Caithness businessmen among finalists in IoD awards

24th April 2020

TWO Caithness-based businessmen are among the finalists in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland Director of the Year Awards. Martin Murray, of Dunnet Bay Distillers, is shortlisted for regional director of the year in the Highlands and Islands (sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise). Mr Murray is also nominated in the family business category (sponsored […]

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Chamber Comment – John O’Groat Journal 24/04/2020

24th April 2020

It’s safe to say that the last few weeks have been a uniquely challenging time for the Chamber and the businesses across the North Highlands that we represent. Normally at this time of year we would be absorbing and preparing for any changes announced in the UK and Scottish Budgets, making our projections for the […]

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Cavendish Nuclear Secures Prestigious Rospa President’s Award

23rd April 2020

Cavendish Nuclear has successfully achieved the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) President’s Award. The President’s Award is only given to companies which have won 10 RoSPA Gold Awards in succession; one a year for each of the last 10 years. Each Gold Award requires demonstrating a very high level of performance, […]

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SCC comment on UK Government support for start-ups

20th April 2020

Commenting on the UK Government unveiling financial support for start-ups affected by Covid-19, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The entrepreneurial pedigree of Scotland and the UK’s start up community has helped build up a world-renowned international reputation for creativity and innovation. “There were gaps in the current […]

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SCC responds to extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

17th April 2020

Commenting on the UK Chancellor’s announcement today, that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by one month until the end of June, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The Scottish Chamber Network called for – and welcomes – this extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, […]

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Fibre 1 keep a positive approach while supporting customers to work as normally as possible

17th April 2020

All businesses large or small are undoubtedly affected by the unchartered times we find ourselves in due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Here at Fibre 1 we are keeping our usual positive approach and outlook to working life supporting our customers to continue to work as close to normal as possible during these challenging times. The […]

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SCC comment on additional £220m funding for businesses announced by Scottish Government

15th April 2020

Commenting on the additional £220m funding for businesses announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes MSP, Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “We raised directly with Scottish Ministers the gaping anomaly between the financial support available for businesses with more than one property in Scotland compared to […]

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Caithness distillery receives funding to produce hand sanitiser

15th April 2020

Demand for hand sanitiser has led to a Caithness distillery being awarded funding to help the community. The Ice and Fire Distillery at Latheronwheel has switched its normal operations during the coronavirus crisis to make this new product and distribute it free to those who need it, including public services such as doctors’ surgeries, local […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – information to prepare now

14th April 2020

There has been some recent movement on the Jobs Retention Scheme timescale with HMRC announcing they hope to have the portal up and running by the end of the month. They have asked businesses to get the following information ready now: You’ll need to provide the following to make a claim: The bank account number […]

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Harper Macleod LLP: The SHREC show must go on – coming to a screen near you!

9th April 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak may have prevented the Highlands and Islands’ renewables sector from gathering physically. However, it can’t stop us from celebrating the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) on 30 April. That’s why, for the first time ever, Harper Macleod LLP are going to deliver a digital SHREC experience.The full SHREC has, […]

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