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Theme 2 Business development and connectivity

Significant support already exists for business advice, start-up guidance and mentoring. However, the current economic climate makes the provision of physical infrastructure difficult to achieve in the short to medium term. Nevertheless, a focus on business-to-business collaboration and networking across and within sectors will provide scope for the development of initiatives.

A list of actions of the Development and Action Plan gives more details of the actions identified and those being carried out.

Current projects

Homecoming 2014: Report May 2011
CVS North and VGES have been awarded funding from the Community Project Development Scheme which is administered by Sutherland Partnership in order to investigate the possibility of producing a programme of events in order to market the area as part of Homecoming 2014.

Useful links

Business Gateway - Sutherland

Highland Opportunity

Federation of Small Businesses

Caithness Chamber of Commerce

Visit Scotland

North Highland Tourism

University of the Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

If you would like further information or would like to comment on the Development and Action Plan please contact Fiona Mackenzie, Development Officer on 01549 402 646 or at