The Solent Forum

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Solent Forum Business Plan and Work Programme

Business Planning


The Solent Forum has published its 2020 - 2025 Business Plan

A  list of resources can be found below which supported the preparation of the plan.  This includes the methodology and scope; a review of the previous business plan; Horizon Scanning 2019; Members' Survey Report and findings of the Business Planning Workshop held in September 2019. 


Horizon Scanning and Annual Members' Survey

The Business Planning cycle is supplemented by an annual Horizon Scanning exercise undertaken by Forum staff. This process begins with an Annual Members Survey. It ensures that we can stay abreast of shorter term developments within the five year lifespan of the Business Plan.

The Survey is designed to find out our members most important coastal and marine work areas in the Solent, any partnership working that they may be undertaking and how they think the Forum can help to facilitate their work. The results inform the Solent Forum’s Annual Horizon Scanning which takes place each July, as well as helping to set our work programme and annual programme of events and meetings.

The Survey results for 2020 and the Horizon Scanning paper are now available to view.


Work Programme and Annual Report

The Forum develops its annual work programme each February, based upon the Business Plan and guidance from its Steering Group. The Forum's annual report is published each March and shows progress against the business plan work programme.


Business Plan Resources