Maritime UK Solent is a new business-led body that will bring together the array of maritime assets based in the Solent region, to promote and strengthen them
The 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.
The latest Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Summer Careers Summit has been hailed a success.
Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 5:48pm
By Stuart Hunt with one comment
The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.
Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm
By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments
The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".
Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm
By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments
As well as some national firsts, Solent LEP investment in the area has reached more than £130m.
Monday, 8th April, 2019 1:15pm
By Lara Orija with one comment
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
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
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
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