30th March 2021
Caithness Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that, thanks to continued support from Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), it will be extending and expanding its business support programme for a further three years.
The financial support from DSRL will enable the Chamber to provide support to both new and existing businesses across Caithness and North Sutherland. New to this programme is a package of sustainability support, aimed at helping businesses throughout the region understand and develop sustainable solutions to help them grow.
The Chamber will be working closely with partner organisations like Zero Waste Scotland to help businesses in the North Highlands understand what support is on offer and how they can access it. Bespoke support will also be available to help guide businesses throughout their sustainability journey, helping them to find solutions that are appropriate and will enable them to grow and profit in the long-term as well as becoming more sustainable.
Support for those looking to start up a new business will also continue to be provided, with the Chamber’s expert local team on hand to give advice and guidance on everything from finance to marketing.
Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, said:
“Sustainability and the need for a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic are high on the agenda for both UK and Scottish Governments. We believe that businesses do have a role to play in addressing the climate emergency and that this does not need to be a burden but rather can be an opportunity to reexamine the way we work and make a positive difference to our businesses, as well as to our communities.
“Delivering our existing programme of business support has been a valuable and rewarding experience for the Chamber, and we are delighted that DSRL have provided financial support to allow this programme not just to continue but to expand in exciting new directions.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to support not just our members but all businesses across the North Highlands through the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe passionately that a strong, sustainable business community benefits everyone, and look forward to taking on this new challenge.”