New group set up

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A NEW group tasked with driving the growth of the Solent’s marine and maritime sector, has been set up.

The Solent LEP has provided £75,000 worth of funding to set up an accountable group, made up of public and private sector experts, to drive the long-term sustainable growth of the sector.

Chairman Gary Jeffries said: ‘The marine and maritime sectors have always been, and will continue to be, vital to the Solent’s economy so it is important that public and private sectors work together and seize every opportunity for their growth.’