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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

www.hie.co.uk

Photograph of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland and is home to around 450,000 people.

HIE's role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region. To achieve this it creates infrastructure for future investment, assists large and small businesses with growth aspirations and has a unique role strengthening communities, particularly in fragile areas. As part of this HIE supports communities to acquire and develop land and other assets.

HIE supports the growth ambitions of business and social enterprise clients by creating close working relationships in order to accelerate growth in turnover, profitability, wage levels, exports and therefore Gross Value Added (GVA) in the HIE area.

HIE also invests in transformational projects across the region to make the Highlands and Islands a more competitive and attractive place to live, work, study and grow.

Telephone
01847 896115

Fax
01847 893383

E-mail
thurso@hient.co.uk

Postal Address
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Tollemache House
High Street
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 8AZ



Opening Hours

Sunday :
Closed
Monday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Friday :
09:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday :
Closed




News for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

HIE Publishes Results Of Latest Business Panel Survey
This is according to the findings of the latest business panel survey undertaken by Ipsos MORI for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in October.   More than a thousand businesses in the region were contacted for their views on topics such as financial health, priorities and concerns.  
£5m For Aquaculture R and D Project That Will Create 30 Jobs
A four-year aquaculture R&D project that will create 30 jobs has been awarded up to £5m.   A four-year aquaculture research and development project has been awarded up to £5m in public sector funding.  
Construction Pauses For Winter As Cairngorm Mountain Gets Ready To Welcome SkiersThumbnail for article : Construction Pauses For Winter As Cairngorm Mountain Gets Ready To Welcome Skiers
One of the UK's most challenging civil engineering projects will be paused for the next few months as winter takes hold on Cairngorm mountain estate.   Teams from contractor Balfour Beatty, acting for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), have been busy on site since April 2021, carrying out a range of technical tasks to strengthen the 1.8km viaduct that supports the Cairngorm funicular railway.  
West Coast Community Launches Hydropower SchemeThumbnail for article : West Coast Community Launches Hydropower Scheme
The Barr River hydropower scheme was completed in July 2021 on a site deep in the forest, 11 miles from the village of Lochaline.   Today will also mark the opening of two further community-developed facilities - a community hub and new housing.  
Second Forres Building Occupied By Expanding Space FirmThumbnail for article : Second Forres Building Occupied By Expanding Space Firm
The purpose built 929 square metre manufacturing facility at 5 Innovation Way is owned by park developer, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  It sits opposite Orbex's existing premises also located in the Enterprise Park and owned by the company.  
Entries are now open for the 2022 University of the Highlands and Islands business competitionThumbnail for article : Entries are now open for the 2022 University of the Highlands and Islands business competition
Entries are now open for the 2022 University of the Highlands and Islands business competition.  Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea are invited to apply, with £8000 in prize money up for grabs.  
The Young Company Capital Investment Grant Scheme
As part of our continued response to supporting economic recovery following the pandemic, this fund aims to stimulate an increase in regional employment for individuals aiming to move into self-employment whilst helping to support growth and resilience in young companies.   The scheme can provide grant funding of up to 50% of eligible costs for capital equipment for start-up or young companies/social enterprises (less than five years old).  
Orkney Brewery Set To Create Jobs And Cut CarbonThumbnail for article : Orkney Brewery Set To Create Jobs And Cut Carbon
Sinclair Breweries, which operates the Orkney Brewery, is investing £300,000 to expand the kitchen in the brewery's visitor centre, install an on-site kegging plant and set up an improved temperature control system.   A contribution of up to £99,000 has been secured from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Programme Offers Support To Tourism On Journey To Low-carbon FutureThumbnail for article : Programme Offers Support To Tourism On Journey To Low-carbon Future
Destination Net Zero will provide support to tourism businesses and destinations as they transition to a greener, more sustainable future.   A key strand in the Scottish Government's COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Programme, the initiative includes the creation of a website offering practical advice for businesses when moving to low-carbon, an awareness-raising programme promoting net zero as good business and funding support, due to be announced later this year, for up to 250 businesses and at least two destinations to invest in carbon reduction activity.  
Rural Firms Encouraged To Take Part In New Business Survey
Businesses in rural areas across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a new Rural Business Panel survey, which gets underway this week.   More than 2,700 firms are to be contacted for their views on topics such as economic confidence, business performance and optimism, as well as current concerns such as financing, increased costs, supply chain issues and labour challenges.  

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