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Shout out to Sponsors of UHI Business Competition

Thanks again to our sponsors of the prize fund for our Business Competition.  The total prize fund is a superb total of £8,000 with funds being donated by

Engineers in Business Fellowship
The Apprentice Store
Harper Macleod LLP (including a legal package)
Johnston Carmichael (including an accountancy package)
Northern Innovation Hub
Whyte & Mackay

Converge Challenges

Converge delivers Scotland's largest entrepreneurial training programme and competition with a prize fund pot in excess of £160,000.

There are 4 main challenges -

Converge Challenge
Net Zero Challenge
Create Change Challenge
KickStart Challenge

Check out the links and see which Challenge works for you.  If you are a UHI student or alumnus and require further information or help with your application, please contact our colleague - Darlene Russell at who will be keen to assist.

UHI Business Competition launched

Our UHI Business Competition is now open for entries to everyone over the age of 16 living within the Highlands and Islands, Moray, Argyll and Perthshire, including students at all 13 colleges and research centres within the UHI partnership.  Since the competition was established, entrants have used it as a platform to share their ideas, receive support and launch their entrepreneurial careers.  

Women in Business Seminar

Our lunchtime seminar was facilitated by Professor Vicky Johnson and included 2 keynote speakers - Korkor Cudjoe who works for Graca Machel Trust as their project lea on Women Creating Wealth and Marina Novelli who is a Professor of Tourism and International Development at the University of Brighton and an active member of the global sustainable tourism community and an alternate member of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics (2021-2025).

Thanks to our guests for making this an interesting interactive conversation and, in particular, members of the Highland Business Women who attended.

Business Competition Finals Event

We were delighted to welcome our finalists to our Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 25th May along with our keynote speaker - Izzy Cunningham from Scribe & Grow.  

The prize winners for this year were as follows -

Ciara Bow - Top Prize £1,000 (plus legal and accountancy packages) and Best Presentation £500
Chloe Muir - Best Student  Award £1,000 and Most Innovative Business £500
Jack Barrie - Best Commercial £1,000 and Youth Entrepreneurship Award £500
Becky Wallace - Best Social Impact £1,000
Callum Macdonald - Best Engineer £1,000
Anna Renouf - Best Cultural and Environment £1,000
Aleksandra Czech-Seklecka and Mariusz Seklecki - Best Researched £500
Michael Fallows and Connor Rae - Accountancy package

Well done to all and good luck with taking your business idea forward.

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