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NC500 Workshops

CREATE are running a workshop on behalf of Business Gateway Highland in 3 locations over the coming weeks which is aimed at small to medium-sized businesses with aspirations to grow.

The workshop will be run in Wick, Strathpeffer and Gairloch and will explore aspects of business growth, including a focus on where more opportunities may exist.

The workshops are free but require to be booked in advance.  Choose the workshop that suits you best and click on the link to book direct with Business Gateway Highland.


Students win 8 out of 9 prizes

Ten students from across partner colleges of the University of the Highlands and Islands (Lews Castle College, West Highland College and Inverness College) were finalists in the 2017 Inverness College UHI run Business Competition. Shortlisted from over 115 applicants, students were able to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in a bid to win a share of the £5000 prize money as well as a Johnston Carmichael accountancy package and Harper Macleod LLP legal package.

Business Competition Launched!

The Inverness College UHI Business Competition is now open for entries. 

Thanks to the sponsorship from Business Gateway, Developing the Young Workforce Inverness & Central Highland, Harper Macleod LLP, Impact Hub Inverness, Johnston Carmichael, Prince's Trust and the University of the Highlands and Islands, we have £5,000 in prizes up for grabs.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over who lives within the UHI catchment area (that includes the Highlands and Islands, Perthshire and Moray) or to any UHI student.  There is no business plan required and you are only one idea and four questions away from a fantastic cash prize.

Branding and Your Online Presence

Andrew Scott of Victus Consultancy was the first speaker of the day for our Get Inspired entrepreneurship conference which took place on Thursday, 30th March.  Andrew was hosted by Perth College UHI and was VC'd across the colleges within the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership.

Student Groups attended - HNC Business (Perth): HNC Events and NC Media (Inverness) and NC Business (Argyll) – 24 students and staff attended.

Building, Your Own Business?

For the final session for the Get Inspired entrepreneurial conference, we were joined by a panel of different business owners/senior employees.

Student groups attended – Modern Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery, Modern Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating; Modern Apprenticeship in Brickwork; Carpentry & Joinery; NPA Construction (General); General Construction Maintenance; Plumbing Group; Pre-Apprentice in Electrical Installation/Renewables (Inverness) – 112 staff and students attended.

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