Visiting Thurso to inspire business development
ENTREPRENEURS across the Highlands will be able to access free expert advice and connect with other local business owners this autumn when the Business Gateway and Enterprise Europe Scotland’s Connect, Inspire and Grow roadshow goes on tour to various destinations including Thurso.
The roadshows will offer new and existing business owners the opportunity to share ideas, tips and concerns with other local entrepreneurs.
They will also get the chance to quiz Business Gateway’s expert advisers on the issues that matter. Whether it’s advice about setting up a new company or help with a specific part of their existing venture, local advisers will be on hand to answer any questions as well as give essential support for free.
The free roadshows will also offer a mini trade fair where businesses attending can showcase their products and services.
And if a company has reached the stage of thinking about markets outside the UK, Enterprise Europe will be available to help business owners make contacts in Europe and find commercial, research and development or technology sharing opportunities.
Donald MacKenzie, Services Manager, Business Gateway said: ““After the success of our roadshow last year we are delighted to be getting back out across the Highlands to offer advice and support to local businesses.
“The event is designed to attract potential, new and existing entrepreneurs, offering something for everyone regardless of what stage their business is at. Along with Enterprise Europe Scotland we have tailored these events so attendees will be able to network and explore business opportunities with like minded people as well as receive advice that will benefit their venture.”
The roadshows, will take place in eight locations across the Highlands:
  • Thurso – Pentland Hotel, Princes Street on Wednesday, 21st September from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
  • Skye - Sabhal mor Ostaig, ACC, Sleat on Wednesday, 5th October from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
  • Inverness – Caley Thistle stadium, Stadium Road on Wednesday, 19h October from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
  • Fort William – Alexandra Hotel, The Parade on Thursday, 3rd November from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
  • Ullapool – Macphail Centre, Mill Street on Wednesday, 16th November from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
  • Aviemore – Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, Dalfaber Drive on Wednesday, 7th November from 4 p.m to 7 p.m
To book your place at any of the roadshows contact Michelle Wemyss on 01463 715 400, email or go directly to our website and look under events.
Business Gateway provides practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses throughout Scotland.
To find out exactly what is on offer in your area visit or call 0845 609 6611.