RES supports Highland Renewables in new sponsorship deal

RES, the world's largest independent renewable energy company with 40 years of experience delivering global renewable energy solutions, has become the latest organisation to support Highland Tourism CIC’s Highland Renewables activity, as they come on board as a premier sponsor with a commitment to a strategic partnership for community benefit that will boost sustainable tourism in the Highlands.

The support from RES further reinforces the way in which private industry are seeing and seizing the opportunity to invest together for the greater good of economic, social and environmental benefit of the Highlands. RES adds to the Highland Renewables roster of sponsors who have pledged support this year, including SSEN Transmission, Statkraft, FOR: EV and Field. The sponsorship will also support the upcoming tourism and renewables conference on Friday 24th March in Inverness.

Yvonne Crook, Chair at Highland Tourism CIC and Highland Renewables, said: “On behalf of the CIC board, I’d like to thank Graeme Kerr and the team at RES, as they join us as premier sponsors of Highland Renewables. Their support comes during what is an exciting time of opportunity here in the Highlands and I look forward to working with Graeme as he joins the Highland Renewables Steering Group working in parallel with Highland Tourism CIC to shape the strategic future of the Highlands.”

“As well as their valued sponsorship, the expertise and energy from the team at RES will help us on our journey for the Highlands to become one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations – protecting our environment and ensuring the Highlands is a great place to live, work, study and invest in.”

Graeme Kerr, Project Manager at RES, said: “Renewables and tourism are two mainstays of the Highland economy, creating jobs and economic investment right across the region. We’re delighted to join Highland Renewables as premier sponsor to help create lasting partnerships across these sectors for the benefit of people living and visiting the Highlands.”

RES has been developing, constructing and operating wind farms across Scotland since 1993 with its first wind farm in the Highlands becoming operational in the early 2000s. RES has continuously invested in the region through partnerships with the local supply chain, supporting apprenticeship initiatives and more recently partnering with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to support their Student Development Fund, demonstrating the British company’s long-term commitment to this area. 

Highland Renewables is a strategic partner of Highland Tourism CIC, a social enterprise established in March 2020 that brings together two of the Highland’s key economic sectors, tourism and renewables. The alliance is driving forward a strategic plan for private sector investment in the region aiming to re brand and position the Highlands as a world leading sustainable destination while reinforcing the position of the renewables industry as a dynamic contributor to the social, environmental and economic future of the Highlands.  To date the CIC has invested £750k of private sector resources to develop its mission.