Highlands And Islands Enterprise

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An event planned to take place in Stornoway on Wednesday 6 March will help local businesses identify and make the most of new opportunities from the growing cruise ship tourism market. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has teamed up with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Stornoway Port Authority (SPA)

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The glass is more than half full in the West Highlands, writes Alastair Nicolson, Highlands and Islands Enterprise area manager for Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross. When we look for problems and faults, we’re guaranteed to find them. But the same can be said of strengths and opportunities.

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A funding package has been agreed to secure an estimated £350 million in inward investment for a major energy industry expansion in the Highlands. Sumitomo Electric UK Power Cables Ltd (SEUK), a subsidiary of Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (SEI) is planning to establish

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A distillery and visitor attraction in Kintyre has announced it is expanding its capacity to accommodate more activities to build on the success of its growing events programme. Beinn an Tuirc Distillery has secured up to £21,740 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to support the move.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has launched a study to assess the demand for commercial property and land in the region. Businesses, community groups, and social enterprises with future property or land plans are urged to participate in the short survey by 22 March.

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In a bid to foster the growth of innovative leaders in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has launched this year's IMPACT30 programme, providing comprehensive business support to 22 individuals under 35 in key decision-making roles.

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Thirteen young entrepreneurs from across the Highlands and Islands have become the latest to complete a year-long programme aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. IMPACT30 is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and is delivered by business skills training consultancy, Sk

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Islay Ales Co Ltd, the sole brewery on the island of Islay, has embarked on a £280,000 expansion with a boost from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which has invested £54,000. This initiative promises to create 2.5 full-time jobs and retain current employment. The brewery, a subsi

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C&A Thomason, a family-operated mussel farm based in North Yell, Shetland, has made significant enhancements to its operations thanks to a funding injection of £70,380 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The financial boost has enabled the Shetland business to procure equipment fo

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The financial year has gotten off to a good start for the Highlands and Islands region and has a promising outlook for inward investment. Vicky Grant, the Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s (HIE) head of international trade and investment, highlighted in her recent blog that this year has alre

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Shetland's only commercial woollen mill, Jamieson’s Spinning, located in Sandness, has experienced overwhelming success with its recently purchased Shima Seiki knitting machine, prompting the acquisition of another to meet soaring international demand for its 'Made in Shetland' products. The f

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Twenty-six entrepreneurs from the Highlands and Islands have embarked on the final edition of the Pathfinder Accelerator, a four-month programme led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), aimed at expediting their journey to business success. The programme provides intensive support for business

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