Key Sectors

Caithness & North Sutherland has a vibrant business community covering a wide range of key sectors and is set to experience significant growth opportunities in a number of these over the coming decades.


Caithness and North Sutherland has an outstanding capability in the energy sector and an impressive track record of working across a range of energy industries.

The area is rich in potential, has close proximity to key energy assets in the offshore wind and oil & gas markets, and has a highly-skilled and dedicated supply chain.

Finance & Business Services

Caithness and North Sutherland is well-known for being a centre of excellence in finance and business services, with a strong public sector giving the area a rich seam of expertise in finance and administration, and major national businesses in the sector choosing the region as a base.


This is an exciting time for tourism in Caithness and Sutherland, with the success of the North Coast 500 route bringing a significant number of new national and international visitors to the region and highlighting some of the hidden gems the region has to offer.

The area has seen a surge in and exciting tourism initiatives and businesses to meet the growing demand, from bespoke tour companies to eco-friendly glamping offerings.

Some of the key initiatives and developments are highlighted below.

Food and Drink

Caithness and North Sutherland has long had a reputation as a top producer of quality food and drink, with a clean natural environment and access to high quality local ingredients.

A supportive business environment has helped a significant number of local food and drink producers start up and grow into national and international markets, and has also attracted inward investment to the region from companies like Shore Seaweed.

Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Naver Business Centre
Naver House
Naver Road
KW14 7QA

Telephone: 01847 890076