Media release: One Lochaber Leadership Programme to be launched at Lochaber Ideas Week


THE first cohort of business leaders who have signed up to Lochaber Chamber of Commerce’s innovative new One Lochaber Leadership Development Programme will officially begin their tailor-made year-long training course during Lochaber Ideas Week, with the inaugural training day taking place on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at the Moorings Hotel, Fort William.

As a special Lochaber Ideas Week offer, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is extending their invite to the afternoon session of this first training event to all local business leaders. Delegates will find out how to thrive in an uncertain business world with an interactive ‘VUCA Workshop’ – Volatile; Uncertain; Complex and Ambiguous – delivered by expert management trainers, Ethos Consulting.

Frazer Coupland, CEO of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, said: “We live in a world of fast change and information overload. To thrive companies must continuously adapt their products and services.  But how can you prepare for a future you can’t predict?

“I strongly suggest that all Lochaber business leaders sign up to our interactive ‘VUCA’ workshop from our expert trainers at Ethos Consulting. As a delegate, you will be given the tools to navigate this new business world, and find out a lot about yourself and your business in the process!  It is also fantastic value at only £30?

“We hope that the business leaders who do sign up will then be inspired to join our One Lochaber Leadership Programme for the rest of the year.”

One Lochaber, an innovative leadership development programme, has been specifically designed and developed by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to fully equip local business leaders with the capability to develop their teams to meet the challenges of an uncertain future. Participants will be taken through a specially structured series of seminars and one-to-one workshops, developing their capacity to set and achieve challenging strategic goals, take decisive action at pace, out-perform the competition and create an environment that inspires elite achievement.

This exciting new programme, delivered by expert management trainers, Ethos Consulting, will lead to an accredited leadership qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI), a Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management; plus credits towards the CMI’s Chartered Manager Award.

To book onto the ‘VUCA workshop’, go to  For more information on the Lochaber Ideas Week events programme and to book tickets, go to or call 01397 705 765 to speak to one of the team


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Notes to editors:

Lochaber Ideas Week

From Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2019 Lochaber Chamber of Commerce once again presents Lochaber Ideas Week, its flagship week of events to inspire, educate and motivate the business and wider community of Lochaber and the Highlands; bringing everyone together to focus on and celebrate the power of ideas.

The 2019 Lochaber Ideas Week programme is an action-packed week of workshops, stimulating discussions, lively networking events and inspiring talks, all staged in Fort William and across the region.  It features some fascinating people with inspirational stories; invaluable business skills training; vital business debates, together with action-orientated discussions hitting on today’s critical cultural and social issues. As well as partnering with organisations across the Highlands to offer exclusive opportunities to promote business growth, the 2019 programme also includes a special reimagined tourism day in Glencoe.

To find out more about all the events taking place during Lochaber Ideas Week and to book tickets; and how you can boost your business through sponsorship opportunities, go to

or call 01397 705 765 to chat to a member of the team.

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is a fully affiliated member of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network, which together represents more than 12,000 businesses throughout Scotland.

Lochaber Chamber represents more than 200 businesses in Lochaber collectively employing 3500+ people across all sectors [c60% 15-64 age working population in Lochaber]. They work locally, nationally and internationally to support business from sole traders to international organisations.

Ultimately, Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance Fort William and Lochaber, the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, as a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit.

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