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THE launch of the new Solent LEP has been hailed a success by its chairman.

Doug Morrison, port director of ABP Southampton, is chairman of the group, which represents businesses, the public sector and education institutions to attract funding and opportunities to the region.

Mr Morrison said: ‘The launch has been a huge success.

‘We have been able to engage with the local business community, which we will continue to do as we move forward.

‘We have also received a lot of interest in new membership of the LEP.’

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