New Members – April

8th April 2024

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome our new Business Member J Murphy & Son Ltd. We look forward to working with them! To discuss membership, please reach out to our Business Development manager, Fiona Levack. You can contact Fiona by email: fiona@caithnesschamber.com. You can read about membership on the website using this link. If you’re already a […]

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Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 Launches.

5th April 2024

Applications have opened for the fourth year of the Marine Fund Scotland. Addressing the Fisheries Management Scotland conference, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Mairi Gougeon confirmed that £14m will be made available through the Fund in 2024-25 to help deliver Scotland’s Blue Economy Vision, which sets out plans to transform the […]

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Highland Council announces extra digital funding to support businesses

5th April 2024

Following the success of its Business Digital Grant scheme launched last year, The Highland Council is delighted to announce further funding to help Highland companies access digital support alongside other business growth support. Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans said: “We have had a great response with our UKSPF supported […]

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Building Connections, Networking, and Collaboration.

5th April 2024

Trudy Morris, Chief Executive, Caithness Chamber of Commerce: Earlier this month, over 160 people gathered to hear about the growing opportunities across the North Highland region. The room at the Focus North Conference was buzzing with energy, and it wasn’t just the vibrant orange backdrop pointing to a bright future for the region! With a […]

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Venture North Gathering Showcases Tourism Potential Across the North Highlands.

2nd April 2024

Future opportunities for tourism businesses and organisations were explored at Venture North’s third annual Tourism Gathering last week. 70 attendees gathered at Mackays Hotel in Wick ahead of the summer visitor season. Cathy Earnshaw, Destination Strategy Manager for Venture North opened the day by showcasing an overview and short film of Venture North’s key strategic […]

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SCC QEI Q1 2024: Cashflow & Profitability Decline as High Costs Hammer Businesses

28th March 2024

CASHFLOW & PROFITABILITY DECLINE AS HIGH COSTS HAMMER BUSINESSES CASHFLOW & PROFITS DECLINE: Q1 has seen a significant downturn in cashflow and profits, with sizeable contractions recorded across four of the five sectors. RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES: More businesses are reporting challenges in recruiting staff, increasing to 47% for the quarter compared to 40% in the last […]

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Focus North Conference 2024: FutureSkills Initiative to Enhance Apprenticeship Opportunities in North Highland Region.

26th March 2024

FutureSkills on the agenda at Focus North Conference, with the announcement of £100,000 investment to boost new apprenticeship opportunities in the North Highlands. The Focus North Conference 2024 heralded a significant stride towards bolstering apprenticeship opportunities in the North Highland region with the introduction of the FutureSkills Initiative, generously supported by a £100,000 investment from […]

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Over 160 attendees unite at summit to pave the way for a sustainable future in Caithness and Sutherland

21st March 2024

The event in Wick on 19 March, hosted by Focus North, set the scene for the future of Caithness and Sutherland and urged attendees to take control of the growing opportunities. 160+ attendees heard from a dynamic lineup of speakers covering nuclear decommissioning, renewable energy, peatland restoration, and space – which featured spokespeople from NRS […]

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Venture North Tourism Gathering to focus on the future for the North Highlands

14th March 2024

Tourism businesses and organisations from across the North Highlands are set to attend Venture North’s annual Tourism Gathering later in March. Venture North is the Destination Management Organisation ( DMO) for Caithness and Sutherland. Venture North works with local businesses, communities, and stakeholders to provide a united voice and vision for the development and promotion […]

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New Members – March

11th March 2024

This month, we’re thrilled to welcome our new Business Members 8 Doors Distillery, No Nonsense Nutrition, and Kirsteen Campbell Women’s Health Coach & Trainer. We look forward to working with them all! To discuss membership, please reach out to our Business Development manager, Fiona Levack. You can contact Fiona by email: fiona@caithnesschamber.com. You can read about […]

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