Alexander praises ‘can-do’ attitude

30th September 2011

Caithness has every reason to remain optimistic. That was the message that chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander delivered to the 150 business delegates who attended the Caithness Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Friday. Mr Alexander spoke about the financial issues in the world economy and warned that…

Archive Plans reveal an ‘elegant’ building

30th September 2011

- But NDA has still to give the go ahead for Wick project. Plans were unveiled yesterday by the Nuclear De-commissioning Authority for the long-awaited National Nuclear Archive in Wick. A drop-in session at the Norseman Hotel let members of the public finally lay eyes on the proposed new repository,…

Jamie Oliver tie-up with Reids of Caithness

28th September 2011 from Caithness Courier

A LOCAL firm is counting the dough after securing a contract to work with one of Britain’s most famous chefs. Reids of Caithness is to provide biscuits to Jamie Oliver for his JME range. The company, which specialises in providing fine foods, has been working with the television chef since…

Chamber directory aids jobs drive

23rd September 2011 from John O'Groat Journal

The prospect of business opportunities in the oil and gas sector for local companies was strengthened following a North showcase at an international event in Aberdeen this month.  Caithness Chamber of Commerce exhibited at the three-day Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition, Europe’s largest oil and gas event, with 40,000 visitors…

County firms in swim with the power of the sea

23rd September 2011 from John O'Groat Journal

Potential of skilled local workforce highlighted at conferences Caithness firms have enjoyed a strong showing at Scotland’s largest marine energy conference and exhibition in Inverness this week.  Scottish Renewables Forum staged the event in the capital for the third time on Monday and Tuesday at Eden Court Theatre. It was…

Danny Alexander to give chamber talk

21st September 2011 from Caithness Courier

Caithness Chamber of Commerce has attracted a high-profile speaker for its annual dinner this week. Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will deiver the keynote address at the function in the Weigh Inn in Thurso. The function provides an ideal opportunity for local business representatives to lobby on issues…

Caithness building firms upbeat in face of slowdown

3rd September 2011 from John O'Groat Journal

THE construction industry in the Far North is as healthy as ever, according to local firms.  It comes in contrast to figures released from the Office for National Statistics which reveal a quarter of all unemployed people in the sector in the Highland Council area are based in Caithness, Sutherland…

Middle East awareness event on offer to North businesses

3rd September 2011 from John O'Groat Journal

BUSINESSES from across the North will receive expert advice on how to tap into new international markets at a Middle East awareness event being held later this month. Organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International, the Smart Exporter event aims to help local business people identify emerging…

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