Haventus invests in transformational vision for the Highlands

Haventus, the energy transition facilities provider, and owner of Ardersier Port, has joined Highland Tourism Community Interest Company (HTCIC) as a premier sponsor of the CIC’s Highland Renewables activity. Their investment will support the organisation to realise its vision for the Highlands to become a world-leader in sustainability, rejuvenate local communities and boost the Highland economy.

Yvonne Crook, Chair, Highland Tourism CIC and Highland Renewables, said: “We have realised a unique opportunity right now here in the Highlands, one that we, as a community, must grasp in order to fully maximise. We have created Highland Tourism CIC incorporating Highland Renewables in a strategic partnership to do just that. It is hugely exciting to have the support of Haventus and their inspirational team as we drive forward a collaborative and innovative approach to the regeneration of the Highlands. Their development at Ardersier Port is one of the largest industrial regeneration projects seen in the Highlands for decades and will support and create hundreds of jobs for local people and we are delighted that they have come on board as a premier partner of the CIC supporting the community’s vision and ambition to be a world leader in sustainability.”

Over the coming year, the private sector will have invested £1m of resources to establish HTCIC as an organisation embedded in the community with a bold and confident Highland brand, strategy and collaboration that will leave a much greater legacy for future generations.

Lewis Gillies, CEO at Haventus, said: “I’m proud to support the ambitious work of HTCIC through Highland Renewables. So much of what we are seeking to deliver at Ardersier Port aligns with HTCIC’s vision for the Highlands – to make this incredible part of Scotland a great place to live, work, study and invest. The community’s plan to develop the Highlands of Scotland as a brand with a brand strategy is something we find easy to get behind.

“We are looking forward to playing our part in the CIC’s first tourism and renewables conference this week and I am confident the work of the CIC will strongly contribute to a prosperous future for the Highlands.”

The conference, on Friday 24 May at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, comes at an important time in the CIC’s evolution. Entitled ‘Inspiring a world-leading sustainable future’, the event is hosted by Highland Tourism CIC and Highland Renewables in partnership with DC Thomson with the Press and Journal and Energy Voice as community and media partners.

Tickets for the conference can be booked here. 

The conference is hosted by Highland Tourism CIC and Highland Renewables with community and media partners DC Thomson, Energy Voice and The Press & Journal.