New Shetland Business Register Goes Live

by Alastair Hamilton -

Shetland Islands Council has created a new online register as a way of making information about Shetland businesses readily available.

The new register catalogues the wide range and high quality of expertise, services and infrastructure that exists across Shetland, all in one place.

It will present Shetland's industry, in a convenient and easily accessible way, to companies who may be involved in large-scale projects and are seeking local suppliers. The Council's Economic Development Service will also use it as a tool to let registered companies know about relevant business information including training opportunities and external funding sources.

Each registered business will receive a password to edit their individual profile and ensure their most up-to-date information is displayed. Companies who wish to search the database, whether they are based in Shetland or not, will also be able to obtain a password allowing them to do so.

Douglas Irvine, Executive Manager - Economic Development, says: “We expect that the new online register will become the first stop for companies looking to do business in Shetland, as well as a useful tool for local businesses to make the most of opportunities available to them.”

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