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Dive Centre On The Cards For Wick
Divers in Caithness have taken the first step towards realising plans to build a Dive Centre in Wick thanks to Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) CASE has awarded the Far North Sub Aqua Club a funding package totalling 3,147 - which includes over 1,500 from the European-funded Community Economic Development (CED) programme - towards phase one of the project.   The Far North Sub Aqua Club is leasing a plot of land from Wick Harbour Trust where it plans to build a Dive Centre, which will provide storage space for equipment and a classroom facility for diving courses.  
£1 Million Fish Grading Factory For ScrabsterThumbnail for article : £1 Million Fish Grading Factory For Scrabster
Photo shows: L to R: William Calder (Senior), fish merchant, Annemarie Monteforte, Business Development Manager, CASE and William Calder (Junior), fish merchant.   A new £1 million fish grading and packaging factory is to be built at Scrabster Harbour with funding support from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) and the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.  
New Offices In Golspie & Wick Set To Create New JobsThumbnail for article : New Offices In Golspie & Wick Set To Create New Jobs
Photo shows, L to R:- Stewart Ganson, M M Miller (contractor), Chris Sinclair, Assistant Business Development Manager and Annemarie Monteforte, Business Development Manager, both CASE, Calum MacKenzie, Pentarq and Michael Smith, M M Miller.   Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) is spending over 1.2 million creating two advance offices in Golspie and Wick in a bid to attract inward investors or to help indigenous companies to grow.  
Game On In ThursoThumbnail for article : Game On In Thurso
Computer game enthusiasts in the far north are all rushing to Thurso, with the opening of a dedicated computer gaming centre in the town.   With assistance from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE), and a great deal of encouragement from his family, Michael Mathews (23) has set up Game Time Limited.  
CASE Helps With Face-Lift for Forss
Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) is committing over 600,000 towards environmental renewal works aimed at improving the external surroundings of the Forss Business and Technology Park, which is under development near Thurso.   New Park Highland Ltd - developers of the Business and Technology Park - bought the site in November last year.  
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14/1/2003
New Schools In Caithness For Thrill SeekersThumbnail for article : New Schools In Caithness For Thrill Seekers
Whether you like being in the water or up in the air, two new schools are opening in Caithness for those with a sense of adventure.   With assistance from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE), the Phoenix Flying School and Thurso Surf both open their doors for business this month.  
Trio Join The Board Of CASEThumbnail for article : Trio Join The Board Of CASE
Three new directors have been appointed to the board of Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE).   Joining the board is Colin Gregory who has a long and notable career in the nuclear power industry.  
Marketing Advice 'Paves' The WayThumbnail for article : Marketing Advice 'Paves' The Way
A new marketing campaign aimed at promoting Caithness flagstone as a paving material in English towns and cities is getting underway thanks to Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE).   Caithness-based A & D Sutherland Ltd have won many high profile contracts in Scotland including the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and Glasgow's Buchanan Street, but jobs south of the border have been few and far between in recent years.  
Off Road On TrackThumbnail for article : Off Road On Track
There will be even more 4x4 fun on the farm in future, even in wet weather, with help from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE).   William Ronaldson & Son of Westerseat Farm near Wick have bought a new tracked vehicle with financial assistance from CASE so their 4x4 activities for visitors can continue, even when the weather is more suited to ducks.  
HIE Network Welcomes Contract Boost For Caithness
The news that AGM Batteries in Thurso is to be involved in supplying high-tech batteries for a multi-million pound military radio system has been warmly welcomed by the north's development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   The announcement secures the 120 jobs at the plant, and provides real potential for future expansion.  
CASE Gets New Chairman
Community links are set to be further strengthened on the board of Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) with the appointment of a new chairman.   Former director on the board, Pat Buchanan will take on her new responsibilities today (Wednesday January 23), following the retirement of Jack Watson after 8 years.  
22/10/2001
HIE Standards Boost Business At The Station Hotel
A European funded initiative, aimed at helping accommodation providers upgrade their premises, is proving a real success for one Thurso business.   The Station Hotel, which is owned by Pam and Stan Egan, has just attained a three star grading from Visitscotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board) after the couple spent 133,000 on a facelift for the hotel.  
New Businesses Get A Head Start
People in the far north who are thinking about starting their own business are being given the opportunity to get their venture off to a good start by signing up for a series of courses organised by Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) under the Network-wide HIE Starts scheme.   HIE Starts in an initiative which helps give new businesses support and financial assistance by providing a regular income over the first 12 months of trading - traditionally the hardest.  
North Eyesore Gets Major Facelift
A north industrial estate which has lain derelict for years is set for a major overhaul and clean-up.   The 341,000 investment is being made to the site at Janetstown on the outskirts of Thurso in a joint collaboration between Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) and local firm JGC Engineering and Technical Services Ltd.