Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  

 

Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update

31st August 2018

Week commencing 27 August 2018

UKVL Sutherland:

Today (Friday) marks Roy Kirk's last day as Area Manager for HIE in Caithness and Sutherland, as he will move next week to become full-time director for the Sutherland Spaceport project. Following Roy's move I have been offered (and have accepted) the role of acting Area Manager for Caithness and Sutherland, which in the short term I will take forward in addition to my CNSRP work. I'm really looking forward this additional role, and even in the last few days have been reminded of how much great work is going on across the area! http://news.hie.co.uk/all-news/hie-leadership-changes-in-the-north-as-spaceport-plans-get-underway/

Enabling activities:

Following last week’s taster session in Thurso it is good to hear that there will be a group of local businesses going forward into the Pathfinder Accelerator programme run by HIE with funding from the Inverness & Highland City-Region Deal. The programme is specifically designed to help companies and start-ups develop novel business ideas and dramatically reduce the time and expense it normally takes to test the commercial viability of these ideas. http://news.hie.co.uk/all-news/caithness-businesses-offered-accelerator-for-new-ideas/ There is still time to apply, and any businesses or entrepreneurs interested in applying to take part can find out more information at http://nih.hie.co.uk/pathfinder

Communications:

As part of an ongoing process of helping communicate progress with the delivery of aspects of our economic transition programme CNSRP's partners work together to generate news stories for local, regional and national media. I also speak on a regular basis to individuals and organisations across the area to update on progress. This week:

As schools return for the academic year, it is good to see this recent report on positive school-leaver destinations from Wick High School’s catchment area, which have increased substantially from previous years with 95.6% classed as being in positive destinations during 2016/17. More information is at https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/11269/wick_high_school_positive_destination_news_welcomed_by_caithness_councillors

Some very sad news this week, with the announcement of the sudden death of prominent Caithness businessman John Sutherland. He is perhaps best known for his Caithness Stone Industries company, which has helped turn the flagstone industry in the north back into a thriving sector. But over the years he has run businesses in the leisure, services and other sectors, as well as having served on the board of Wick Harbour Authority. I met him most recently at the recruitment event being run by Sykes at Home, and we talked about the changes that the rollout of fibre broadband were making to opportunities for people.



This and my previous updates are also available to view on the Blog Page of our CNSRP website at http://www.cnsrp.org.uk/blog/ as well as the main social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - details below). I hope you find this useful - if you would prefer not to receive this then please reply to this message with the word "unsubscribe" in the Subject box.

Eann Sinclair

Programme Manager

Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

Tel: 01847 805211

Mob: 07717 694055

Mail: eann.sinclair@hient.co.uk

Web: www.cnsrp.org.uk

Twitter: @eanncnsrp

Instagram: eanncnsrp

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

Experts Help Businesses To Be Pitch Perfect
Three inspirational coaches will lead the latest edition of the Pathfinder programme which aims to put businesses in the Highlands and Islands on the fast track to success.   A 12-week accelerator course hosted by entrepreneurial experts Steve Thomas, Danny Meaney, and Dr Andy Kelly offers a unique opportunity for businesses to pressure test their ideas and hone the perfect pitch.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week commencing 18 March 2019.   Energy & Business Services: I'm delighted to see yesterday's news that Restore Digital have announced the creation of 39 new job opportunities in Wick.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 4th & 11th March 2019.   SpaceHub Sutherland: Further community engagement events have taken place this week - a drop-in event was held in Tongue on Wednesday, followed by a further drop-in event in Wick on Thursday.  
Useful Message From HIE - Companies Looking For Your ProductsThumbnail for article : Useful Message From HIE - Companies Looking For Your Products
Did you know that France is looking for dairy products, the demand for craft beer is high in Thailand, and Switzerland is in need of engineering services? You can find out where in the world the demand for your product or service is on the Department of International Trade website.  With over 17,000 export sales lead, you can also pitch your company to overseas buyers who are looking for products and services like yours.  
Be Business Brave with HIEThumbnail for article : Be Business Brave with HIE
Over the years, we have helped many companies throughout the Highlands and Islands to explore their exporting potential and be business brave.   In our latest film, which has been viewed over 1,600 times already on Facebook, we featured just a small selection of these businesses.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 25 February 2019 Energy & Business Services: The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project has passed the 75% mark in its construction phase with the installation this week of the 63rd of 84 turbines The company is also currently advertising for a Wind Turbine Engineer to be based at Wick.   http://ssejobs.co.uk/caw/en/job/519979/wind-turbine-engineer Enabling activities: Caithness Chamber of Commerce - in its role as Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands, Orkney and Shetland - hosted a Brexit Business Breakfast in Thurso today (Friday).  
More firms urged to prepare for BrexitThumbnail for article : More firms urged to prepare for Brexit
Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to plan for the impacts of Brexit.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has made the call following the findings of the agency's latest business panel survey, carried out in September and October 2018.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 18th February 2019 SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team held two more information events this week - in both the Melness Community Centre and the Pentland Hotel, Thurso.   I attended the Thurso event, which saw a steady stream of interested visitors (around 100 in total) asking questions about the background to the project and on the progress it is making.  
New Opportunity For Young Business LeadersThumbnail for article : New Opportunity For Young Business Leaders
Young business leaders in the Highlands are being offered a chance to join a dynamic and highly personalised business growth programme to help drive their businesses forward.   In October a chocolatier, an estate agent and a seller of Indian spices along with eight others became the first young leaders to be selected for IMPACT30.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week commencing 11 February 2019.   SpaceHub Sutherland: The SHS team are holding more events this week - in both the Melness Community Centre (Tuesday 19th February, 15.30-20.00) and the Pentland Hotel, Thurso (Wednesday 20th February, 15.30-20.00).  

[Printer Friendly Version]