Scottish Islands Deal – Information and Supply Chain Engagement Webinar
The Supplier Development Programme is set to host a free webinar in partnership with the Islands Growth Deal, on Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 2pm. Suppliers are encouraged to attend to learn about upcoming projects and opportunities across the Islands.
What is the Islands Growth Deal?
The Islands Growth Deal is a 10-year package of investment that will seek to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable jobs across Shetland, Orkney, and the Outer Hebrides.
The Growth Deal will see investment in sixteen projects and programmes (island specific and cross-island) built around three strategic themes of: low carbon, supporting growth and future industries, and thriving sustainable communities.
Through the projects, the Islands Growth Deal aims to improve economic productivity, deliver up to 1,300 jobs by 2032, support the islands to be among the first places in the UK to achieve net zero, create the foundation for an innovation-focused recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, seek to address our demographic challenges, and support inclusive and sustainable growth across our island communities.
Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to attend on the day to find out how to get involved in the Growth Deal projects and how your business can become tender ready for these opportunities.
The agenda is set to include an overview of the projects and opportunities in each of the Council areas from a number of speakers, including:
- Charlene Macmillan, Strategy Officer, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
- Inga Burton, Service Manager Sustainable Regeneration, Orkney Islands Council
- Neil Grant, Development Director, Shetland Islands Council
During the webinar you will also learn about the free support available to you and your business or social enterprise. In addition, you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered during the Question-and-Answer session, so get your questions ready.
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