The Growth Hub Network

Growth hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private sector partners - such as Chambers of Commerce, FSB, universities, Enterprise Zones and banks, co-ordinating local business support and connecting businesses to the right help for their needs. They are locally driven, locally owned and at the heart of the government's plan to ensure business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access. 

Supported by the Regional Growth Fund

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A growth hub is a local public/private sector partnership which brings together public and private sector partners to promote, coordinate and deliver business support.They provide a mechanism for integrating national and local business support so it is easy for businesses to access. There is now a complete network of 39 growth hubs meaning that all registered businesses in England are now able to access business support from a local growth hub. Growth hubs are an important part of BEIS's plans to make it easier for businesses to start and grow; by ensuring business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access. To find out more and access your nearest growth hub click here

Growth Hubs work with a range of local and national partners, acting as a catalyst to make things work better locally for businesses

The idea of the Solent Growth Hub was conceived and is driven by a partnership that includes:

  • Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Business Alliance
  • Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Southampton City Council
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Department for International Trade South East
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Southampton

The Hub is being operationally delivered by the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and is helping to deliver the strategic aims and objectives of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.   

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