FIFE Business Week returns this November for its 13th year. In one of the most challenging years economically, the week aims to give businesses as much support and advice as possible to remain resilient, sustain and secure opportunities.
Around 30 events will take place face to face and online throughout the week from Monday 7th November through to Friday 11th November with a wide range of topics to choose from, delivered by experts in both the private and public sectors.
To mark the launch of Fife Business Week, Councillor Altany Craik, Spokesperson for Fife Council’s Finance, Economy and Strategic Planning and Pamela Stevenson, Service Manager for Fife Council’s Economic Development, paid a visit to Feragaia’s new distillery in Glenrothes, the first working alcohol-free distillery in Scotland.
Councillor Craik said: “Over the last two years, there is no doubt that businesses have had to face significant and difficult challenges with many having to adapt their business models to sustain and remain resilient. It’s great to see Feragaia flourishing and moving into its new distillery. This has been made possible through the innovative and efficient efforts of Bill and his team with exciting new exporting opportunities in their grasp. The business has also received support through its journey from Business Gateway Fife and Economic Development Services.”
Bill Garnock, Co-founder of Feragaia commented: “The opening of our facility in Glenrothes will further support Feragaia’s rapid growth by increasing production efficiencies and capacities, while simultaneously allowing our pioneering brand to continue to innovate. This will allow us to exploit the opportunities in the rapidly growing low and no-alcohol market. We are delighted to have recently secured a contract with a premium distributor in Switzerland with other international business in the pipeline.”
Councillor Craik added: “Many of our Fife Business Week events address key topics from recruitment and upskilling of employees to new supply chain opportunities, trading with the EU, digital connectivity and building new business models. Once again, we will be hosting the ever popular Meet the Buyer event giving great opportunities for businesses to meet the organisations and find out what contract developments are in the pipeline. We are very keen to ensure that our business community is supported through these unprecedented times and hope that this year’s Fife Business Week will offer something for everyone that will inspire them to move their businesses forward with confidence.”
Fife Business Week offers a varied range of online events that will allow new and established businesses to access the wide range of public and private sector support agencies, business experts and entrepreneurs. The full calendar of events to mark the thirteenth Fife Business Week is now available to view at www.fifebusinessweek.co.uk.
Hosted by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team and Business Gateway team under the InvestFife brand, Fife Business Week is designed to support businesses to succeed and flourish whilst making Fife the best place to do business.