FIDC Annual Report 2022/23 Launched

A digital copy of the 2022/23 FIDC Annual Report is now available to be downloaded here. If you would like to be added to the mailing list when the physical copies arrive, please e-mail communications@fidc.co.fk

Sea Lion Island Update

Mickey and Sarah on Sealion Island

Along with a huge thank you to those involved in the efforts to contain and extinguish the wildfire on Sea Lion Island, FIDC would like to commend the incredible resilience of the tenants, Micky and Sarah from Wild Falklands Limited, who have been stalwart in facing the rapidly evolving and unfolding challenges of a wildfire […]

FIDC Client Statistics 1st July – 31st December 2023

Graphical statisitics of FIDC Clients from July to August 2023

A total of 115 client enquiries were received by the Business Development Team between July and December 2023. An encouraging 67% of these enquiries related to the Green Business Programme. Green Business Programme Funding Accessed (including combination funding): 1 x Personal Green Loan 6 x Rural Energy Additional Generation Grant 6 x Thermal Efficiency (Domestic) […]

2023 FIDC Business Climate Survey Launched

FIDC is pleased to release its latest edition of the Business Climate Survey, a biennial survey conducted with its business association partners, Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, Falkland Islands Tourism Association, and Rural Business Association. The survey remains a vital way to assess the confidence of the business community in the economy, to identify the […]

Hillside Business Park – Beauty Lashes & Nails

Mikaela's new business at Hillside Business Park

Paola Pallero Orellana moved to the Islands in February 2022 and 8 months later created her business, BeautyLashes, to utilise her qualifications and provide the community with eyelash extensions. As the business has grown she has been able to expand her services to also include eyelash lifting, eyebrow waxing, tinting and shaping, manicures, acrylic extensions, […]

FIDC Portfolio Participation Programme Launch

FIDC Portfolio Participation information

FIDC is pleased to launch its new Portfolio Participation Program (PPP) to both individuals and businesses in the Falkland Islands. Under PPP, FIDC is opening up a portion of its interest payments from its loan portfolio to be purchased by up to 250 subscribers at a minimum £2,000 per subscription. Subscribing to PPP entitles subscribers […]

Hillside Business Park – Mikaela’s Hair Salon

Mikaela's new business at Hillside Business Park

Mikaela Ford travelled to City College Plymouth in 2010 to undertake VRQ Level 2 & 3 barbering and spray tanning qualifications and upon her return to the Islands in 2012 began her hairdressing career. In 2015 she began her self-employed journey and established her own business, Mikaela’s Hair Salon, offering her services to her clients […]

Human Resources and People Management with Harrison-Moody Training

Human Resources training through FIDC

A course focused on Human Resources and People Management skills organised by FIDC was delivered recently. The two-day course was held virtually at the Chamber of Commerce and was led by tutor Sophie Harrison-Moody of Harrison-Moody Training. The course programme comprised four modules; each with a mix of tutor-led input, combined with facilitated interactive discussions […]

Wool Warehouse Walkthrough

Zack tours the Wool Warehouse

FIDC and The Falkland Islands Company invited members of the legislative assembly and the press for a visit to the new wool warehouse. Working with Falkland Islands Government and FIC, the development corporation is set to deliver a new 2,000 sq/m wool warehouse facility to house all wool from Falkland Islands Wool Co. Ltd., who […]

Free Energy Audits

Wind and Solar energy production

As part of FIDC’s new Green Business Programme, free energy advice was recently provided to many businesses in both Camp and Stanley. Former FIDC Rural Energy Advisor Andrew Crighton was contracted to provide a range of advice on behalf of FIDC. His work was primarily focused on energy audits which are inspection surveys that enable […]