Highlands and Islands Campaign

This week, an article in the John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier, highlights how Arise and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been working together to introduce new business opportunities into the Caithness and Sutherland area.

Arise have continued to work closely with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise to try and bring our home working model to the region. Working from home is fast becoming the next big thing for people involved in business services and the HIE are keen to make sure that the people in the Caithness and Sutherland area are made aware of the opportunities becoming available.

Annemarie Monteforte, head of business growth at HIE’s Caithness and Sutherland area office, said:

‘There are increasing numbers of opportunities to provide a varied and interesting range of business service support and we want to help people understand how the models work and consider if it is right for them… Caithness and Sutherland has a great track record in key areas like customer service, IT and also in the kinds of specialist knowledge that can be useful including procurement, project management and engineering.’

During the week beginning September 18th 2011, Arise, in conjunction with HIE, are running a campaign in the Caithness and Sutherland area to provide more information on our home working opportunities. Prior to this, HIE will also be running free, local information sessions for anyone interested in this home based model.

Dickon Moon, Director of Strategic Sourcing in EMEA at Arise, says:

‘HIE has been very supportive in working with us to bring our model to the region. We have been impressed with the rich range of skills and abilities of people here, and this lends itself perfectly to establishing this flexible alternative to the traditional contact centre model.’

To read more about HIE events and the full article click here