Friday 18th January

Venture Fest South 2019

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is proud to be a sponsor of Venturefest South (VFS). Following incredibly successful showcases in 2017 and 2018, the founding partners of VFS are delighted to announce that the event will be back in 2019 to celebrate the South’s innovation economy. Taking place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on 29 March 2019, Venturefest South will bring together top talent from the region to demonstrate technologies and innovation, allow start-ups to pitch for investment, and match entrepreneurs with the right organisations to take their businesses to the next level. Tickets, including a limited time early bird promotional ticket offer, are available at:


Thursday 3rd January

BREXIT readiness support 

HMRC have produced and released a Partnership pack to assist businesses and those providing business advice and support to prepare for EU Exit that was published this afternoon. It can be found online at the following link  Click here to find a range of BREXIT support tools and advice. If you have any questions related to brexit contact us at


Friday 14th December 2018

EXPORT Masterclass “A world of possibility”

Solent LEP Growth Hub held our 1st masterclass at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. The aim of the masterclass concept is to impart knowledge for local SME`s across a range of business related topics, an attendee said “With the uncertainty around Brexit and our trading relations with export markets it is increasingly important SME’s take advantage of all the assistance and expertise that the Solent LEP and Government can offer”  –  Rob Stewart – Aluminium Marine Consultants

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