The Solent Forum

Working in partnership for the future

Solent Forum Business Plan and Work Programme

Port of Southampton
Port of Southampton. © Solent LEP
Port of Southampton. © Solent LEP

Business Planning

The Solent Forum is operating in its 2020 - 2025 Business Plan. The 2025-2030 plan will be prepared during 2024.

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. 

Annual Report

The Forum agrees its annual work programme each February with its Steering Group, this document is used to draft our annual report. This report is published each March and shows progress against both the business plan and work programme.

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 and the Horizon Scanning papers are available to view below.


Business Plan Resources