Economic Development Support

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Local Economic Development Offices

Most district, borough and unitary authorities have an Economic Development Office who provide a business support service to their local community.   

Contact your local authority to find out more about the services your local Council provides.  

Council Support

Business East Hants Provides information and support through a number of agencies, to find out more call 01730 234 185. 

East Hampshire District Council Provides information and signposts to other sources of business support, to find out more call 01730 234 165. 

Eastleigh Borough Council Provides a signposting service to sources of business support, as well as offering some financial incentives, to find out more call 023 8068 8045. 

Fareham Borough Council Provides information and signposts to other sources of business support, to find out more call 01329 236 100. 

Gosport Borough Council Provides business services and information plus signposts to other sources of business support, to find out more call 023 9254 5425. 

Hampshire County Council Provides information and guidance to help businesses locally, to find out more call 01962 846 381. 

Havant Borough Council Provides business services and signposts to other sources of business support, to find out more call 023 9244 6460. 

New Forest District Council Offers an online guide to starting a business, as well as information for trading businesses, to find out more call 023 8028 5371. 

Portsmouth City Council Has a business team who offer support and signposting to other support organisations, to find out more call 023 9284 1074. 

Southampton City Council Signposts to local Business support initiatives, to find out more call 023 8083 3000. 

Test Valley Borough Council Signposts to business support organisations, business awards and a business directory, to find out more call 01264 368 000. 

Winchester City Council Provides a signposting service to business support organisations, to find out more call 01962 848 563. 

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Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

The Solent LEP plays a strategic role in supporting enterprise. To learn more about the Solent Enterprise Zone and Growing Places Fund call 023 9268 8924 or email info@solentlep.org.uk

Growing Places Fund