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Business Competition Launched

Thanks to the sponsorship from The Apprentice Store, Engineering in Business Fellowship, Harper Macleod LLP, Impact Hub Inverness, Johnston Carmichael, the University of the Highlands and Islands and WOW Scotland, we have £6,500 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.

Carol Presents at THE Outstanding University for Entrepreneurship

Carol delivered an entrepreneurship education workshop at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference and, with a colleague from Newcastle University, was asked to deliver it again at the recently crown 2017 Times Higher Education Outstanding University of Entrepreneurship, Liverpool John Moores University. 

The workshop focussed on the challenge of deliverying impactful entrepreneurship education across universities and meeting the immediate and long term needs of our students.  Professor David Gibson OBE, LJMU's Head of Entrepreneurship Education was absolutely delighted with the workshop and professional engagement from educators across LJMU.

UHI Staff Experience SEE Programme

We recently ran a 3-day residential of the SEE Programme at the Newton Hotel in Nairn for staff from across the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership.

Of the 25 delegates who attended, 2 were from Orkney UHI, 1 from Lews Castle UHI, 1 from North Highland UHI, 2 from West Highland UHI, 10 from Inverness UHI, 5 from Moray College UHI, 1 from Executive Office, 1 from SAMS UHI, 1 from Argyll UHI and 1 from Perth UHI.

Evaluation forms were completed by the delegates and 100% stated they would recommend colleagues to undertake the SEE Programme in the future.

Make It Happen Day - 22nd March 2018

As a follow up to the Business Competition, we are running a 'Make it Happen Day' for invited competition entrants to access more information on starting up a business and taking their idea forward. 

This informative and interactive event will include presentations by Johnston Carmichael, Business Gateway, Harper Macleod and CREATE.

For further details, please click on the heading at the top.

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED - to have your contact details added to our waiting list, please email

Event - NC500 - Wick - 15th March

Aimed at small to medium-sized business with aspirations to grown, this workshop is run  by CREATE on behalf of Business Gateway Highland.

For more information click on heading.

To book your place please click here.


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