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Young Entrepreneur and Young Business of the Year Awards 2022 open for entries!

15th June 2022

With our Annual Dinner returning for the first time since 2019, we are delighted to announce that our Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Business of the Year Awards are once again open for entries! These awards are designed to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that makes the North Highlands great, and are a fantastic […]

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DASA Launches Phase 2 of Point of Care Diagnostics

26th July 2022

We are delighted to announce Phase 2 of Point of care diagnostics (if you are interested in Phase 1, the information is here). In Phase 2, we have £1m and expect to fund 1-2 projects which will finish at TRL5. We are looking for innovations that enable front-line clinicians to diagnose and treat individuals exposed […]

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DASA Themed Competition – Veterans’ Health Innovation Fund on behalf of The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA; Cabinet Office)

6th July 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new DASA Themed Competition – Veterans’ Health Innovation Fund on behalf of The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA; Cabinet Office). Projects can be up to 24 months in length, will be <£300k and be within  TRL1 to TRL6. There is £2.7m available in total. This is […]

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New Members – July 2022

5th July 2022

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome to our membership Myconsultant.biz, ROSE Sustainability Ltd, Park Lodge International Ltd, Caithness Agricultural Society and Liddicoat PR Consultancy As well as the Highland Coast Hotels Collection which includes Newton Lodge, Kylesku Hotel, Royal Marine Hotel, Tongue Hotel, Royal Golf Hotel and the Plockton Inn. To discuss membership, please reach out to our Business Development manager, Fiona Levack. You can contact […]

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New Members July

5th July 2022

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome Myconsultant.biz, ROSE Sustainability Ltd, Park Lodge International Ltd, Caithness Agricultural Society and Liddicoat PR Consultancy to the Chamber membership group. We also delighted to welcome Highland Coast Hotels Collection which includes Newton Lodge, Kylesku Hotel, Royal Marine Hotel, Tongue Hotel, Royal Golf Hotel and the Plockton Inn. To discuss membership, […]

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Castletown Mill to be refurbished by Dunnet Bay Distillers

27th June 2022

Dunnet Bay Distillers has been granted Planning Permission to refurbish the 200-year-old Mill and surrounding land at Castletown, near the distillery’s headquarters. The Caithness-based company which owns the multi-award-winning Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka brands, acquired the historic Mill in 2021. The restoration and fit-out of the refurbished building could cost up to […]

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DASA launches two Themed Competitions – ‘Engineering Biology’ and ‘Beyond the Smartwatch’

23rd June 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new Themed Competitions. There is some cross-over, if you are unsure which competition to consider please get in touch. Please note that you cannot submit the same proposal to both competitions. 1. Engineering Biology – closes midday on the 25th of August We have £750k for […]

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Johnston Carmichael appoints three senior members to private client team

14th June 2022

Leading independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has bolstered its private client advisory team with three new senior appointments. Katy Burke has been appointed as director and Michael Jamieson and Roger Campbell have both been appointed as senior tax managers in the team, all working with Johnston Carmichael clients across the UK. Known […]

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Budding Engineers CIC: End of initial project report, Tech4Tots & Teens

14th June 2022

In July 2021 as you know we started a new project across the North of Scotland called Tech4tots & Teens which ran to the end of April 2022. This was part of the Device Refurbishment Fund, funded by SCVO. Due to the high demand of requests from families out with our boundaries, at the end […]

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Defence and Security Accelerator launch ‘It’s Good for Missiles to Talk’

13th June 2022

DASA are pleased to announce the launch of a new themed competition on behalf of DSTL.  Up to £800k is available to fund advanced technology which can underpin a future cooperative missile. Cooperative missiles can communicate with each other, share situational awareness and organise themselves to ‘work together’ efficiently to achieve a common objective The competition […]

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Innovation fund launches to support Ukrainian armed forces

31st May 2022

The brightest minds in the UK Defence industry are being encouraged to continue developing more battle-winning ideas to help Ukraine. Original source link here. Campaign launched to bolster Defence innovation in support of Ukraine’s Armed Forces At least £25 million of funding available for successful proposals to tackle specific needs Focus on rapidly delivering from […]

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