Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) has a mandate to help business growth in the Solent region. The organisation is business led with the support of local authorities and has direct access to government funding for grants, loans and other business support. It targets Small and Medium sized businesses and could help a number of firms in the area.
To find out more about the LEP visit their website on http://www.solentlep.org.uk or attend one of their forthcoming events:
Join the Solent LEP to learn about grant funding support for your business.
The event will provide you with all the information you need, plus the chance to meet with a range of business support organisations to discuss everything from assistance exporting, finding a business mentor, social enterprise support and more.
One-to-one sessions with members of the Solent LEP team will be on offer during the day. Slots must be booked in advance and details of how to book, along with information on all LEP grant programmes, are on the website http://www.solentlep.cmail2.com/t/r-l-ffhjtd-jufcpty-e/
Wednesday 16 September 2015 12.30 – 4.00pm at the National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH<http://solentlep.cmail2.com/t/r-l-ffhjtd-jufcpty-s/>
RSVP By 9 September via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and organisation. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Future Solent 4th Annual Conference 2nd October, 8:30am-4pm, Hilton at the Ageas, Botley Road, Southampton, S030 3XH
£3.8 billion leaves the Solent Region annually in energy costs – with careful planning and partnership working, business and consumers can thrive with more spent locally
With huge amounts of expertise and knowledge in our Universities and businesses are there more opportunities for you to take advantage of? With Solent businesses leading the way in developing clean tech products what can we learn and how can we support them? How can your business join the supply chain of some of the largest renewable projects ever seen? Hear the answers to these questions and more, all for £30 (inclusive of VAT) if you book before 31st August.
Growing Your Small Business 15th September 2015 from 4pm to 6pm House Of Commons London SW1A 0AA
Chartered Management Institute invite you to the exclusive national launch of their latest report, Growing Your Small Business, at the House of Commons on the 15 September
CMI, Chartered ABS, Small Business Charter, The Supper Club and the QAA hosted roadshows across the UK, with 1,200 small businesses registering to attend 14 regional events. They explored how small businesses are improving their management and leadership capabilities and how this plays a vital role in the transition from start-up to established business. To register visit www.solentgrowthhub.cmail2.com/t/t-l-iyuhiuk-thkthlad-j/
Grant Funding for Sustainable Transport
The My Journey project are running a small grants programme to support workplaces to put in facilities which encourage sustainable travel, so improving cycle parking, car sharing bays, adding or improving showers or lockers.
The grants are of £3000 matched by the organisation (ideally but not totally essential), they ask that organisations have or are working towards a Travel Plan which they can provide if necessary and that they are based in Southampton .
More information available here www.solentgrowthhub.cmail2.com/t/t-l-iyuhiuk-thkthlad-t/ and deadline is the 4th September.