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The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership held its official launch event onSolent LEP

Tuesday July 26, at the City Cruise Terminal in Southampton.

The LEP board introduced themselves to the Solent business community at the

event and  delegates were encouraged to  ask questions of them.

The new Solent Apprentices for Business scheme was  announced (see next blog)

Key note speakers at the event included Doug Morrison, Solent LEP Chairman, and

David Dingle CBE, CEO of Carnival UK.

Mr Morrison, said: “It is a real landmark in the development of the LEP.”

“The event will give us the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the Solent business

community and, just as importantly, it will give the Solent business community the

opportunity to introduce themselves to us.”

“Engagement with local business will be extremely important in helping us focus

our efforts on the issues which are most important to the region.”

The event was run in partnership with the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

and attracted a lot of interest from the Solent community with over 200 delegates


Comment: How do you see yourselves working with the LEP?  What do you want to see as a small business owner? Watch this space!

Workzmarter not Harder – David Vane :o)