Vanguard are campervan conversion specialists, based in the Scottish Highlands. Their craftsmen supply and fit a range of products to create campervans that suit their customer’s lifestyle. They also operate an online DIY Shop that gives their customers a simple and secure way to buy products.
I was offered so many contacts within HIE for expert advice in so many fields, and the grant will help to develop our innovation and to begin looking at manufacturing our own products.
When they came to HIE’s Innovate your Business programme, we advised them on the development of their online sales platform, ensuring that it was mobile compliant. We also guided them through their grant application in terms of how the project could be shaped and how innovation could change their business model.
‘’To be able to share my ideas for business growth with HIE was fantastic from the outset as they understood my needs and how to further my future goals. I was offered so many contacts within HIE for expert advice in so many fields, and the grant will help to develop our innovation and to begin looking at manufacturing our own products.”’
- Nicola Parfitt, Director, Vanguard Conversions
Coast & Glen, a fish merchant based in Inverness, worked with HIE through its Innovate your Business programme. The support helped Magnus, the MD, to develop more efficient backend processes and speed up his operation to help meet the demand of his customers.
Russwood Ltd is a Scottish supplier of high-quality, sustainable timber products. As wood specialists, they pride themselves on offering their customers an extensive range and unrivalled technical advice.
Yolo Ltd are an Inverness-based, new start business that aims to bring to market an innovative cosmetic product for Men.
Linnhe Creative is a multi-disciplinary agency offering a range of digital media services, based in Fort William. Their main areas of expertise are in consultancy, web design and development, as well as application and software development.
The VLA is a resource that looks to provide different types of learning and different methods of study, identifying the barriers to learning and providing solutions to overcome them. Customers can either study for their own benefit, towards a qualification, in a group or online, and can choose from short courses to year-long programmes.
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