About Us

Our Vision

The Business Voice of the North Highlands

Our Mission

To create a vibrant economy within the North Highlands that is successful, sustainable and diverse.

Our Pledge

To lead by working in partnership with our members, key partners and the wider community in the North Highlands.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce was first established in the 1970s by a group of local business entrepreneurs.  In the late 1980s it embarked on a campaign to secure improvements to the A9, the main arterial road serving the North Highland’s area. Thanks to this far-sighted effort, only now is the region enjoying some of the arising benefits.

In late 2008 a new company limited by guarantee was formed and, with initial funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise of £150,000, the Caithness Chamber of Commerce was relaunched with a full time Chief Executive and a new structure. Further staff were recruited with a three year £120,000 funding award from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Today, the Chamber is the foremost business networking organisation in the North Highlands and aims to support every type of business, from sole traders and small businesses to large corporate companies. Our members are drawn from a vast range of industry sectors including energy, tourism, retail, transport, food and drink and manufacturing.

Tailoring services to members, Caithness Chamber of Commerce has developed a valuable portfolio of added value services to boost the business success of members. The Chamber also stages a number of events throughout the year to facilitate the vital interaction between business owners and managers.  The annual Chamber of Commerce dinner is the highlight of the year at which past keynote speakers have included such key business leaders as Sir Tom Farmer and politicians including the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the Secretary of State for Scotland.

As a Chamber member you will enjoy a range of exclusive business to business  deals and benefits, including:

See membership benefits for detail of all benefits available

Ahead of our AGMs, we produce Annual Review documents. You can see what we’ve been working on here:

"We cannot fault the attention given by the Chamber, any time we have needed their assistance so are happy to recommend joining to any business large or small."Anne, Accommodation Scotland
RESSilver Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Jacobs Clean Energy LtdPlatinum Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Cavendish NuclearPlatinum Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
"BBM Solicitors have been Chamber members since they formed in November 2010. BBM values the services the Chamber provides to its members and the networking opportunities they provide. Caithness has a strong and active Chamber that provides resources for the local business community."Jennifer - BBM Solicitors
"The Caithness Chamber of Commerce has become the de-facto voice of business in this region for many years now. They provide a second-to-none service for all members and are always ready to step in and help, no matter what the problem is. Through the staff and directors  they have a wealth of experience and a very broad range of all skills required to run any successful business."Bill, Imenco UK Ltd
SSE RenewablesSilver Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
"One of our voluntary community groups had ongoing HR concerns and we accessed the Caithness Chamber HR line that is available to you as Members. They were extremely helpful and, with additional sterling support from Trudy, we brought the situation to an acceptable conclusion for all parties’’Frances, Caithness Voluntary Group
"Our continued membership brings access to great networking opportunities with organisations across the area. In particular the Caithness Transport Forum has helped to generate new partnerships and business."Kris, Northlink Ferries
West of Orkney WindfarmDiamond Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
We joined the Chamber and within days we were receiving support.  We had a large tender we wanted to submit so the chamber put us in contact with Mike.  The knowledge and support we received was beyond what we expected and the tender was submitted, which would not have been possible without the extensive help we received from Mike.  The communication and help we have had from the Chamber in the last couple of months has been invaluable to our small business, just wish we had joined sooner.Lorna O'Brien, O'Brien Recycling
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority / DounreayDiamond Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Highland Wind LtdDiamond Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Atkins RealisSilver Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm LtdSilver Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Subsea 7Silver Premier Partners of Caithness Chamber of Commerce