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. 


“PG Paper Company Ltd have taken an innovative approach to providing solutions for their redundant material which often ended up in landfill. They now work with top paper mills matching supply to demand to customers in international markets, as well as employing staff in various locations worldwide. I wish them great success as they grow and diversify further into new products and markets.”
Charlotte Wright, chief executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise