Kirsty Buchanan

Tel: 07970 816 740

Email: kirsty.buchanan@interface-online.org.uk

Role: Business Engagement Executive

Location: Highlands & Islands

Kirsty Buchanan joined from Inverness UHI, Business Solutions Department, where she spent 5 years engaging with new and existing employers, promoting Modern Apprenticeships around the Highlands and Islands. Kirsty account managed key sector areas of Aquaculture, Life Sciences, Trees and Timber, and Customer Service.

 

Here, she fulfilled contractual requirements each year with Skills Development Scotland by utilising and growing apprenticeship places throughout each sector, whilst also identifying potential commercial course income streams. Kirsty’s role also included the Flexible Work Force Fund, working closely with employers to establish training needs and applying for £10k in funding to upskill their present workforce.

 

At Interface Kirsty works closely with HIE colleagues to identify companies across the Highlands and Islands region which would benefit from more in-depth support to develop project ideas and tackle business challenges.

 

Where we're located

Kirsty and the Interface H&I team are based at An Lochran, the fabulous Enterprise and Research Centre in Inverness where Highlands and Islands Enterprise is co-located with key research and education departments from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and research and consultancy divisions from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).