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Fife Businesses showcased at Scotland’s Premier Royal Highland Show

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the chance to sample and buy some of the best Food and Drink offerings from Fife businesses at the 2019 Royal Highland Show (RHS). Now in its 178th year, the RHS attracted around 200,000 visitors to Ingliston showground for a four-day showcase of the very best of farming, food and rural life. 
 
Fife Council’s Economic Development team in partnership with the Food from Fife network set up a bespoke designed group stand at the RHS, to showcase some of the very best produce that Fife has to offer.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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Thousands of Scottish businesses continue to receive free DigitalBoost training thanks to funding extension

Business Gateway is set to continue delivering Scotland’s national digital business skills training programme, DigitalBoost. The programme will help thousands of Scotland’s SMEs for a fourth year thanks to a continuation of funding from the Scottish Government.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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FIFE BUSINESS WEEK 2019- 4-8 NOVEMBER 2019

Following on the success of 2018 and now in our 10th year, we are delighted to invite partners and stakeholders to host or engage in an event during Fife Business Week 2019.
 
Delivered by Fife Council Economic Development and administered by Business Gateway Fife.  This important initiative aims to achieve a stronger, sustainable and more resilient economic growth for Fife.
 
This year’s programme of events will be linked to our 4 key priorities aligned to our Fife Economic Strategy:

Thursday, 20 June 2019

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Celebrating The Tenth Fife Business Week

Developed by Fife Council Economic Development, Fife Business Week (FBW) returns in November, celebrating ten years of promoting business opportunities in the region.
 
It has grown year on year, attracting hundreds of attendees annually to events focusing on specific key industry topics, which have motivated and encouraged Fife entrepreneurs, business start-ups and employers to move businesses towards growth and further success.
 
The tenth annual programme of events is scheduled for the week commencing 4th November 2019, and organisers are hoping

Monday, 17 June 2019

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Fife Businesses To Benefit From Innovative Degree Programme

In a first for the region, Fife College University Hub in Dunfermline will host an innovative top-up degree programme in the autumn, run by Edinburgh Napier University with business support from the Fife Economy Partnership.
 
The BA Business and Enterprise degree programme will enable local businesses to support their workforce through personal development.
 
Pamela Stevenson, Lead Officer for Enterprise and Business Development at Fife Council Economic Development, said: “This locally delivered degree programme provides an excellent way for busine

Monday, 17 June 2019

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Dunfermline Delivers leads Clean Up Squad in High Street

On Wednesday 12 June, a clean-up squad of volunteers arrived in Dunfermline High Street to spruce up the large landscaped area in front of the bus station, otherwise known as the gap site. Lisa Edwards, BID manager and the team at Dunfermline Delivers is leading the team of nearly 30 people who will be giving the area a make-over.
 
Avant Homes donated nearly 20 staff for the whole day.

Friday, 14 June 2019

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Tips To Encourage Mental Wellbeing In The Workplace

Currently one in six workers deal with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress, according to MIND, the mental health charity.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Packaging Show Opens Doors for Fife Businesses

Fife Council Economic Development’s Trade Development Programme supports businesses to attend exhibitions and trade shows as an effective means of exploiting business opportunities to develop existing and new markets.
 
Packaging Innovations 2019 was a success for its organisers, and for the Fife businesses that attended, it also measured up.
 
The visit was supported by Fife Council Economic Development and brought together an eclectic mix of local businesses, to take part in the Learning Journey.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Small Businesses Have Big Hearts

The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) latest report has revealed the scale of which small businesses contribute to the local jobs market and community.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Strong for Fife's Future

Entrepreneurial spirit is growing in strength across Fife due to the evolving partnership between Fife College and Fife Council Economic Development.
 
A collaboration between Fife College and Fife Council Economic Development is creating a challenging pathway of initiatives that are developing students’ enterprising skills and supporting entrepreneurial growth across Fife.
 
Fife Council Economic Development’s Culture of EnterpriseTM Framework already supports enterprise skill development in primary and secondary schools and the college partnership

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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