Business Development and Membership with Caithness Chamber of Commerce

Fiona Levack, Business Development Manager at Caithness Chamber of Commerce will join us for this session to share an overview on the business development and support that is offered by the Chamber, as well as the benefits of our membership for businesses.

At the Chamber, we offer a multitude of support on a range of different areas, such as sustainability, start-up business support, and policy guidance. So if you are a local business in any sector looking to see what support is available for you, this webinar will be full of relevant and helpful information.

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  • Wednesday 21st August 2024
  • Venue: Ulbster Arms Hotel, Halkirk
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Chamber members only – Register VIA Eventbrite

Connect, Grow & Thrive!

Join us for Chamber networking event in the Ulbster Arms Hotel! It’s your chance to cultivate valuable professional connections in Caithness and Sutherland. Relax and reconnect with fellow businesses in a laid-back setting and discover new opportunities to grow.

  • Establish meaningful connections
  • Foster business growth
  • Network with professionals across diverse sectors

This event is complimentary for Chamber Members, inclusive of all members of your staff team, anyone from your business is welcome to attend.

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  • Wednesday 6th March, 2024
  • Venue: Royal Thurso Hotel
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Chamber members only – Register VIA Eventbrite

Connect, Grow & Thrive!

Don’t miss our first in-person networking event of 2024! It’s your chance to cultivate valuable professional connections in Caithness and Sutherland. Relax and reconnect with fellow businesses in a laid-back setting and discover new opportunities to grow.

  • Establish meaningful connections
  • Foster business growth
  • Network with professionals across diverse sectors

Our first event will take place in the Lounge restaurant, in the newly renovated Thurso Royal Hotel. This event is complimentary for Chamber Members, inclusive of all members of your staff team, anyone from your business is welcome to attend.

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  • Friday 24th May, 2024
  • Venue: Shebeen, Wick
  • Time: 1200-1400
  • Price: £23 per person
  • Chamber members only – Register VIA Eventbrite

Join us to network, elevate your business’s profile, and explore Caithness’s newest supper club venue. Learn about the exciting future plans for this venture while mingling with fellow members.
To maximize networking opportunities, everyone will switch tables twice during the event.

Your booking includes seasonal two-course lunch, crafted with locally sourced ingredients by Chef Buchanan, accompanied by tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing you there!

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For generations Scottish Apprenticeships have powered potential; passed on the skills to thrive; built businesses to prosper; and energised the economy.

Join our webinar on 4th March from 10am-11am this Scottish Apprenticeship Week, to find out how apprenticeships are supporting Scotland’s employers to generate growth and provide them with the skills they need to compete in a changing world.

Register now to hear directly from Scottish Apprenticeship Awards employer finalists about the value apprentices bring to their businesses. You will also get the latest apprentice voice insights from SDS to help you attract the right talent and develop your workforce.

Register using this link to hear directly from Scottish Apprenticeship Awards employer finalists about the value apprentices bring to their businesses.

Member’s Insight’ is a virtual platform for Chamber members to share their expert knowledge, experience, and advice with fellow members.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Keith Nicholson, Director, Cyber Security Scotland, in this session, designed to give you expert advice on how you can safeguard your business from cyber threats.

These online events will last for an hour and include a Q&A session at the end.

About Cyber Security Scotland

Cyber Security Scotland is a non-profit organisation established to provide independent advice, guidance and services on all aspects of cyber security to public bodies and businesses.

This event is open to Caithness Chamber of Commerce members, Venture North members and business support.

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Member’s Insight’ is a virtual platform for Chamber members to share their expert knowledge, experience, and advice with fellow members.

We are delighted to welcome Alex MacDonald, Commercial Manager, North Point Distillery, in this session, designed to highlight the pros & cons of buying and selling goods and services online.

These online events will last for an hour and include a Q&A session at the end.

This event is open to Caithness Chamber of Commerce members, Venture North members and business support.

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Member’s Insight’ is a virtual platform for Chamber members to share their expert knowledge, experience, and advice with fellow members.

We are delighted to welcome Màiri Macdonald, Local Enterprise Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland in this session, designed to help you jump-start your net zero journey.

These online events will last for an hour and include a Q&A session at the end.

Mairi Macdonald, Local Enterprise Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland

Covering the North of Scotland and based in Inverness, Màiri supports start-up businesses to get their ideas off the ground, with practical day-to-day support around planning and growth as well as hosting events locally.

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Màiri is a native Gaelic speaker and is passionate about helping the often economically fragile communities of the Highlands and Islands to achieve their full potential.

Mairi is also past president of Highland Business Women and has a keen interest in supporting female founders.

This event is open to Caithness Chamber of Commerce members, Venture North members and business support.

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‘Member’s Insight’ is a virtual platform for Chamber members to share their expert knowledge, experience, and advice with fellow members.

We are delighted to welcome award-winning independent financial advisors, Phil Anderson Financial Services for expert insight on financial planning.

These online events will last for an hour and will include a Q&A session at the end.

In this session, Kevin Philip, Financial Advisor will cover the following topics:

  • Tax-efficient protection for business owners – business protection and relevant life cover
  • Retirement Planning – pensions, auto enrolment, SIPP’s, SSAS’s and the tax advantages of salary sacrifice
  • Investment Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Employee Benefits and wellness programmes
  • Commercial Lending

Kevin will also discuss the need for business protection against unforeseen events such as illness, disability, or death of key personnel. He will explore options such as key person insurance, shareholder protection insurance, and business loan protection.

About Phil Anderson Financial Services

Phil Anderson Financial Services is committed to delivering Independent Financial Advice to their clients across a wide range of areas, including:

  • Investment
  • Pensions
  • Savings
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance

Phil Anderson Financial Services hosts the Podcast ‘The UK Personal Finance Show ~ Pensions, Investment, Savings and Insurance,’ which is designed to help people make money matters more understandable and straightforward.

Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts here.

This event is open to Caithness Chamber of Commerce members, Venture North members and business support.

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