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1 Richard Jones Policy and Communications Manager Solent LEP

2 Solent LEP – 3 Years On 2012 economic vision: “In the period to 2026 capitalising on identified strengths and through collaboration commit to:...create 10,000 new jobs in the Solent LEP area;...GVA growth of 2.1% equating to an extra £1bn or £6,400 per capita”

3 Solent LEP - Progress to date Based on the three current main programmes of work, the Solent LEP is close to achieving it’s original target of creating 10,000 new jobs: ProgrammeJob Output Business Support Packages 1,200 City Deal 4,700 Enterprise Zone3,600 Total:9,500

4 Competitive central Government Fund – £3.2bn nationally (2011 – 2017) ●Leverage of private sector investment ●Creation of sustainable private sector employment ●Focus on areas which are overly reliant on public sector employment Solent is the only LEP in the South East to secure approval to offer business grants through the RGF – including bespoke support for the Isle of Wight Regional Growth Fund

5 Solent Strategic Sectors Marine and Maritime - with an initial focus on Advanced Manufacturing and Defence, reflecting recent economic shocks in the Solent ● The major advanced manufacturing and defence cluster in the UK is located in the Solent area and is home to 1,750 related businesses. ● GVA contribution £3.6 bn per annum ● The sector represents around 18% of local economy – 48,000 jobs

6 The Fund ●Total funding available: £2.46 million ●Eligibility: businesses based on, or moving to, the Isle of Wight by March 2015 ●Sectors: Marine, maritime, and advanced manufacturing including composites ●Total amount available for each applicant: between £50,000 and £500,000 ●Type of funding available: Grant funding ●Match funding required: 80% of total project cost ●Commitment required: creation and/or safeguarding of private sector jobs ●What can be funded: any capital investment into the business to create sustainable employment on the Isle of Wight (there are EU Exceptions listed in the Guidance) ●Next deadlines: 16 th May 2014, 18 th July, 19 th September The Isle of Wight Expansion Fund

7 Target By 2015, we want projects in place that will: Create and / or safeguard over 290 jobs on the Island Leverage at least £3m additional private sector investment The Isle of Wight Expansion Fund

8 The Fund ●Total funding available: £1.8 million ●Eligibility: Southampton, New Forest Waterside and Isle of Wight ●New start-ups, SMEs growing or safeguarding jobs ●Any sector ●Total amount available for each applicant: between £5,000 and £50,000 ●Type of funding available: Grant funding ●Match funding required: 50% of total project cost for SMEs, 70% of total project cost for new start-ups ●Commitment required: creation and/or safeguarding of private sector jobs ●What can be funded: any capital investment into the business to create sustainable employment ●Next deadlines: 16 th May 2014, 18 th July, 19 th September Bridging the Gap Phase 2

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10 Solent Strategic Economic Plan Supporting new businesses, enterprise and ensuring SME survival and growth; Enabling infrastructure priorities including land assets, transport and housing, reducing flood risk and improving access to superfast broadband; Establishing a single inward investment model to encourage companies to open new sites in the region, supported by effective marketing; Investing in skills to establish a sustainable pattern of growth, ensuring local residents are equipped to take up the jobs that are created and businesses can source local skills and labour to underpin growth; Developing strategic sectors and clusters (interconnected groups and businesses) of marine, aerospace and defence, advanced manufacturing, engineering, transport and logistics businesses, low carbon and the visitor economy – establishing the area as a business gateway, at both local and international levels and developing local supply chains; Building on our substantial knowledge assets to support innovation and build innovative capacity in the Solent area to stimulate growth in Solent businesses and in new high growth sectors, particularly linked to our HE excellence.

11 Siobhan Flynn Employment and Skills Manager

12 UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey ,000 UK businesses surveyed Signs of recovery… 12% rise in number of vacancies reported 2% decrease in % of businesses with any staff not fully proficient 1% increase in % of businesses training staff in the year But… 6% rise in number of skills shortage vacancies 30% density of skills shortage vacancies in manufacturing 55% density of skills shortage vacancies in professional level manufacturing (2011 Survey Comparison Figures)

13 The Solent Labour Market Relatively high employment rates and low unemployment Job growth forecast to exceed growth in the working age population Strong intermediate level skills; but underperformance in higher level skills Over half of all job opportunities to 2020 will require higher level skills Demand for higher level skills to increase across all sectors Growth sectors to increasingly require Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Skills Youth and long-term unemployment remains much higher than pre- recession levels

14 Examples of Current Solent LEP Skills Work £12m CEMAST Centre at the Solent Enterprise Zone due to open September 2014 Solent Skills for Growth Fund Solent Young Entrepreneur Fund Young Consultants

15 The Solent Skills Strategy Developing World-Class Skills Transitions to Employment Raising Business Investment in Skills Developing a Responsive Skills System

16 Developing World-Class Skills Address underachievement at Key Stage 3 and GCSE Increase take-up of apprenticeships Raise the level of STEM skills in the Solent economy Raise higher level skills Address sector specific skills requirements

17 Transitions to Employment Improve employability skills Improve the scale and quality of IAG Increase youth employment Promote talent retention and job mobility Improve opportunities and skills of the unemployed

18 Raising Employer Investment in Skills Support greater business engagement and skills brokerage Improve leadership and management skills Promote entrepreneurship skills Support innovation linked to skills

19 Responsive Skills and Employment System Provide better access to business and labour market intelligence Joint planning arrangements Invest in skills assets to provide affordable investment capital for colleges

20 Strategic Economic Plan – Key Priorities Supporting new businesses, enterprise and ensuring SME survival and growth. Enabling infrastructure priorities Establishing a single inward investment model Investing in skills Developing strategic sectors and clusters (marine, aerospace and defence, advanced manufacturing, engineering, transport and logistics businesses, low carbon and the visitor economy) Support innovation and build innovative capacity in the Solent - particularly linked to our HE excellence.

21 Local Growth Capital Skills Programme Hythe Marine Centre - Brockenhurst College with Green Marine Southampton STEM Centre - City College, Southampton Solent University, Lloyds register & other private sector partners Solent Academy for Applied Technology and Maths - Fareham College with local school partners in Fareham & Gosport IOW Centre of Excellence for Composites – IOW College with GKN The ‘Future Skills Centre’ for the Construction and Built Environment (CoBe) – HCC, Bouyges, Barratt homes & Portsmouth University We will enhance our FE estate and address category C and D estate. The local growth deal funding ask is £56.4 m and will unlock £20 m local investment; and deliver 26,000 sq m of new/FE floorspace


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