Entrepreneurial spirit hailed at Caithness Chamber of Commerce 47th annual dinner

11th September 2019

Caithness Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful year for business, and the entrepreneurial spirit in the area, at its 47th annual dinner held at Wick’s Norseman Hotel on Friday 6th September 2019. Among the highlights of this year’s event – attended by more than 200 businesses – were the awards for young businesses and entrepreneur, […]

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Executive Magazine – August 2019

24th August 2019

Get all the latest news from the Chamber and our members in the August 2019 edition of our newsletter in Executive Magazine! Click the image below to open the newsletter in an online PDF viewer.

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North Highland College UHI appoints new Engineering Technology and Energy Centre Director

15th August 2019

North Highland College UHI is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Giles Huby as the new Director of its Engineering, Technology and the Energy Centre (ETEC) at its Thurso campus. Mr Giles Huby, originally from Yorkshire, is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in […]

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New Apprenticeship Hub to Support North Highland Communities

15th August 2019

North Highland College UHI and Developing the Young Workforce North Highland (DYW) initiative, led by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, have signed a partnership agreement to formalise their new initiative, The Apprenticeship Hub. The initiative aims to create a collaborative approach between North Highland College UHI and Developing the Young Workforce North Highland to support growth […]

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A successful summer of drop-ins for EDIC North Highlands & Islands

31st July 2019

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands has just finished a successful summer programme of drop-in events at libraries and community facilities around the region. Over the course of July, the EDIC team travelled to Dornoch, Kirkwall, Thurso, Tongue and Wick to host drop-in sessions for anyone with questions or […]

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Training the Future at The Caithness Collection

30th July 2019

In June The Caithness Collection were delighted to announce that two more of their Modern Apprentices completed their SVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership in collaboration with North Highland College UHI(NHC). Emma Farmer and David Henderson both completed their qualification by attending NHC while gaining experience working with The Caithness Collection in their […]

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Mental health and wellbeing at the front of Dounreay’s agenda

30th July 2019

Mental health and employee wellbeing has been put at the forefront of the agenda at Dounreay. The organisation has recognised the benefits of a mentally and physically healthy workplace that takes care of its people and nurtures a supportive working environment. Actions have been put in place focusing on health and wellbeing, featuring a number […]

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Caithness plays host to Chamber Chief Executives

26th July 2019

Caithness this week played host to Chief Executives from Chambers across Scotland, as Caithness Chamber hosted the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executives Forum for the first time. As well as the meeting itself, the two-day excursion saw the visitors treated to a tour of the county and a sample of what the area has […]

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Cyber Security Standard for Scotland developed in Thurso

11th July 2019

Thurso-based non-profit organisation Cyber Security Scotland has created a cyber security standard that will be adopted by every public body in Scotland. Dr Keith Nicholson, founder and Executive Chair of Cyber Security Scotland explains: “We were commissioned by the Scottish Government to develop a framework that combined over a dozen different security standards and guidelines […]

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Equiniti Group is latest company to move in to Thurso Business Park

10th July 2019

AN international technology-led services and payments specialist as the newest tenant to Thurso Business Park. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has developed the site to enable local firms to expand and to attract new companies into the area. Equiniti Group plc is the latest company to move in, bringing its 32 employees to William Smith […]

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