Highland Business Week 2019

Location: Various Locations

Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Time: 08:00

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Thank you so much for participating in the 2019 Highland Business Week which saw over 1,000 business men and women take part. We look forward to doing it all again next year.

SAVE THE DATE; 21st - 25th September 2020

Highland Business Week 2019 featured an exciting series of events including networking sessions and seminars as well as the annual Highland Spotlight business exhibition and Highland Business Awards lunch.

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The 2019 Programme included the following events.

Monday 23 September
Micro Finance For SME Businesses

Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, Inverness
4.30pm - 6.00pm
Join DSL Business Finance Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation, who are helping a number of start-up and expanding businesses across Scotland access finance to help them achieve their ambitions. Find out more about the funds on offer along with some case studies of how DSL have helped businesses in the Highlands & Islands.

Tuesday 24 September
Highland Spotlight Business To Business Exhibition
Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
10.00am - 4.00pm
The Highlands' only dedicated business to business exhibition will showcase the wide range of products and services available in the Highlands, as well as give businesses a unique opportunity to make new contacts and find new buyers and suppliers. With over 65 exhibitors, the event is also an ideal platform for networking with fellow exhibitors and exploring business opportunities.

Highland Spotlight Business Seminars
Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Expand your knowledge with our series of free business seminars running alongside Highland Spotlight.

Is Your Brand Working Hard Enough For Your Business?
10.30am - 11.30am
Delivered by branding and marketing agency Dynam, this seminar will help you look at your brand with fresh eyes and understand what makes a business stand out for all the right reasons. Attendees will get the chance to sign up for a free mini branding audit later the same day with one of Dynam’s brand experts.

Hacked Off? Protect Your Business from CyberCrime
12.00 noon - 1.00pm
In this seminar HSBC and Police Scotland decode the complex cybercrime landscape and provide simple tactics to help your business mitigate risks.

Shaping Future Leaders - Developing The Right Skills For The Next Generation of Leaders and Managers
2.00pm - 3.00pm
This seminar from Virtual Learning Academy will explore the skills needed for the next generation of leaders and managers in the workplace.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club
Ashley Ann manufacturing facility, Wick
7.45am for 8.00am - 10.00am
Join Caithness Chamber of Commerce for their third Breakfast Club event, and the chance to hear more about the Ashley Ann business and enjoy a tour of the facility.
A Caithness Highland Business Week event organised by Caithness Chamber of Commerce


Wednesday 25 September
Making Digital Marketing Work For Your Business
Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
9.00am - 11.00am and 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Hosted by Neil Tanner, Global CEO of NRS Media and former business leader for SMEs at Microsoft Ireland and Microsoft Canada, this workshop from SPP Media is aimed at helping local SMEs understand the digital landscape and how to harness its potential. Neil will share digital marketing case studies relevant to businesses in the Highlands, with a focus on pay per click marketing, social media advertising, effective websites and having a cohesive digital strategy. 

Take Off For Business With East Midlands
Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness
3.30pm - 5.00pm (follow on sectoral event 5.00pm - 6.00pm)
Join Inverness Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Inverness Airport, Loganair, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to hear about Loganair’s new scheduled service between Inverness and East Midlands, the strong business links between the two regions and the potential business opportunities. This will be followed by a business engagement event for Highland and East Midlands companies in the renewable energy, life sciences and food and drink sectors.

Thursday 26 September
Emerging Risks, Trends and Losses in the Technology Industry
Clark Thomson House, Fairways Business Park, Inverness
8.30am for 9.00am - 10.00am with breakfast on arrival
Jelf Clark Thomson will be joined by Chubb Insurance and The Apprentice store to offer their experiences of risks facing the technology industry including real examples and practical advice.

Business Growth and Economics
Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
8.00am for 8.15am - 10.00am
This Royal Bank of Scotland seminar will feature a session on the power of investing in your marketing strategy, followed by an economic update from the Royal Bank's Principal Economist, Stephen Blackman.

Friday 27 September
Highland Business Awards
Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
12.00 noon for 12.15pm - 4.00pm
Keynote Speaker - Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland's Railway
Join us in recognising the valuable contribution that so many businesses and individuals make to the Highland business community, as the winners of the prestigious Highland Business Awards 2019 are announced. This will also be a unique opportunity to hear from Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway, about his vision for the future of rail travel in the north. TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS CLICK HERE.

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