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Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Award Boost For Thurso Engineering Firm - Envision Engineering And Design LimitedThumbnail for article : Award Boost For Thurso Engineering Firm - Envision Engineering And Design Limited
A Thurso based engineering firm has secured an industry accreditation award that will boost its reputation internationally and help attract new business.   Envision Engineering and Design Limited created five jobs when it was set up less than a year ago by Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness.  
Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So FarThumbnail for article : Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So Far
To date, the Inverness Campus project has attracted over £100m of investment, and independent research has shown that it already has potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years.  
Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conferenceThumbnail for article : Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conference
Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting.  The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.  
Soft Furnishings by JeanThumbnail for article : Soft Furnishings by Jean
Soft Furnishings by Jean Custom made Curtains Headboards, Roman Blinds Re-upholstery Service Fabrics from leading Interior Designers Osborne & Little, Nina Campbell Moon, Malabar And many more Soft Furnishings by Jean 6 High Street Keiss Wick Caithness KW1 4XB Mob: 07719485152 Tel: 01955631738 Email: softfurnishingsbyjean[AT]  
Keeping employee training at the forefront ensures things DON'T go with a BANG!!!
November, a month where it's commonplace to hear the cracks, whistles and bangs of fireworks.  Great fun at the time, but a Health & Safety nightmare! For businesses such noises, at any time of year, can herald major problems, so it is vital to ensure your employees are fully up-to-date with their training.  
Phil Anderson Financial Services
Phil Anderson Financial Services joins national award scheme recognising the best independent mortgage brokers in the UK.   Phil Anderson Financial Services, the Caithness based financial advisers has entered the Best Independent Mortgage Broker category in The ESTAS, the largest award scheme in the UK residential property market.  
Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills Harbour
GILLS BAY/PENTLAND FIRTH'S INNER SOUND VISIT BY DELEGATES TO TOP-LEVEL INNOVATION CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THURSO'S ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS.   A top team of Scottish-based scientists, engineers and academics sailed out to the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound from Gills Bay on a fact-finding mission to see at first hand the fast-flowing waters above the seabed site of the UK's first planned 'marine electricity' power-station.  
The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian BrydenThumbnail for article : The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian Bryden
Anyone with an interest in marine energy might wish to take look in on this lecture being held at ERI, Thurso.   With marine energy being touted often as one of the means that Caithness will gain some new employment and contracts as Dounreay runs down this lecture may give some serious insights into what the fact are.  
Innovative Sensors For Marine Energy Developers
Currents, waves and water quality in the Pentland Firth.   Weigh Inn Hotel, Thurso KW14 7UG 2-3 June 2014 The Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands – with the support of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems – invites you to a workshop is to identify opportunities within the renewable energy sector that require sensor technology solutions.  
ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey ProjectThumbnail for article : ERI Met New Partners In Thurso To Kick Off Turnkey Project
New project aims to find marine energy hot spots A project to find the best new places to install marine energy devices in Europe was launched in Thurso today.   Led by scientists at North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute, TURNKEY (transforming underutilised renewable natural resource into key energy yields) will bring together representatives from five European countries and use cutting edge technology to assess the locations with the best marine energy potential.  
Caithness firm sets sights on space with NASA orderThumbnail for article : Caithness firm sets sights on space with NASA order
An award-winning Caithness company which develops cutting edge scientific equipment used across the globe has received a significant new order from the US Government space agency.  ​ KP Technology Ltd, based in Wick, has received an order from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for its Kelvin Probe system.  
Scientific spotlight shines on Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Scientific spotlight shines on Flow Country
Scientists from across the UK will converge in Caithness this week to discuss the latest findings in peatland research.  Organised by North Highland College UHI’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), the ‘Research in the Flow Country’ conference has attracted over sixty attendees.  
Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI ConferenceThumbnail for article : Calling Flow Country Artists To ERI Conference
Scientists from Thursos Environmental Research Institute are reaching out to the art community in Caithness.  Artists and designers of all disciplines are being given the opportunity to display their work and interact with the scientific community at a forthcoming conference in Thurso dedicated to research in the Flow Country.  
erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, ThursoThumbnail for article : erielements - Autumn Newsletter from Enviromental Institute, Thurso
Since opening in 2000, the ERI has become a dynamic research organisation with a young, highlymotivated team, and the ethos of multi- and inter-disciplinarity is securely embedded.  Today, the ERI has become a focus for promoting excellence in research in the region, largely due to the ability of its investigators to work with stakeholder, commercial, academic and educational organisations alike.  
Caithness Business Fund Launched
A new Fund has been launched to assist small businesses with their business growth and development and promote the economic growth of Caithness and North Sutherland.  Caithness Business Fund was created after discussions between Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Baillie Wind Farm Ltd who had a vision to see a wider area of Caithness and North Sutherland benefit from local wind farms.  
Scottish Parliament Mention For Wick firm K P Technology
Highlands & Islands businesses noted in Queens Awards.   Highland and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has congratulated the Highlands and Islands businesses who have been given the Queens Award designed to recognise outstanding business practice.  
Caithness company wins second Queen's Award for Enterprise
Small, medium and large companies from across the UK are today celebrating winning a Queens Award for Enterprise - the UKs highest accolade for business success.   The success of 152 businesses has been recognised this year: 116 exporting companies have won Awards for International Trade; 27 for Innovation, and nine for Sustainable Development benefitting the environment, society and the economy.  
Naver Business Centre Re-OpensThumbnail for article : Naver Business Centre Re-Opens
After four years as home to Training At Naver the Naver Business Centre in Thurso has re-opened its doors to the business community.   On offer is a variety of furnished, serviced offices, to accommodate between one and six people per office, in a modern business environment, with the option of multiple occupancy for larger businesses.  
Aon Hewitt acquires Babcock's pensions administration business in Caithness
Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NSYE:AON), has today announced the acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, of Babcock International Group plc's Pensions Administration Office (PAO) at Brims House, Forss, in Caithness, Scotland.   The PAO is an established provider of high quality pensions administration services.