Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth in the Highlands and Islands. It understands that there is a huge number of talented individuals and businesses based all over their patch, many of which are micro businesses, self employed or voluntary workers passionate about their craft, creativity and where they live. HIE recognises the important contribution that this industry brings to the economy and cultural life of the community here and they are keen to support the Creative Industries in this fast-growing and diverse sector.
They have supported ScreenHI via the umbrella company Creative Highland for the last two years (2010-2012) and have committed to a further year. This is fantastic opportunity for us to get our teeth stuck into long-term projects, develop skills through mentoring and grow our nationally recognised annual creative industries festival goNorth.
Iain Hamilton heads up the Creative Industries department. Their backing through information sharing, guidance on government policy and strategy is invaluable so that we deliver the best and most effective service we can.