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.

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

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The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Solent LEP Floating Bridge consultation is live – Why was nobody told? (Updated)

new floating bridge

The Solent LEP have been criticised for failing to notify residents, businesses, councillors or other floating bridge stakeholders of the consultation that was launched three weeks ago. OnTheWight has the details, including how you can respond.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge stakeholders have ‘very constructive’ LEP meeting

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

A contingent from the Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group gave a deputation to the funders of the Cowes Floating Bridge - the Solent LEP - today. They report back here.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 4:14pm

By Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group with 9 readers' comments

Solent LEP invests millions, but still under-spent last year

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For the 2017-2018 financial year, the Solent LEP was expected to spend more than £32m, however a report has shown it only used £10.7m, with almost £3m still unallocated.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 2:25pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

The Solent’s National Autonomy Centre is pioneering many autonomous vehicles – including Lifeboats

autonomous RIB lifeboat in Portsmouth

The National Autonomy Centre, based around Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is building and testing a wide range of autonomous and driverless, as they revealed last night - including Lifeboats.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 11:01am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Floating Bridge: Stakeholders call for meeting with FB6 funders, Solent LEP

floating bridge

A group of Isle of Wight residents, mostly with professional engineering and project management expertise, and including some town councillors, have written today to the Solent LEP - who funded Floating Bridge 6 - requesting a meeting and setting out their concerns about the failure of the project.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 12:01pm

By Floating Bridge Stakeholders Group with 7 readers' comments

Government’s Industrial Strategy will help build a Solent ‘fit for the future’ say LEP

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The publication of the Government's Industrial Strategy sees the strengthening of the Solent LEP's role in shaping national policy. Renewed emphasis has also been placed on the LEP's role in driving Local Growth.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 11:50am

By Stuart Hunt with one comment

Solent LEP appeal for help to transform the Solent economy

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The LEP is now seeking prominent business leaders to provide strategic advice to the Board through its Marine and Maritime Steering Group or Innovation and Business Support Panel.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:36am

By Bex Pearce

New business leaders join Solent LEP board

kevin george and rachael randall

Two prominent business leaders from the Isle of Wight have joined the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board of directors after being appointed by member businesses.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 3:58pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Business leaders invited to join Solent LEP board

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The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its board of directors.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 6:13am

By Amy Grinstead

Isle of Wight apprenticeships showcased during national Apprenticeships Week

Joe Fallone

Island Futures will be showcasing the opportunities and benefits to the Island’s economy of this route to effective employment at two events this month

Friday, 3rd March, 2017 12:38pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Anyone else think this claimed Isle of Wight council budget ‘saving’ is a little odd?

facts and truth written on paper

We've unearthed something claimed as a 'saving' in the council budget. Not only has it not been paid for two years - it's naming is rather ... confusing.

Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments