The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland. SCDI's diverse and influential membership forms a gathering of knowledge, experience and talent which provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

2015 H&I AWARDS - SCDI Categories Recognise Business Excellence - OPEN FOR ENTRY!

Awards Dinner: Friday 11 September 2015 - The Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

The SCDI Annual Highlands & Islands Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is the highlight of the Highland business calendar and is always a sell-out, with 350 guests drawn from the Highland business and economic community and across Scotland. More specifically, SCDI's Highlands & Islands Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards celebrates excellence and is the premier event for showcasing the cream of the region's businesses.

Details regarding our H&I Business Excellence Awards 2015 categories now open for entry (until 31 July 2015) and how to apply for these are available below.

Don't miss this year's event - submit your SCDI H&I Business Excellence Awards category entries now...! 

SCDI are delighted to welcome entries for our SCDI Highlands & Islands Business Excellence Awards 2015 which recognise the achievement of businesses across the Highlands & Islands over the past year.

Fraser Grieve, SCDI's Highlands & Islands Director said: "We are fortunate to have some exceptional companies based in, and working across, the Highlands & Islands, and these Awards are a way of SCDI recognising the talents and achievement of some of our greatest successes over the past year."Whether in international, marine, people development, research & innovation, business service & engagement, environmental sustainability; or if you have an outstanding business ambassador or achievement you wish to be recognised, there is an app... (Read more)


Reflective of SCDI's unique membership, Forum brings together senior representatives drawn from the public, private and social economy sectors, providing a platform for dialogue, discussion and debate on the levers required to strengthen and grow Scotland's economy.

Forum 2015 focused on developing a blueprint for Scotland which - with debate about the direction of the economy and more devolution avowed - sets an agenda for stronger, more robust growth by maxi... (Read more)


In delivering the SCDI Annual Lecture 2015 in Aberdeen, Mark Carne told the audience of 300 assembled guests from SCDI's member base of the challenges facing the rail industry today. He drew parallels between both the Oil & Gas and Rail industries - with both mattering to the country and the economy; both being safety critical and operationally intense... (Read more)