Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HIE is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit from the Scottish Government that integrates economic and community development. With around 300 staff, HIE supports hundreds of businesses and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands. HIE works in a diverse region covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. HIE’s three priorities are to: grow successful, productive and resilient businesses; create the conditions for growth; and build strong, capable and resourceful communities. HIE’s vision is for the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful, inclusive and prosperous region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.