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.

BOOK NOW

 

 

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 the return of its flagship Annual Dinner event on 16th September 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 16th September 2022 at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, and as the first since 2019 is sure to be a memorable event.

Tickets for this event are currently unavailable. For further information contact fiona@caithnesschamber.co.uk

 

Caithness Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to attend a business breakfast at 08:00 on Tuesday 29 March in Mackays Hotel, Wick to hear more about the upcoming opportunities in the space sector.

You may already be aware of the significant steps that have been taken over the last few years to bring space sector activity into our area. This briefing will provide updates from Space Hub Sutherland and Orbex on current activity, future activity in the region and areas where local companies can get involved.

There will be a breakfast supplied at no charge and an opportunity to speak with people closely involved with building this activity in the area.

We anticipate that there will be opportunities available for businesses in every sector, so we would encourage all of our members to come along and find out more. The Chamber is also producing a Space Directory to provide greater detail of the capabilities available in the local supply chain, and there is still an opportunity for members to be a part of this.

To book your free place at this event, simply email info@caithnesschamber.com or call us on 01847 890076 by Thursday 24 March.

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce are supporting the event below on the 16th March which members from fellow highland chambers are invited to attend.

Join IASeminars for their ESG Reporting – Why you need to care webinar on 16 March to find out a high level introduction to ESG reporting for business.

An ESG report is a report published by a business or organisation about environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts. These reports will eventually become mandatory, but it’s important to note that there is a growing expectation from customers, shareholders and other stakeholders for businesses to have clear and robust ESG policies and practices.

This brief overview session is a perfect introduction into the world of ESG and why indeed you do need to care. The session is aimed at anyone in business, including business owners and leaders; those charged with governance and policy; accountants; lawyers; managers at all levels; investor relations professionals; investors and users of organisational reports.

📆 16 March
⏰ 10:00-11:00

Book your free place here.

To mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board in partnership with Scottish Chambers of Commerce and other business organisations is hosting a short webinar for employers of all sizes and sectors across Scotland to find out how Scottish Apprenticeships can work for their business.

Employers that want to find new talent, develop their workforce and build skills they need now, for a sustainable future should join this one hour webinar to find out how apprenticeships can offer the solution.

  • Hear from other employers and their apprentices about the benefits of apprenticeships
  • Find out from experts about the practical support available to recruit or upskill existing employees through apprenticeships
  • Learn how Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships can support employee progression and skills development

Panelists include Scottish Power Energy Networks, Sitekit, Pulsion Technology and West Highland College UHI.

Find out more and book your free place here

Chamber members are invited to join us to learn how to get the most from your chamber membership. This session will be online and interactive which will allow participants to chat and ask questions about all things membership and it’s benefits.

This event offers all members the opportunity to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership – some of which we can implement immediately to start showcasing your business.

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