A programme designed to give fast track training and mentoring to entrepreneurs in the Highlands and Islands has supported 133 business to build a company since it began five years ago. Pathfinder Accelerator gives participants practical tools and techniques to put their ideas through their paces, a
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A project on the island of Arran to build and test two prototype electric workboats has secured up to £163,130 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Arran Workboats Limited (AWL) supplies petrol and diesel powered workboats to many operators of Scotland’s 200 or so fish
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has welcomed 21 young entrepreneurs from the region onto a year-long programme aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. The programme, IMPACT30, is led by HIE and delivered by business skills training consultancy, Skillfluence.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has published figures showing the agency provided investments of just over £4.25 million in the Outer Hebrides during 2022. Between 1 January and 31 December, Salar Smokehouse Limited was awarded £72,685 towards its refit project at its new premises
A major research and development (R&D) project expected to create up to 500 jobs is under way in the Highlands after securing a £2.8 million investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). If successful, the total £14m R&D spend by Ross-shire Engineering Limited (RSE), wi
Making up a critical part of the rural economy, social enterprises have contributed £197 million in the Highlands and Islands — up £32m since 2019.
The vast majority of businesses in the Highlands and Islands have taken action to support their employees in response to the cost crisis, according to Scotland’s latest Rural Business Survey commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), South of Scotland Enterprise, and the Scottish
A Shetland knitwear firm, Jamieson's Spinning, has completed a project to increase capacity and productivity by using innovative technology.
23 businesses have started the latest edition of Highlands and Islands Enterprise's (HIE) Pathfinder Accelerator programme. The programme provides fast-track training and mentoring for entrepreneurs looking to build a company or launch a new product.
Seven young people have been appointed in a range of posts in the Outer Hebrides by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The posts, which have all been filled in recent months, are based in Benbecula and Stornoway and have an important part in helping businesses and communities to develop and gro
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved more than £1.9 million in investments across Argyll and the Islands in the first half of the 2022 financial year. Between 1 April and 30 September, Arran Aromatics was awarded up to £80,226 for the development of a new filling line. Mor
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has invested over £700,000 into businesses across the Inner Moray Firth region during the first six months of the 2022 fiscal year. Timber specialist firm Russwood Limited was awarded up to £149,965 in green jobs funding towards the cost of automati
A local firm has been awarded a £2.7 million contract to develop eight new business units at Broadford Industrial Estate on the Isle of Skye.
The potential of Argyll and Bute’s unique natural landscape to tackle carbon emissions could be worth millions to the local economy, according to new research.
Russwood, a timber manufacturing and processing firm, has secured a green jobs investment worth £180,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The Newtonmore business is undergoing a £1.5 million project to expand and become a more modern, technological advanced and efficient