Caithness Chamber of Commerce is hosing a Business Breakfast along with our member Highland Coast Hotels at 09:00 Wednesday 15th February in the Royal Marine Hotel, Brora.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce works across the North Highlands, representing over 225 businesses across all sectors in the region. Part of the global chamber network giving voice to the North Highland region, Caithness Chamber of Commerce supports businesses in a variety of ways.

For a number of years the business landscape has been and continues to be challenging and we are keen to hear about your concerns, issues and opportunities. Join us for informal discussion over breakfast, meet other local business owners and see how we can help you.

With a delicious buffet breakfast, tea and coffee served in the charming Royal Marine Hotel, there will also be a chance to hear news and opportunities from the team at Highland Coast Hotels.

For bookings and further information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caithness-chamber-of-commerce-business-breakfast-royal-marine-hotel-brora-tickets-513909756917

Are you up to date on the Short-term Let Licensing Legislation and how it will impact your business?

We understand the Short-term Let Licensing Legislation impacts many of the members and businesses at Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North. Join us at this Short-term Let licensing Legislation Update exclusive to Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North Members.

We are pleased to welcome Gary Somers, a solicitor in the Licensing Team at the Highland Council. Gary takes the lead on short-term lets licensing for the Highland Council and will provide an informative update session and Q&A. This is your chance to get expert advice on the new mandatory licensing regime.

 

📆 Monday 27 February

⏰ 10:00 – 11:30 AM

📍 Online via Zoom – bookings via eventbrite

🎫 Free Event ( Caithness Chamber of Commerce and Venture North Members Only )

 

If you have any questions for Gary, please submit these in advance by email to comms@caithnesschamber.com

 

Click here for further details and to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-term-let-licensing-legislation-update-and-qa-session-tickets-523497845147

 

Join us for an informal, online catch up exclusively for chamber members.

The Chamber team would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 26th January at 10:00 for our first “Coffee & a Chat” in 2023.  These short sessions are a chance to chat and check in with others in the local business community.  We’ll be on hand to answer any niggling questions or simply to share experiences.

To register, please drop us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom link to join the call. You can email our Business Development Manager, Fiona for access. Fiona@caithnesschamber.com

 

 

Caithness Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a business breakfast with our Diamond Premier Partners, Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm.  The breakfast will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso from 08:00 and will be free to attend.

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the work that Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm have planned in this area and to meet with key contacts within the organisation.  One-to-one sessions will also be available after the breakfast.

We anticipate that there will be opportunities for our local supply chain, so we would encourage our members to come along and find out more.

To book your place at this event, simply email fiona@caithnesschamber.com or call us on 01847 890076 by 14th November.  Please advise whether you wish a One-to One appointment and any dietary requirements you may have.

 

Our Fifteenth Annual General Meeting, is to be held at Puldagon Farm, Stirkoke, Wick on 6 October from 17:30.

Come along and hear about all the different projects we have been involved in throughout the year.  Hear about our membership offering, business support, Developing the Young Workforce and much more.

This year we are showcasing one of our new members Puldagon Farm.  Puldagon Farm is a small family run Farm, Shop and Restaurant set in the beautiful Caithness countryside.  We are really looking forward to welcoming you there and sampling a fantastic sit-down buffet with local produce.

Presentations will be given by our renewable premier partners, West of Orkney Windfarm, Pentland Floating Offshore Windfarm and RES.  This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about their projects and how you can get involved.

It would be great to see as many members attend as possible, giving the opportunity of networking and just spending time catching up.  So, come along, what you waiting for?

Booking is essential so please respond to comms@caithnesschamber.com, or call 01847 890076 if you would like to attend.  Please also advise on any dietary requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Chamber is pleased to invite you to join us on 24th August at 10:00, when Ewan Stafford (Senior Associate) from Harper Macleod will be giving his views on what the burning issues are in employment law at present.

This will include;

  • Current Covid issues.
  • How to handle flexible working requests.
  • The importance of proper procedures in disciplinary processes.
  • How businesses can protect themselves through the use of “restrictive covenants”.
  • The impact of the “Forstater” decision in practice.

There will be an opportunity to discuss the above topics and questions will be taken during the seminar.

To reserve your place at this virtual event, simply click on the button below.

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce, thanks to sponsorship from Cavendish Nuclear, is pleased to be able to offer our members some expert guidance on how to navigate the new Social Value requirements in public procurement.

Taking place on 18 May 2022, this free workshop will give members an overview of the legislation behind the process and how commissioners are responding to this. By the end of the session, attendees will have a good understanding of what Social Value is and how to respond to questions relating to it.

Public procurers including the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Ministry of Defence are now ‘buying’ social activities within contracts, and businesses are increasingly being asked questions about this in tenders. This session is a real opportunity for the local supply chain to get some advance insight into how they can best prepare to demonstrate Social Value when bidding for work from public sector organisations.

If you would be interested in signing up, please let us know by emailing info@caithnesschamber.com or by calling 01847 890076. Full details of the workshop will be circulated in due course.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland, would like to invite you to attend a workshop on Managing Change, hosted from 12:00-14:30 on 17 May 2022 at the Pentland Hotel in Thurso.

The past few years have brought with them any number of unforeseen challenges for businesses in the North Highlands. From the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the more recent challenges arising from uncertainty around energy prices, material costs and international events, it has been hard for businesses to prepare for what might come next.

At this event, attendees will hear from the Royal Bank of Scotland’s expert team on how to prepare their businesses to adapt to whatever the next few years may bring, as well as hearing direct from guest speakers as to how they have managed change within their own businesses. The event will also feature a networking lunch.

Book to attend this free event using this link.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce their rescheduled Annual Dinner event which will now take place on 11th November 2022.

This prestigious event has long been one of the most popular in the local business calendar, with over 200 of the area’s most influential business people attending every year.

This year’s Annual Dinner is set to take place on Friday 11th November 2022 at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, and as the first since 2019 is sure to be a memorable event.

Limited tickets for this event are currently available. For further information contact fiona@caithnesschamber.co.uk