Our priorities

Supporting businesses - leadership and entrepreneurship 

Strong leadership and an entrepreneurial culture are essential attributes in stimulating growth and capitalising on new business opportunities in UK and international markets.

Our Encouraging Entrepreneurship initiative builds on successful programmes, which hundreds of our businesses have taken advantage of, and we will continue to create exceptional development opportunities for
entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Our strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ensures that our business and social enterprise clients have access to world class products and services. Collaborations with organisations such
as the Institute of Directors, Glasgow School of Art and chambers of commerce will ensure access to high quality support for existing and emerging business leaders.

Over the next three years, will launch networking programmes which address geographic dispersal and peripherality to help entrepreneurs across the Highlands and Islands make the connections they need to build successful businesses. 

HIE’s Leadership for Growth programme will continue to equip emerging business leaders with strong skills and provide mentoring and a supportive peer networking environment. We will explore new opportunities for investing in leadership skills in response to demand and the rapidly changing business environment which many of our leaders face.

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