Solent Partners aspires to be a nationally leading, industry-led partnership, promoting the collective prosperity & sustainability of the Solent economy

Our services

Business and Skills Support

Our Business & Skills Support team provides bespoke business support and business skills programmes across the Solent region. Browse through the range of programmes, events and initiatives available to find opportunities to boost your business or business skills.

Growth Hub Services

The Solent Growth hub provides programmes of expert support focused on growth and productivity, to businesses based in the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton and is funded by the Department for Business and Trade. The Solent Growth Hub is a component of a wider business support programme delivered by Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Councils.

Trade & Investment

The Solent is an ever-growing economic hub of innovation and collaboration against a beautiful marine backdrop. We are heavily involved in various trade and investment initiatives and have big plans for the area.

Strategic Partnerships

Our strategic partnerships are our strength and these collaborations have helped us grow and empower our members. Discover how we can help your business.

Our companies

Skills Bootcamps

Opportunities to upskill and retrain with flexible 16-week courses for adults aged 19 or over


Solent 2050
Solent 2050 is the economic strategy for the Solent area that focuses on what makes us distinctive from other areas and how we can bring that forward to the future.
Calendar and Events

Browse through the range of events and networking opportunities to boost your business.


Read our latest news on programmes, events and initiatives to help local businesses thrive across the Solent.

Maritime UK Solent

Maritime UK Solent provides a voice for Maritime sector businesses in the Solent, helping drive change and innovation to push the sector forward.

The Solent Cluster

The Solent Cluster partnership represents an incredible opportunity for local communities and the region to effect real change in sustainable energy production and consumption. Learn more.

The Solent

Distinct and dynamic, the Solent is a vitalizing gateway to productivity – and Solent Partners is intently focused on empowering a more prosperous and sustainable future for our region.

At Solent Partners, we want the Solent area to be the globally leading maritime cluster in the UK, and with this comes the nurturing of trade and the resulting empowerment of our local economy.

Who we are

Solent Partners, building on the work of Solent LEP, plays a critical role within the region, convening local partnerships between businesses, local authorities and academia to determine priorities and grow the economic power of the area.

We are committed to promoting sustainable economic growth to champion our region and ensure our communities can prosper, and have launched an ambitious strategy for the region called Solent2050. Building on strong foundations, proven resilience and unique strengths, our innovative Solent 2050 Strategy will shape the future of our region for the next generation and inspire the Solent to reach its full potential.

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