Rural businesses in the Highlands and Islands are doing more to invest in new technologies and move towards low carbon ways of working than those in the rest of Scotland, according to a new report. However, the latest Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) business panel survey also notes that the r
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has partnered with Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to launch a global initiative to attract overseas manufacturing companies of scale to ports in the Cromarty and Moray Firths. The main target of this in
Twenty-two businesses from the Highlands and Islands have started the latest Pathfinder Accelerator programme operated by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which aims to put them on the fast track to success. The programme has been developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and is del
Modular West Ltd, a modular housing construction business on the Isle of Barra, has been awarded £105,000 funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help build a new factory. Modular West Ltd builds bespoke housing and commercial modules and was established last year by local Barra
A substantial boost for Scotland’s economy is expected after new figures showed thousands of jobs had been secured through inward investment in the past financial year. Scottish Development International (SDI) statistics revealed that more than 7,500 planned real living wage jobs had been gene
Social enterprise Bute Kitchen has secured £20,000 COVID recovery support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for a project to strengthen skills among the island’s hospitality workforce, explore local markets for food produced on the island and promote the Bute ‘brand&rsquo
Nairn-based timber processing firm Gordon Timber (GT) is set to increase production and company turnover after securing £95,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), to help pay for the cost of installing new automated equipment for handling materials.
Businesses operating in marine sectors in the Highlands and Islands have until 6 July to apply for funding to help make offshore production and transport green, clean and sustainable. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is a partner in the multi-national GreenOffshoreTech project. The project aim
Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have teamed up to help around 50 Scottish companies calculate the carbon savings of their innovative new products and services – so that they can meet the growing requirement to accurately forecast their environmental impact.
UHI Shetland has secured £185,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment known as an Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB). The IFCB can scan water samples for phytoplankton (micro-algae) using flow cytometry, lasers and cameras. It then beams th