New manager says it's an exciting time to take on regeneration partnership role
Peter Faccenda has been welcomed into the role of Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership manager.
He takes over from Eann Sinclair who was appointed as Caithness and Sutherland area manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
CNSRP independent chairman Ian Ross said: “I’m delighted to welcome Peter to the CNSRP team and look forward to continuing to build on the excellent achievements so far. I’d like to thank Eann for his valued contribution over the past 10 years as manager and wish him every success in his new role at HIE, who continue to be an important partner in CNSRP.
“CNSRP partners are committed to continuing the work to move the area economy away from its dependence on Dounreay decommissioning, which has resulted in around 1400 full-time equivalent jobs being either created or retained in the Dounreay travel-to-work area.
"We estimate that a further 1300 full-time jobs could be possible by 2030, which will continue to support population growth in the area."
Mr Faccenda joins CNSRP from his previous role as head of business growth for HIE’s Inner Moray Firth team in Inverness. A metallurgist by degree, he has 30 years of manufacturing management experience including at managing director and director level in metal-based SMEs.
He said: “This is a really exciting time to take up the CNSRP role.
"CNSRP partners have targeted opportunities for the vertical launch of satellites, which has resulted in the plans for the Sutherland space hub. Supporting the Beatrice offshore wind farm and establishment of an operations base at Wick has also been a focus. There have also been notable investments at Scrabster harbour, as well as support for business and nuclear services and for tourism, with ongoing work to develop the opportunities around the North Coast 500.
“I’m particularly excited to bring forward new opportunities to attract economic growth to the area, and to help continue the track record of investing in key infrastructure.”