From the very beginning, HIE has been a forward thinking organisation, which has constantly sought to attract innovative businesses to the region. From the first computers in the 60s to the new ICT industries of today, HIE supports new enterprise and ensures that companies will always have a home in the Highlands and Islands.

Financial & Business Services

At 2015

1 in 10 jobs

in the Highlands and Islands are now in the financial and business services sector

the customer contact and outsourcing industry has enjoyed steady growth since the

early 1990s

and now employs around

4,000 people