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Fife Business Week is here!



FIFE Business Week 2017 is underway!  Starting today, (Monday) this week is packed full of events aimed at inspiring and supporting Fife’s business community. 


The week kicks off with a range of workshops including Don’t be left holding the baby which covers five important things that employers need to know about maternity leave and shared parental leave.  CCW Business Lawyers Ltd will be delivering a session at Crescent House, Carnegie Campus in Dunfermline.  They will also be running The Employers Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination Claims there on Wednesday 8th November.


The advanced Wordpress course on Wednesday 8th November has proved so popular and oversubscribed that an additional date has been added on Wednesday 29th November, again at Dunfermline Business Centre.  This session takes Wordpress to a new level looking at extending site functionality by selecting and installing search engine optimisation, Google analytics and contact forms.


How to Conduct an Effective Disciplinary Hearing to be held on Wednesday 8th November at Rosyth Business Centre.  This workshop will equip line managers with the skills to manage any disciplinary and grievance hearings that may come in your business.  The HR Booth work with dozens of businesses across the UK, helping them manage their people effectively. This workshop will give managers the confidence to deal with these issues, helping drive improvements in your business.


Other workshops range from Social Media Strategy to Attracting International Customers and a Masterclass in Business Funding.


Fife Council’s Meet the Buyer event is also shaping up to be the biggest yet with around 150 attendees and over 30 exhibitors.  This major event is taking place on Thursday 9th November at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline and will connect businesses with buyers and decision makers to discuss how to access business with public sector agencies and prime private sector contractors, to highlight upcoming opportunities across a broad range of sectors. There will be support to help businesses exploit tendering opportunities, as well as a chance to network with procurement experts from both private and public sectors.


This year’s Fife Business Week also incorporates a Finance Week, where a number of school-based events will be happening. the week of events is only the catalyst for the development of a long term progressive finance programme which will be embedded into the school curriculum.


The theme for this year’s programme of events is Inspiring and Supporting Fife’s Businesses, aligned to Fife Economic Partnership’s objectives. The week of action will focus on key issues that are impacting on Fife entrepreneurs, business start-ups and employers with fresh insights into workforce development, finance and strategy and digital connectivity.


Hosted by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team and Business Gateway Fife’s team, Fife Business Week is designed to support businesses to succeed and flourish whilst making Fife the best place to do business.


The full calendar of events for the eighth Fife Business Week is available at


For more information on Fife Business Week please email