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Find out how IMPACT30 could help you
Have a look at our short intro videos to find out a bit more and hear from one of our tutors, Mark Bell on the benefits of the programme.
For young business leaders with an eye on the future
Applications are now open for our next cohort due to begin in July 2021.
IMPACT30 is a programme designed to develop young business leaders of the future and is custom-designed to help you make an impact in your industry. We'll work with you as an individual, focusing on the tools, skills and knowledge required to grow your business and achieve its full potential.
We'll connect you with a range of experts who have been there and done it. They'll share their experience and journey with you to help you get the most out of your own business decisions and help you grow.
This programme is a project delivered by the Northern Innovation Hub. This is part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.
The IMPACT30 programme is currently being delivered online to help keep you safe during COVID-19.
We’re looking for applications from ambitious candidates seeking an opportunity to take their business to the next level. You should be:
If you'd like to discuss the programme with us or find out more, please email email@example.com.
Developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mind set amongst Scotland’s young people is at the heart of our sustainable economic growth ambitions.Michael Matheson MSP, Infrastructure Secretary
After years of planning and preparation, Kirsty Maclennan finally took the plunge and launched Kirsty Elizabeth Studio in 2020, focusing full-time on the business for the first time.
With her debut bridal collection launched in July 2020 alongside the unveiling of a new website and brand identity, Kirsty MacLennan’s progress since joining the IMPACT30 cohort has exceeded her expectations.
The programme has been designed to accommodate a broad range of businesses from across the Highlands, using digital tools to ensure support is provided at individually convenient times. IMPACT30 is a cohort-based programme, delivering a relevant and innovative schedule customised to your location and stage of business development.
Our industry experts analyse your current challenges and plans for growth, delivering support and advice via a practical mix of one-to-one virtual consultations, plus intensive workshop learning. You also have the advantage of learning from interaction with other participants sharing your journey.
This 12-month programme is powered by Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB). If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a future business leader, your journey starts right here and now, with IMPACT30.
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IMPACT30 is a support programme delivered through the Northern Innovation Hub, designed to build on and accelerate business innovation.
It is funded through the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.