost for Isle of Wight’s rural businesses

fifty pound note

Grants of between £2,500 and £50,000, representing up to 50 percent of the total project costs are available. A key aim is to create or protect jobs, and businesses that can generate or save a higher number will be prioritised.

Friday, 21st August, 2020 12:43pm

By Bex Pearce with one comment

Wedgewood Rooms raises £22,000 with Solent LEP Pay it Forward Scheme

Audience shot at the Wedgewood Rooms

Over the years many Islanders have travelled across the water to enjoy live bands performing at The Wedgewood Rooms - and some may have even helped with this Crowdfunder that has secured the future of The Wedge for a bit longer

Friday, 24th July, 2020 10:11am

By Bex Pearce

The Tea House Crowdfunder will help secure future of this homegrown Isle of Wight

Tea House Counter

While Government funding has helped prevent the immediate collapse of The Tea House, it alone cannot secure the future of this homegrown Ventnor business

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:55pm

By Caty Macaulay

Solent LEP launches loan fund to help Solent businesses ‘Restart, Restore and Recover’

The Solent with boat crossing

If you know a business that would benefit from the new loan funding pass this one to them

Friday, 5th June, 2020 11:00am

By Hannah Bergman-Brown with one comment