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How we provide support

As an organisation we provide support to businesses, social enterprises and communities in many different ways.

OUR APPROACH

We work with businesses, communities and social enterprises of all sizes and across all sectors. Our support includes providing advice, funding and property, as well as running events and workshops to meet our customer's needs. 

We look to match our support to our customers needs. This can range from a one off event right through to a full account managed relationship that's usually a longer-term approach. 

How does account management work? 

Our account management approach involves working intensively with businesses, communities or social enterprises over a sustained period of time.

The business, community or social enterprise will get help with developing a growth plan (similar to a business plan), spanning a three to five year period and then we'll help you to implement it. 

We welcome enquiries from businesses, representatives of local communities and social enterprises who would like to explore working with us. 

To speak to someone, please contact your local HIE Area Office. They will be happy to offer guidance.

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Have a look at who we helped in 2019 and how we helped develop the region.

Who we help and how

 

Businesses

We work with businesses of all sizes across the Highlands and Islands. Through a dedicated package of advice, events, funding and property, we can help you grow your business. 

Find out more in our business support section. 

Communities 

Communities in the Highlands and Islands offer a diverse range of resources, opportunities and skills. Our ambition is to see every community across the area reach its full potential. We have been nurturing the development of dynamic and sustainable communities for over 50 years.

Find out more in our communities support section. 

Social enterprises 

We have a close working relationship with around 150 social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands through our account management approach.

Find out more in our social enterprise support section.

Events and workshops

Are you looking for expert advice but don't know where to find it? We run a number of different FREE workshops and seminars throughout the year with a variety of guest speakers and based in locations across our region. 

Take a look at the events we have coming up

Funding and investment

We offer a number of different funding and investment opportunities.

Discover what funding options are available for you
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HIE has been brilliant at helping us develop our plans to export. We’re exporting to Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, China and the USA, and want to do more in Korea, Thailand and Belgium.
Lewis Maclean, Managing Director, Maclean's Bakery

Property

We have an extensive property portfolio managed by our specialist property team. If you're looking to base your business here, move to a new location within the region or just need help identifying what's available, get in touch.

Take a look at the property we have to offer

Open farm land behind the Enterprise Park in Foress