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New Offices In Golspie & Wick Set To Create New Jobs

25th February 2003

Photograph of 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.

Based in the newly built Wick and Golspie Business Parks, the two offices have the potential to create up to 40 full-time jobs.

Chief executive of CASE, Carroll Buxton explained: "At the moment there is no state of the art office accommodation in Wick or Golspie which we believe is hampering the economic growth of these two areas.

"Although in the past we have not had a policy of speculative build at CASE, it is important to have readily available infrastructure in place if we are to attract inward investors to Wick and Golspie or to assist local companies to expand their operations"

Both Wick and Golspie are considered economic blackspots with above average unemployment levels, which has made them priority areas for CASE. The construction of advance offices in these areas will enhance efforts to secure new employment and economic growth in Wick and south east Sutherland.

M&M Miller have been awarded the contract to construct the two 4,000 sq. ft. advance offices. Work starts this week and the offices are expected to be finished by September this year.

 

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