Chamber Spreads The Word On Transport Advice
20th November 2011
Please see the following information about low carbon transport loans which you may find useful:
"Don't miss out on transport loans of up to £50,000 that are being offered by the Energy Saving Trust for a limited time only. Funded by Transport Scotland, all organisations in Scotland interested in making their travel arrangements more sustainable can apply, including government, private sector businesses, community organisations and the public and voluntary sectors. Loans can be used to cover a wide range of sustainable transport measures that help to cut your travel costs and save carbon.
To find out more call your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012. We can do a sustainable transport review of your organisation to help you highlight the best ways to save money. It's totally free, and you can use the review's recommendations to access the loan scheme. You can also visit the Energy Saving Trust website to find out more about loan scheme or download a loan application."
Energy Trust web site
Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Local business support organisations in Caithness are coming together on Thursday 12th May 2016 in Thurso to host an event as part of an ongoing initiative to help local businesses find out about, and harness, the support available to do business overseas. Entitled ‚ÄėReaching Customers Overseas', the event will take place at Caithness Horizons between 1-4pm.
Through a project jointly funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), Caithness Chamber of Commerce is offering business support and mentoring aimed at aspiring businesses in the Caithness & North Sutherland area. If you are considering setting up your own business (either full time or part time), then the Chamber is able to offer guidance and support in areas such as:¬∑ ¬∑ Business planning and writing business plans ¬∑ Employment responsibilities ¬∑ Establishing and registering a business ¬∑ Intellectual property / trademarks ¬∑ Market research ¬∑ Marketing and sales This project is open to those looking to start up as a new business or those who have started a business which is less than 6 months old.
Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Caithness Transport Forum have long been concerned about the economic impact of the Berriedale Braes on the region and are now calling on the Scottish Government to commit to funding a solution this year. "For too long, the Scottish Government has ignored the impact the Berriedale Braes has on those living and working in the North of Scotland and Orkney Isles," said Chamber chief executive Trudy Morris, who also chairs the Transport Forum.
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the George Bruce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015. Now in its sixth year, the award aims to highlight a young, local businessperson who has displayed the necessary drive and determination to make their business a success.
Caithness Chamber of Commerce has been set into action following announcments about the rollout of rual braodband as Caithness will not see any benefit for some time yet. The chamber has contacted their meber businesses but would be interested to hear from any Caithness business that thinks slow broadband is affecting their business.
There are now just a few days remaining to book a place at our Networking and Meet the Buyer events, held in partnership with SSE. These events are a great way to make contacts with and hear all the latest information from SSE Procurement, SSE Transmission, SSE Renewables, Achilles and SSE's Tier 1 contractors.
Caithness Chamber Of Commerce recently held a marketing business breakfast, sponsored by Navertech. The event was extremely well attended and highly informative.
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that entries are now open for the George Bruce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013. Now in its fourth year, the award aims to highlight a young, local businessperson who has displayed the necessary drive and determination to make their business a success.
Practical and useful ideas and time-saving tips to help you make strong applications for Business Awards The Federation of Small Businesses, in association with the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards, is to pilot a workshop for all businesses in Caithness and Sutherland, knowing that winning awards, or being shortlisted, increases business. Businesses that win awards do better! Sponsored by Dounreay Communities Fund the event will take place on: Tuesday 16th April at dounreay.com Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso KW14 7BJ.
The first graduate to come through The Underwater Centreís Fort William-based subsea training facility as a result of a Caithness Chamber of Commerce-led funding initiative has already secured a job in the industry. Kevin Macleod (30), of Caithness, who was working as an instrument technician with Johnson Controls at Dounreay until recently, has been taken on as an apprentice ROV pilot technician with Fugro, one of the worldís largest ROV operators.
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