NOW CLOSED – Young Entrepreneur and Young Business of the Year Awards 2022 open for entries!

15th June 2022

With our Annual Dinner returning for the first time since 2019, we are delighted to announce that our Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Business of the Year Awards are once again open for entries! These awards are designed to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that makes the North Highlands great, and are a fantastic […]

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Johnston Carmichael appoints three senior members to private client team

14th June 2022

Leading independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has bolstered its private client advisory team with three new senior appointments. Katy Burke has been appointed as director and Michael Jamieson and Roger Campbell have both been appointed as senior tax managers in the team, all working with Johnston Carmichael clients across the UK. Known […]

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Budding Engineers CIC: End of initial project report, Tech4Tots & Teens

14th June 2022

In July 2021 as you know we started a new project across the North of Scotland called Tech4tots & Teens which ran to the end of April 2022. This was part of the Device Refurbishment Fund, funded by SCVO. Due to the high demand of requests from families out with our boundaries, at the end […]

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Defence and Security Accelerator launch ‘It’s Good for Missiles to Talk’

13th June 2022

DASA are pleased to announce the launch of a new themed competition on behalf of DSTL.  Up to £800k is available to fund advanced technology which can underpin a future cooperative missile. Cooperative missiles can communicate with each other, share situational awareness and organise themselves to ‘work together’ efficiently to achieve a common objective The competition […]

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Innovation fund launches to support Ukrainian armed forces

31st May 2022

The brightest minds in the UK Defence industry are being encouraged to continue developing more battle-winning ideas to help Ukraine. Original source link here. Campaign launched to bolster Defence innovation in support of Ukraine’s Armed Forces At least £25 million of funding available for successful proposals to tackle specific needs Focus on rapidly delivering from […]

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Caithness Chamber of Commerce welcomes RES as new Premier Partner

30th May 2022

Caithness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, has joined the Chamber as a Silver Premier Partner. Premier Partnerships are vital to the work of the Chamber and the work that it does to support businesses across the North Highlands. They offer access to a wide […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Response to the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

26th May 2022

Following confirmation of the additional energy producers’ profits levy on companies by the UK Government, Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Scotland’s businesses warned about the damaging impact that any sort of additional windfall tax on energy companies would have on the economy and our ability to secure […]

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We’re Hiring!

24th May 2022

We are a business membership organisation predominately covering the North Highlands area. We’re proud to be the Voice of Business in the North Highlands for our 220 members. To support our work, we’re recruiting two Full Time, permanent positions – a Marketing and Communications Manager and a Marketing and Communications Officer. These positions are based […]

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Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey – Q2

20th May 2022

The short Chamber business survey allows you to share live feedback on current trading conditions as well as challenges being faced by your business. Your feedback directly informs our work at a local and national level, sharing the issues being faced by the business community with policymakers at Holyrood and Westminster. Over the past two […]

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Defence and Security Accelerator Open Call Innovation Focus Areas

12th May 2022

DASA have launched a new Open Call Innovation Focus Area: Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. We are seeking proposals that can rapidly accelerate and enhance electronic capabilities which can counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). We are looking for novel methods which either use the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum or provide an understanding of […]

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