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

 

Business leaders join IMPACT30 programme

10th April 2019

Photograph of Business leaders join IMPACT30 programme

Twelve Highland business leaders have been selected to take part in the next IMPACT30 programme.

The programme aims to support the next generation of business leaders, by providing personalised support, coaching and mentoring responsive to their unique growth needs. Over the next 12 months, the participants will be part of a community of like-minded individuals who will share this journey and learn from one another along the way.

IMPACT30 is a 12-month fully funded business growth programme, which is delivered by Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) in conjunction with HIE.

The programme is part of the HIE-led Northern Innovation Hub, and partly funded by Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, a joint £315million initiative supported by the UK and Scottish Government. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.

Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson said: "Developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mind set amongst Scotland's young people is at the heart of our sustainable economic growth ambitions.

“It is fantastic that this programme, which includes funding from the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, will help to support future talent across the Highland Region."

People under 35 in a key decision-making role within young ambitious businesses of less than three years old are eligible to take part in IMPACT30. It has been specifically designed to develop a new generation of talent across the Highland region by taking an agile approach to building and delivering their growth plans.

To be in with a chance of joining the IMPACT30 programme, applicants created a short video pitching themselves, their business and what they would like to take away from the programme. The winners were selected by a panel from the IMPACT30 coaching team, HIE, and AAB.

The successful applicants originate from a variety of backgrounds and locations, including food and drink, lifestyle and outdoor sectors from Inverness to Skye.

Successful applicant, Fergus Thom, Founder of Cairn Candles said:

“It’s easy to start a business but it’s not easy to know how to develop it and drive it forward. IMPACT30 is the perfect opportunity for me to gain that knowledge and receive guidance. I was delighted to be selected for the next cohort and I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting stuck in.

Felix Spittal, Senior Project Manager at HIE, said: “It’s inspiring to see so many young professionals invested in their future, and it’s great to be a part of their success. IMPACT30 allows the next generation of business leaders to receive tailored guidance and support from expert coaches, mentors, and peers”

Felix continued:“I’m looking forward to following their journey and watching them develop and grow together”

Mark Bell, Director of Economic Development at Anderson Anderson and Brown said:“This programme is specifically designed to support the next generation of business leaders and ensure they received valuable support and guidane. Each applicant showcased, drive, ambition, commitment and determination throughout their application video and that’s eactly what we are looking for.”

Applications for the next round of IMPACT30 will open in Autumn 2019.

To find out more about Northern Innovation Hub and to apply for future cohorts for IMPACT30 visit nih.hie.co.uk.

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

IoT online demonstration for Highlands and Islands businesses
Businesses in the Highlands and Islands looking to boost their productivity and competitiveness through Internet of Things (IoT) technology, are being offered the chance to hear from industry experts.   Internet of Things technology enables devices, such as everyday objects, machinery and systems to connect to the internet.  
Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery NEW WEEKLY PODCAST STARTS FRIDAY 15 MAYThumbnail for article : Tune into Tourism: Road to Recovery  NEW WEEKLY PODCAST STARTS FRIDAY 15 MAY
The Tune into Tourism team recognise that the last few months will undoubtedly have been the most difficult experienced to date as a tourism business owner.   We are concerned not only for the welfare of each and every business, but also their owners and operators.  
Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands EnterpriseThumbnail for article : Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Mr Dodds joined the board of HIE in 2014 and became Deputy Chair in 2018.  He has also chaired the development agency's risk and assurance committee for the past four years and represented HIE on the board of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  
Update On The Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
Message From HIE To Businesses.   Last week, we contacted you to make you aware of new COVID-19 business funds that had been made available, following the Scottish Government's announcement of an additional £100m support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.  
£100m Fund For Businesses Impacted By Covid-19
From Highland and Islands Enterprise.   Further to Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop's announcement this morning that the Scottish Government's additional £100m fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be open for applications from 2pm, we wanted to provide you with more information about this support.  
Highlands And Islands Enterprise - Latest Covid19 Guidance
We would like to reassure you that HIE is doing all it can to gather information and work with Scottish Government to ensure that the appropriate support is reaching our communities and local economy.   We hope to soon have more detail about how to access the recently announced Scottish Government grants to help communities affected by Covid19 https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19 You will have seen new headlines emerging daily at a national and UK level with proposed measures to help individuals, businesses and communities.  
Datafest20 Launched In InvernessThumbnail for article : Datafest20 Launched In Inverness
Scotland's two week festival of data was launched on 9th March 2020 by Scottish Government's cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes in An Lòchran, Inverness.   Now in its fourth year, DataFest will once again showcase Scotland's leading role in data science and artificial intelligence.  
Most Northerly Distillery Set To Go At John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : Most Northerly Distillery Set To Go At John O'Groats
Planning permission was granted yesterday for a 32,670 square foot site that will house a distillery, visitor centre and bonded warehouse.   The new micro distillery at John O'Groats has secured a grant from Highland and Islands Enterprise of £198,000.  
Satellite Launch Site Plans - Another ViewThumbnail for article : Satellite Launch Site Plans - Another View
The latest generation of small communications satellites could be launched into Earth orbit from the northern Highlands of Scotland within the next two years.   Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has submitted a planning application for a vertical launch site, Space Hub Sutherland, that it plans to construct on the A' Mhoine peninsula, Melness, near Tongue.  
Contract Awarded For £250k Adventure Tourism ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Contract Awarded For £250k Adventure Tourism Programme
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has contracted marketing and business development company, Business and Tourism Solutions (BTS), who will work with Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to deliver the programme.   It will provide intensive engagement, support and interventions for around 50 businesses and providers in the sector across the Highland Council area.  

[Printer Friendly Version]