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Weekly update, 16th December

20th Dec, 2013

Energy & Business Services: As apprentices on the North Highland College engineering programme go out into work placements during Year 2 of their course, the attached video highlights student views on the course and the lessons they have learned to date from their experiences in the workplace. Tourism, Food & Drink: Caithness Horizons in […]

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Weekly update, 9th December

13th Dec, 2013

Energy & Business Services: Partnership representatives held a business breakfast event in Aberdeen this week. HIE’s Roy Kirk and June Love, together with Stephen Sutherland (JGC Engineering Services), Willie Watt (Subsea 7) and Debbie Gray (North Highland College), met a group of business leaders to promote the area as an attractive place from which to […]

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Weekly update, 2nd December

06th Dec, 2013

Energy & Business Services: Partnership representatives were once again in Aberdeen this week. A CNSRP-sponsored business influencers’ event was held in association with the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI), and attracted around 70 attendees, with key guest speaker Fergus Ewing MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Tourism. The Minster kindly […]

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Weekly update, 25th November

29th Nov, 2013

Enabling Activities: Today (Friday) was the AGM of the North Highland Regeneration Fund, the loan fund established with support from the NDA. Afterwards guest speakers Rob Arthur of Thurso Cinema and Andrew Mackay of Norseman and Castletown Hotels talked about what inspired them to get involved in business. The event finished with a presentation to […]

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Weekly update, 18th November

22nd Nov, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: This week saw the latest in a series of annual Information Days on the Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters wave and tidal programme. The event brought together staff and displays from key developers in the sector (Meygen, SSE Renewables/ Open Hydro, Pelamis Wave Power) as well as organisations such as The Crown […]

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Weekly update, 11th November

15th Nov, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: I met today with members of Wick Harbour Authority and representatives from Highland Council, HIE, NDA, Dounreay, Caithness Chamber to hear an update on exciting future plans for the harbour, and to discuss how support can be prioritised to help realise some of the plans. Of particular interest is the opportunity presented […]

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Weekly Update, 4th November

11th Nov, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: I met this week with colleagues from HIE and NDA as we discussed with a local business its exciting growth plans. As part of our ongoing focus on key projects it was good to be able to offer a joined-up approach to potential support, and I look forward to helping bring the […]

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Weekly update, 28th October

03rd Nov, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: Gordon Calder’s story in this week’s Caithness Courier carries good news for the area economy. Rolls Royce has confirmed its commitment to work in Caithness until 2030, providing a boost to the 300 strong workforce. Local companies continue to attract recognition for work being done in the energy sector. Yesterday’s Energy […]

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Weekly update, 21st October

25th Oct, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: In a week where energy has been a key nationwide topic of discussion Ignis Energy has been awarded £400,000 in loan support from the Scottish Government’s District Heating Loan Fund to support further expansion of its network in Wick. The award to Ignis is the largest in this funding round. The Wick […]

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Weekly update, 14th October 2013

21st Oct, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: I met today (Friday) with members of Gills Harbour Ltd for an update on the Board’s current activities, particularly related to the ongoing opportunities around tidal energy development in the Pentland Firth. Gills harbour is in a geographically strategic position, sited as it is between the two difficult tidal areas of the […]

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