Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

At the heart of Portsmouth

Find out more at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership brings together leading local business people, four universities, further education, local authorities and the voluntary and community sectors for a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

The Solent LEP's vision is to create an environment which will facilitate growth and private sector investment in the Solent area, enabling existing businesses to expand and create more jobs, supporting new businesses to start up and succeed, and encouraging a low carbon economy to develop and prosper.

Transforming Solent

The Solent LEP's vision 'Transforming Solent'  sets out a plan for growth that builds on our region's strengths, and plan towards a more ambitious future.

This Strategic Economic Plan holds the key to successfully growing the Solent area and place the Solent on a new growth trajectory.

Transforming Solent seeks to harness the drivers for growth and addresses the barriers, that if not addressed, could constrain growth.

Seizing the opportunities presented by the Southampton Portsmouth City Deal and the forthcoming European Union Strategic and Investment Funds, combined with the Local Growth Deal, this Plan proposes a set of place-based and strategic investments that, when combined with private sector investment will transform our local economy.

The Local Growth Deal is a window of opportunity to raise the game even further making localism bring real economic growth to the Solent.

For more information contact:

Service Provider

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership


023 9268 8924




SolentLEP Office, Second Floor, 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, North Harbour,Portsmouth PO6 3EN