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The Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Business Support & Discretionary Training 2018-2021

The purpose of this framework is to seek proposals from potential suppliers of Specialist Business Advice Services, Business Support and Discretionary Training. Those selected will be required to professionally assist companies within the Fife region in their particular area of expertise.
 
In order to facilitate the matching of business support needs with the most suitable providers, the framework will be divided into the following Lots:
1. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
2. FINANCE
3. DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
4.

Friday, 16 February 2018

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Award-winning businesswoman joins Inspiring Women event line-up

A multiple award-winning businesswoman who created her company to help women like her affected by bowel disease has been announced as the second speaker for St Andrews Business Club’s Inspiring Women event on March 7.
 
Nicola Dames had her life change forever when she started to suffer with Ulcerative Colitis in her 20s. After surgery to remove her large colon, she found underwear available for women with stomas lacked femininity.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities at SCOTFEST

ScotFest is one of Scotland's biggest music festivals and will be making its debut at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on 6th & 7th July 2018.
 
The 2-day music festival event has attracted world famous artists such as Boyzone, East17, B*Witched, Liberty X as well as local bands.
 
With capacity for 35,000 each day,  the event will include a fairground, kids zone, camping, food zone and retail village so will be family friendly and target a captive audience or 30+ with families.
 
If this is the ideal audience for your

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

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FORMER DELOITTE PARTNER, MIKE McGREGOR, JOINS COOPER SOFTWARE BOARD

Cooper Software, the fife-based ERP systems integration specialist, has announced that former Deloitte Partner, Mike McGregor, has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.   
 
Since joining Deloitte in 1994, Mr McGregor has advised some of Scotland’s very best high growth, owner managed and private equity-backed businesses.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

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Find out how a Modern Apprentice can help your business

People doing business in North-East Fife can learn how Modern Apprentices can help their business, and Scotland, at St Andrews Business Club’s next business learning event on February 28.
 
In the learning lunch, to be held at The Old Course Hotel from 12.30pm, John McFarlane, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator responsible for the Modern Apprenticeship programme at Fife Council, and Heather Brown, Co-ordinator for Foundation Apprenticeship at Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife, will teach attendees about the features, benefits and costs of Modern Apprenticeships. 

Monday, 05 February 2018

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Would your business benefit from a loan of up to £100,000?

SMALL and medium sized businesses in the Fife area could be eligible for loans of up to £100,000 as part of a funding programme delivered by Business Loans Scotland.
 
Applications are welcome from limited companies, social enterprises and partnerships with four or more partners. Sole traders and partnerships with three or fewer partners can also submit applications for loans of over £25,000.

Monday, 05 February 2018

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Bridging the Diversity Gap

Ever thought about trying to attract a wider range of people to work within the board of your charitable organisation? Thomson Cooper Accountants are hosting a free charities seminar on Wednesday 21 February looking at the value that diversity can bring to third sector organisations.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

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Women’s Leadership Development programme at  Enterprise Hub Fife

Lead with WES (Women’s Enterprise Scotland)

Women’s Enterprise Scotland, working in partnership with Fife Council Economic Development, are to deliver the upcoming women’s leadership development programme at the Enterprise Hub Fife.
 
The "Lead With WES" programme is designed for women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to become a sustainable, high performing organisation.
 
The programme aims to help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against t

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

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GDPR Guide

How to get compliant for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

How to get compliant for GDPR 

In summary, the Data Protection Act is being overhauled and will be superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will become enforceable across Europe, including the UK, on 25 May 2018.

Who does this affect?
The GDPR applies to all personal data about individuals collected or processed in Europe (regardless of those individuals’ nationality or citizenship) so this change will affect you and your work.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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Learn to use marketing messages to make customers love your business

People doing business in North-East Fife can make a date with St Andrews Business Club on Valentine’s Day to learn how best to make customers love their business by communicating their business messages effectively.
 
In the latest event of the club’s season, to be held at the Old Course Hotel from 5.30pm, award-winning journalist and PR consultant Lynda Hamilton Parker will teach attendees about how to communicate their business messages by using the media and other marketing channels to raise the profile of their business.
 
Lynda will also descri

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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