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Funded places for Catalyst Programme


We are delighted to advise that we are now taking applications for our Catalyst programme with a start date of October 2021.  If you are looking to grow your business or improve your leadership practices, this programme is for you. 

There are 6 modules covering areas such as innovation-led thinking, building networks, effective leadership and action planning.  To find out more click here or to apply simply email us at catalyst.ic@uhi.ac.uk and we will be in touch.

Make it Happen Day


Did you enter the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition?  Do you need some help or encouragement to move things forward?  Watch this space for a day of information and interaction to help you take that next step. 
 
Save the Date - 29th September 2021.

Best Engineer prize awarded by Cathy Breeze on behalf of EIBF


Ahmed Nassar and Matej Papp were awarded the Best Engineer Award for £1,000 by Cathy Breeze on behalf of the Engineers in Business Fellowship.  Their idea is to integrate engineering design with understanding for combat sports.  Boxfluence aims to create a range of novel training equipment that will be needed in any combat sports gym.  Boxfluence aims to be recognised as one of the few in the industry who carry a green initiative and support youth.
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Ahmed Nassar                Cathy Breeze               Matej Papp

Engineers in Business Fellowship is one of the main sponsors of the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition with sponsorship totalling £3,000 which, this year, was shared between 3 of our finalists.

Business Competition Top Prize Winner


Simon Hay from Fortrose won the Top Prize in the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition 2021 with his entry - Green Space Farms.  Simon's idea is for Scotland's first vertical freight farming system, creating perfect growing conditions anywhere, all year round.  Green Space Farms grow organic, nutritious and economical food on sustainable, zero-emission farms offering a step forward in the democratising nutrition for the people of Scotland whilst protecting the planet.  

The Top Prize includes a cash prize of £1,000 and both a legal and accountancy package sponsored by Harper Macleod LLP and Johnston Carmichael.

Keynote Speaker: The Lunchbox Boys


The keynote speaker at our virtual Awards Ceremony for the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition on Thursday, 20th May 2021 was Sam Cairns of the Lunchbox Boys.  

The Lunchbox boys have developed a range of private catering services and built a reputation for producing local food created with passion, with first class customer service.  This commitment now sits at the heart of their business.  Whether catering for two people or two hundred, they stay true to their values, and always with a smile!

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