Growth Hub Services

Solent Partners provides Growth Hub services for businesses operating in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. You can speak to one of our business advisers directly or find further information on a range of national and regional initiatives to help your business thrive.

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Cyber Security

The government has launched various initiatives to help businesses and individuals take basic steps towards reducing the risk of cyber crime including a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors.

Digital Boost

A non-profit online platform that connects small businesses with thousands of expert volunteers for free 1:1 personalised support. Digital Boost gives SMEs access to true specialists in the topics they need help with the most, whether that’s social media, cybersecurity, or accounting.


The government has produced a step-by-step guide to exporting. Written by a team of International Trade Advisers and designed specifically for new and inexperienced exporters.rnrnUse their support to identify new opportunities, relevant regulations, and getting paid.

Funding and Finance

In these cash-strapped times, especially after the Pandemic, it could not be more important to get the right funds behind you. Solent Partners helps small, medium and larger businesses access a variety of grants and loans to help you grow.

Green and Sustainability Hub

Solent Partners supports Solent-based businesses to make positive changes towards Net Zero. We are here to help you join the UN’s Race to Zero – a global effort to reduce greenhouse gases – which aims to save your money while reducing and mitigating against the impacts of climate change.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing is at the heart of economic success, and, with a focus on building strong, healthy, and resilient communities that can prosper in a fast-changing world, is one of our seven strategic priorities.

Help to Grow

A government lead scheme providing two business support programmes –Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital. Both programmes are designed to help business leaders learn new skills, reach more customers and take their business to the next level.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK Business Connect works with public and private sector clients to connect ideas, people and communities to drive positive change through innovation with connections spanning business, government, funders, research and the third sector.

Premises and relocations

Whether you are seeking to expand your business into the Solent or relocate entirely, we provide help, advice and resources to help you relocate or expand your existing offering in the area.

Sector Support

The economy is fed by businesses in a variety of sectors, all striving to provide goods and services and shine amongst their competitors. Solent Partners helps you to access support across the creative, digital, transport, space, manufacturing and many other Solent-based sectors.

Start up support

The Solent Growth Hub is your FREE local business support service. The service is available to all Solent based start ups and those look to turn an idea into a reality. The Solent Growth Hub aims to make it easier for you to access the right type of support you need which will vary based on the stage, size and your current needs of you business.

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