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Business support

How student and graduate placements can boost business

Alexis Evans, HIE’s Graduate and Student Placements Co-ordinator, highlights the value of young people to business growth

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Digital and broadband

Data Jargon Buster

Big data terms explained

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Business support

Highland firm in line for national innovation award

A kit home and window manufacturer with operations in Caithness and Inverness has been shortlisted for a national award for innovation....

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Digital and broadband

DataFest18 - Showcasing Scotland's place on the Global Data Stage

Gillian Docherty, CEO of The Data Lab shares her thoughts on data and the Festival

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Business support

Preparing to Export workshop for region’s businesses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is running a free workshop in Inverness on how to prepare for doing business overseas.

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Business support

Region's entrepreneurs in Scottish delegation to Boston

Four entrepreneurs from the Highlands and Islands are set to give their businesses a global boost after attending one of the world’s most...

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Digital and broadband

Change of focus for Community Broadband Scotland

Following the launch of a Scottish Government procurement for suppliers to deliver superfast broadband to 100% of Scottish premises by 20...

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Energy

£60 million fund open for low carbon projects

A £60m fund to keep Scotland at the forefront of low carbon innovation is now open for applications.

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Business support

Jobs created in Orkney as software development company expands

A global software development business with its technology hub based in Orkney is moving to larger premises.

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Energy

HIE invests in ambitious Shetland engineering firm

A Shetland boat building and engineering company has increased its workforce and is set to expand internationally as orders for workboats...

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Creative industries

French students join GSA’s Winter School for first time

Students from Audencia Business School in Nantes visited Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) Highlands and Islands Creative Campus in Forres in...

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Life sciences

Highlands and Islands featured in life science awards

Two experienced business leaders and two multi-partner collaborative projects from the Highlands and Islands have been shortlisted for Sc...

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Food and drink

Call to Food and Drink and Tourism businesses to feed into new strategy

Recent VisitScotland figures have highlighted that 62%* of holidaymakers to Scotland said trying locally sourced food and drink is an imp...

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Digital and broadband

Is cyber security part of your business plan?

HIE is supporting account managed clients to become cyber security savvy. In this news blog we have some simple measures and advice for a...

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Business support

Auchrannie completes transfer of ownership to employees

Luxury resort Auchrannie has completed its transition to become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with 160 members of staff beco...

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Digital and broadband

Highlands and Islands DataFest18

A special week long programme is being held in the Highlands and Islands de-mystifying the ways data can be used to change lives, deliver...

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General HIE news

Welcome to the year of young people

The Year of Young People is a great opportunity for the region, explains HIE chief executive, Charlotte Wright.

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Business support

Funding boost for replacement fish market at Lerwick

Plans for a new fish market in Lerwick have taken another step forward with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) approving funding of £...

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