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Successful Small Business Focus featuring Miele’s Gelateria

This month we hear from Michael Miele of Miele’s Gelateria on Church Street who explains the story behind the success of the Miele family business which has been in the Highlands for around 100 years.

You can read the full article HERE

Successful Small Business featuring Soul Seeker Yoga

Our first Successful Small Business feature of 2023 highlights Janine Cade of Soul Seeker Yoga who runs the gorgeous yoga studio on Union Street and the recently opened Plant Bar and Boutique.

You can read the full article in the Courier HERE

Person Behind the Business featuring Gavin of Inverness Taxis and Safekab

Gavin Johnston of Safekab and Inverness Taxis shares the journey to success for Inverness Taxis and Safekab in the Person Behind the Business feature in the Inverness Courier on Friday 26th January.  You can read the full article HERE.

Food & Drink Fortnight 29 Jan – 12 Feb 2024

Welcome to the first Inverness & Loch Ness Food and Drink Fortnight.

From Monday 29th January until Monday 12th February 2024 Inverness BID working with the Visit Inverness Loch Ness BID are bringing you the first Food & Drink Fortnight with exclusive menu deals and special promotions on offer from a variety of our area’s food and drink businesses.

You can find out more about what’s on offer via the website here

For any businesses interested in taking part, please get in touch or sign up here

BEST BAR NONE AWARDS 2023

Twenty Four Inverness hospitality venues have been recognised under the Best Bar None Awards Scheme for their outstanding efforts in helping to create a safer environment for the public.

Each business that applied for accreditation under the scheme was judged on their efforts, by an independent assessor, around the prevention of crime and disorder and securing public safety.

Those venues which met the required standards in all of the key criteria were allocated a Bronze accreditation. With Silver and Gold accreditations allocated to venues which went above and beyond to achieve the five objectives. Three Special Awards were also presented for Best Newcomer, Heart of the Community and Innovation & Social Responsibility.

The Awards Ceremony took place at the Mercure Hotel on Tuesday 9th January 2024 and the awards presented were as follows:

Gold Accreditations:
1. Johnny Foxes & The Den 🥇
2. The Chieftain Hotel 🥇
3. The Highlander 🥇
4. 33 Church Street (Mercure) 🥇
5. The Gellions 🥇
6. Monty’s 🥇
7. Platform 8 🥇
8. The White House 🥇
9. The Caledonian 🥇
10. Scotch & Rye 🥇
11. R&B’s 🥇
12. The Auctioneers 🥇
13. Jimmy Badgers 🥇
14. The King’s Highway 🥇
15. MacCallums 🥇
16. Lauders 🥇
17. The Wee Bar 🥇

Silver Accreditations:
18. The Imperial 🥈
19. Penta Hotel 🥈
20. Revolution 🥈

Bronze Accreditation:
21. Blackfriars 🥉

🌟 Special Awards:
– Best Newcomer: Blackfriars 🌟
– Heart of the Community: The Chieftain Hotel ❤️
– Innovation & Social Responsibility: Highlander 🌐

Congratulations to all our winners! 🎉👏

Our final Christmas Star for 2023 – Rebecca from R&B’s on Queensgate

Our final Christmas Star for 2023 is the lovely Rebecca of R&B’s on Queensgate.  The only karaoke bar in the Highlands, it is the place to go for fun and entertainment and night to remember in Inverness! Rebecca is also passionate about supporting local businesses and has superb base of loyal customers at the restaurant making it a true gem in the community.

Read the full article via link: R&B final 23

Christmas Stars featuring Donald Maclean of Primo Menswear on Queensgate

Our Christmas Star this week in the Inverness Courier spotlights Donald Maclean of Primo Menswear on Queensgate.

The shop has a unique range in store with quality European brands a popular choice.

Read the full article here

Christmas Stars featuring Story Chocolates in the Victorian Market

A real gem in the Victorian Market, Story Chocolates is run by Master Chocolatiers Lucas and his wife Ingrid Story.

Originally from Belgium they have been in the Highlands for 22 years and have regular customers from all over the world. Read the full feature here

Christmas Stars featuring WoodWinters on Church Street

This week we are featuring WoodWinters on Church Street as our Christmas Stars.

Find out more about the multi-award winning shop on Church Street including their tasting events during the festive season HERE 

Photo: James Mackenzie – the knowledgeable team at Woodwinters who can help you make the perfect choice of drink to pair with your meals this Christmas.

Christmas Stars featuring Fig & Thistle Bistro on Stephen’s Brae

Our Christmas Stars this week are Fig & Thistle on Stephen’s Brae which is run by long time friends Richard MacLean and Ian Harrold.

The cosy restaurant can seat up to 44 people and it is the perfect place to meet new people and learn about good food as well as locally sourced beers.

Your can read the full article HERE

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