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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.

Greencroft Shetland Ltd

Luke Holt of Greencroft Shetland Ltd was our second speaker at the Get Inspired entrepreneurship conference joining us from Shetland College UHI.

Student groups attended – Certificate in Forestry and Certificate in Land Based Skills (SSF); ESOL English (Shetland); and NC Business (Argyll) – 29 students and staff attended.

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis

The outdoor theme continued for our Get Inspired entrepreneurial conference with Ian Sykes MBE founder of Nevisport and Nevis Range.

Student groups attended – Introduction to Business Management, NC Business, HNC Business, NC Media and NC Outdoor Pursuits (Inverness), NC Business (Argyll), NC Fashion & Design, NC Computing Digital Media, Adventure Tourism Management, and HNC Music (West Highland) – 40 students and staff attended.

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