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.

2014 AWARDS ENTRIES NOW OPEN - 8 Categories for Business Excellence

Friday 12 September 2014, Inverness


Entertainment to be provided by Rory Bremner

The SCDI Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is the highlight of the Highland business calendar. In 2014, our H&I Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 12 September at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness, and we are delighted to announce that our entertainment at this year's event will be provided by renowned satirist and impressionist Rory Bremner.

SCDI's Highlands & Islands Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards celebrates excellence and is the premier event for showcasing the achievements of the region's businesses. The Awards Dinner is always a sell-out, with 340 guests drawn from the Highland busines... (Read more)


Small and Micro Businesses are drivers of job creation, innovation and new export potential and account for 98.3% of all private sector enterprises operating in Scotland (based on Scottish Government statistics from March 2013).

With a focus on supporting, promoting and maximising the valuable contribution that these businesses make to Scotland's economy, the National Business Convention 2014 will provide practical, informative a... (Read more)

SCDI Forum 2014


The SCDI Forum is the leading policy and networking event in the Scottish business and economic calendar and has a clear agenda - to stimulate economic growth for Scotland. ... (Read more)