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Orkney has always been a vibrant, industrious place when it comes to local business and enterprise. From the highest quality food, drink and crafts to innovative tourism providers and emerging sectors like marine energy, the islands are a haven for forward thinking entrepreneurs.

Local business in action in Orkney
Local business in action in Orkney

Here at Orkney.com, we’re going to feature just some of the businesses that are making a mark both locally and around the world. Stay tuned over the coming months for regular updates from Orkney’s business community. You'll be able to follow the latest additions from the links on the right hand side of the page.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to make sure you don't miss a thing, and to stay in touch with our business community.

If you want to find out more about any of our featured companies and entrepreneurs, get in touch with us, sign up to our mailing list or view our business directory.

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Elaine Henderson

Our latest business focus feature takes a closer look at a very talented member of Orkney's creative community. Elaine Henderson has been producing stunning pieces of pottery from her adopted home of Stromness for more than ten years now.

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Orkney Craft Vinegar

The Orkney larder is famous around the world. The islands have some of the finest food and drink to be found anywhere, and the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to go with it. One new business, Orkney Craft Vinegar, is already beginning to make an impact in culinary circles further afield.

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Green Marine

Orkney's role at the heart of the emerging marine energy sector continues to grow, and so does the reputation the islands have developed for a highly skilled supply chain. Our new Business Focus feature takes a look at one of the local companies helping developers get their devices in the water, Green Marine.

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William Shearer

In a small community it's important that a wide range of goods and services are available, and one shop in particular has been doing that locally for generations. Our latest Business Focus feature takes a look at one of the oldest established businesses in the islands, William Shearer.

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Kerr Carpentry

There have always been talented craftsmen and women in Orkney - now the latest generation of makers are beginning to take centre stage. Our new Business Focus feature visits the workshop of Kerr Carpentry in Burray.

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The Deerness Distillery

Orkney now has three top quality gin producers, each making their mark on the national stage. Our new Business Focus feature takes a look at the newest kid on the block, the Deerness Distillery.

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Ortak

Our latest Business Focus feature takes a look at Ortak, one of Orkney's most iconic jewellery brands. The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is beginning to once again make its mark both in the islands and globally.

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The Orkney Roastery

The newest members of Orkney Food and Drink are the latest subject of our Business Focus feature. The Orkney Roastery is the first dedicated micro-roastery in the islands, sourcing quality coffee beans and, with care and attention, creating its own range of delicious coffee blends.

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Peedie Chocs and Desserts

Our next business focus feature takes a look at new Orkney Food and Drink member 'Peedie Chocs and Desserts'. Sarah-Louise Drever's enterprise offers high quality and delicious chocolates, truffles and fudges - and this is just the beginning.

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The Brig Larder

Our latest business focus feature takes a look at a unique shop in the centre of Kirkwall. Orkney Food and Drink member The Brig Larder offers a wide range of local products, showcasing the best Orkney has to offer.

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Michael Sinclair Woodturner

Our business focus feature for March takes us to Harray and the home of new company and Orkney Crafts Association member, Michael Sinclair Woodturner.

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Karrawa Guest House

Every month we’re going to take a look at the work of a successful Orkney based business - for February we're featuring Orkney Tourism Group member Karrawa Guest House in Kirkwall.

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The Island Smokery

Every month we’re going to take a look at the work of a successful Orkney based business - for January we're featuring Orkney Food and Drink member the Island Smokery, makers of smoked and flavoured cheeses and much more.

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Hilary Grant

Every month we're going to take a look at the work of a successful Orkney based business - from food and drink producers to tourism and renewable energy companies. The aim is to highlight the breadth of economic activity in the islands, and to showcase just some of our innovative entrepreneurs. This time the focus is on local designer Hilary Grant.

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