Caithness and North Sutherland is a great place to do business. This is testified to by the key national and international players who successfully operate in global markets from here.
We have been successful in attracting inward investment by being proactive in helping businesses, new and established, to make the most of relocating north.
There are four main bodies you should speak to for advice and support.
Firstly, Highlands & Islands Enterprise is the lead economic development agency in the area. It works closely with ambitious businesses and social enterprises which have the potential to grow or who are looking to relocate.
Scotland Development International (SDI) is the government agency that helps businesses invest in Scotland.
Thirdly, there is Highland Council which is the regional planning authority.
Last, but not least, there is Caithness Chamber of Commerce, the lead ‘voice’ of business in Caithness and North Sutherland. It arranges a number of events throughout the year to facilitate vital business to business interaction. It offers tangible assets in the form of dedicated full-time staff, a range of member benefits and the support of a national and international brand which has the ear of government. It also offers intangible assets in the form of networking events, promotional activities and member to member discounts. It provides the vital promotion and support a business locating to the area needs.
Combine all of this with affordable commercial property and serviced plots, a highly skilled, flexible and dedicated workforce and a supportive business environment and Caithness and North Sutherland represent an extremely cost effective business proposition. .