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CASE Approvals List - February 2005

15th March 2005

The following are funds approved up to the last day of the month. Please note that the sums relate to approvals, not payments. While finance may be approved, for a business investment for example, it does not guarantee that the development will go ahead. The approval simply shows that funds have been made available by CASE, but they will not be released until evidence is received that the project or activity has gone ahead.

HIE Network financial assistance for business

Financial assistance to help new and existing businesses to expand and develop.

AEAT Battery Systems Ltd Thurso, commercialisation of lithium-ion cell technology research and development project, 2,600,000; Eastern Airways (UK) Ltd, Wick, marketing campaign to promote new services from Wick Airport to Inverness and Aberdeen, 10,000; Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, Wick, 'Wick Gateway' project at Wick Airport, 3,000; Dunbeath Engineering Ltd, Dunbeath, purchase of specialist equipment, 30,000; J Waters, Thurso, e-commerce website development, 1,190; Homeaid, Thurso, e-commerce website development, 1,108; Blackstairs Fish Ltd, Wick, e-commerce website development, 1,783; Really Nice Cards Ltd, Ardgay, e-commerce website development, 2,713

HIE Network financial assistance for skills development
Support for organisations and individuals wishing to develop new skills.

Donna Harper, Wick, Nail Technician course, 391; George More, Staxigoe, Efficient Deck Hand course, 511; Donald Matheson, Castletown, HGV Class 2 course, 640; Steven Brown, Thurso, RGIT Offshore Survival course, 646; Manuela Vogler, Wick, Public Service Interpreting course, 750

Business start-up
Financial support for new business start-ups.

Stephen Gorton, Ardgay, Really Nice Cards Ltd, 3,600

This section covers any other programme under which funding is awarded.

Scourie Estates, Scourie, environmental renewal assistance for upgrading work to Badcall Pier, 1,000


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