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Caithness firm wins ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Antarctic contract

A CAITHNESS electrical firm has won a multimillion-pound contract to upgrade a research station in the Antarctic.

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NEW DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED FOR SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has promoted Charandeep Singh to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive as the business group focuses on growing the reach of the Scottish Chamber Network nationally and internationally.

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John O’Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064

OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS

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Spaceport ‘fantastic boost’ for far north

THE plan to build the UK's first vertical launch spaceport in the far north is "a fantastic confidence boost" for the area and could be a catalyst for other developments, local trade unionists have been told.

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NDA delivers £5 million boost to Scrabster harbour

A BID to upgrade Scrabster harbour has received a massive boost with a £5 million award from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

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£50m Wick harbour development could create 700 jobs

The plan, being mooted by the Wick Harbour Authority, would result in the construction of a heavy lift and decommissioning quay, a breakwater and a deepened basin in the Shaltigoe area of the port.

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Thurso Community Development Trust secure Climate Challenge Funding

Thurso Community Development Trust (TCDT) have secured a share of funding made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

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First Newton Room in the UK is officially opened

The first Norwegian style learning centre in the UK will be officially opened in Thurso today (Monday March 25).

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Arch Henderson Celebrates 100 Years in Business

Arch Henderson celebrating 100 years in business.

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Europe Direct Information Centre hosts successful Brexit Business Breakfast

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands, hosted by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, held a well-attended business breakfast at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso on Friday 1 March to give businesses across the region the latest information on what they should be doing to prepare for…

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The Europe Direct Information Centre to host free Brexit events across Caithness

With Brexit day fast approaching, and much still to be decided about the details of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, many businesses across the North Highlands have concerns about how Brexit will impact them.

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Cavendish Nuclear Employees Recognised at Women In Nuclear awards

Two Cavendish Nuclear employees have received recognition for going above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector at this year’s Women in Nuclear (WIN) conference on 30th January.

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Envision set for growth

A Caithness engineering and design company is to increase its workforce after moving into larger premises to cope with increased demand for its services.

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Cavendish Nuclear secures skyline changing decommissioning contract at Dounreay

Cavendish Nuclear, the UK’s leading nuclear services business, is to carry out the dismantling and demolition of Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor.

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce comment on Scottish Budget 2019/20

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, comments on the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work’s recent Scottish Budget

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SIMEC Atlantis scores €1 million for MeyGen upgrades

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has signed a grant agreement with the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for €1 million in funding to support its tidal turbine development program.

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Denchi Power now trading as Denchi Group

In order to stay customer focused Denchi will now address each market through distinct business streams under the umbrella of Denchi Group.

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Ledingham Chalmers records growth ahead of forecast for last financial year

Full service law firm Ledingham Chalmers said today its figures for the 2017-18 financial year showed a modest increase, ahead of forecast.

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Fibre1 chosen as North strategic partner for Inclarity

Cloud Comms provider Inclarity has signed a distribution agreement with the Scottish business telecoms and connectivity firm Fibre1. Inclarity is widening its channel net in northern England and Scotland and sees Fibre1 as a strategic partner. Fibre1 has been successfully trading for 3 years and is currently working with 50…

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Equiniti wins nuclear industry pension admin contracts

Equiniti Group PLC said Wednesday it has been awarded two pensionadministration contracts in the UK nuclear sector.

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Breakthrough new system secures technical innovation award

Cavendish Nuclear’s new system for characterising alpha-contaminated environments, which promises to transform the decommissioning of redundant nuclear plant industry-wide, secured the Technical Innovation award at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Estate Supply Chain event on 1st November.

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HIE appoints new area manager in Caithness and Sutherland

Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new area manager for Caithness and Sutherland. Eann Sinclair is from Thurso and graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Scottish and English Literature before gaining an MSc in Tourism.

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SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator shows robust trading performance, drop in manufacturing confidence

The latest SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey for Q3 of 2018 illustrates a broadly positive Scottish economy, but slowing investment across a range of sectors, and a challenging set of results for the manufacturing sector, suggest that the need for certainty on the UK’s Exit for the European Union is…

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Scientists visits far north for leading research collaboration opportunities

Scientists from Japan and China recently visited Thurso to collaborate with environmental researchers and engineering professionals as part of academic exchange projects.

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Dounreay management makes long-term employment commitment to its workforce

The companies responsible for decommissioning Dounreay on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have set out proposals to ensure long-term employment for its workforce after the site closes.

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