Kevin and Lisa at Harps farm sent in some fantastic pictures of their new turbine that was installed last week.

Yesterday we attended the opening of the refurbished North Wing at Lookout Lodge.  A massive well done to Bonnie, Seafish (Falklands) Ltd and all of the Wickham Heights team.  What a transformation!

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Louise Ellis joins FIDC as a Development Officer, tasked with delivering practical support to Island businesses.

Louise has a background in education and management, previous experience in the private sector in the UK and in the Islands and most recently in the public sector as a member of the Policy Unit of the Falkland Islands Government.

FIDC’s Public consultation with Camp on Economic and Business Development Priorities

Following the West consultations in December 2017, New Portfolio holders for Rural Development, the Hon. M. Pollard MLA and the Hon. T. Barkman MLA, and FIDC’s Development Team are hosting workshops on the East to scope community priorities for the future of the Rural Development Strategy (RDS).

The Falkland Islands Development Corporation announces new appointments, strengthening its commitment to the Island’s wool sector, and the development of private commercial enterprises.

FIDC is delighted to report a dynamic start to 2018 with the appointment of a Director of Wool Innovation, to start in this newly-created post towards the end of February, plus the successful local recruitment of an additional Development Officer, joining the team from the beginning of next month.

Rural Energy Partnership Project News

Updated information on the Rural Energy Partnership projects for Harps Farm, Saunders Island Farm and Teal Inlet is now available on our website. The energy savings from each system has been calculated thanks to the close monitoring done in partnership with the stakeholders. A short annual report has been produced for each of the project to highlight their benefits. We are delighted to report that the three systems have performed even better than expected, allowing significant fuel cost savings and demonstrating a great return on investment. For more information, please follow the links below:

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Teal Inlet Project

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Saunders Island Project

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Harps Project

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.