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Experts Reveal Business Predictions for 2021

After an eventful start to 2021, which has already seen the completion of Brexit, new lockdown measures and the acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, experts from Johnston Carmichael, have revealed their top business predictions for the remainder of the year.
They speculate that climate change will come to the fore as Glasgow prepares to host COP26.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

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Buzz Home Office Solutions

James Donaldson Group Launches Buzz Home Office Solutions

The James Donaldson Group driving innovation with launch of new home office furniture business to meet growing demand
The James Donaldson Group, a leading Scottish timber and manufacturing specialist, has announced the launch of its latest business, Buzz Home Office, offering expertly crafted, made-to-measure home office and study solutions. 
Fast tracked to market from its base near Edinburgh, Buzz Home Office is a new business, developed to embrace current homeworking lifestyles that have come as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

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Fife Medical Herbalist Supports Mental Health and Food Banks with £5 Consults

A Fife medical herbalist is reaching out to people in need during lockdown by offering online mini-consultations for a minimum donation of £5 to local foodbanks. 
Keren Brynes MacLean says she isn’t able to offer in person consultations under lockdown, but she’s seen a marked rise in the need for help with mental health issues.
“Offering a 15-minute Zoom session for a minimum of donation of £5 for others in need who have to use food banks seemed like a great way to help as many people as possible during these testing times when so many are strap

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

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From Fife To Harrods – Feragaia Makes Its Debut

Feragaia (/fe-ra-guy-a/), Scotland’s first alcohol-free spirit made from land and sea botanicals, has signed a meaningful supply contract with the world-renowned department store, Harrods.

Monday, 21 December 2020

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Business Gateway Fife Festive Working Hours

Our office will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2020 and open again on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
For any Covid related business questions please go to - or  Where you will find up to date information and support for all businesses across Scotland affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Friday, 18 December 2020

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£5,000 Funding for Businesses Recruitng Apprentices

The Scottish Government have announced funding of £5,000 if employers recruit an apprentice or up skill existing employees onto a Modern Apprenticeship if they are under the age of 25.

There is an employer incentive of £3,500 to upskill employees onto a Modern Apprenticeship if they are 25 years old and over.

For existing employees, the grant can be used if employees are in a new job role in the last four months and the apprenticeship programme is a means of developing skills, knowledge and competence.

Friday, 18 December 2020

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SEPHRA Donates £5,000 to The Cottage Family Centre, Kirkcaldy.

Kirkcaldy based Sephra Europe Ltd and sister company Catering Equipment and Supplies are delighted to donate £5,000 to local charity, The Cottage Family Centre.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

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Fife Business Award Winners 2020

A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Fife Business Awards 2020!
A fabulous night was had by all who attended last Friday night's event which attracted an extremely high quality of entries.
The 2020 award winners are as follows:
Best Marketing Campaign Award - Sponsored by Semefab
  • The Buffalo Farm
Best Performing Business (with under 10 employees) - Sponsored by Ingenico Group
  • Discounted Office Suppli

Sunday, 13 December 2020

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Award Winning Haggis Takes Off to Hong Kong

Scottish artisanal business The Farmer’s Son has secured a listing with high-end supermarket, City Super, to export their award-winning Black Pudding, Haggis and White Pudding across the globe to Hong Kong.
Founded four years ago, The Farmer’s Son produces a range of Scottish meat puddings from locally sourced all-natural Scottish ingredients.

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

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Brexit Transition Checklist

Brexit Transition Checklist Launched

The UK has left the EU and the transition period will end on 31 December. As we transition to our new relationship with the EU, we all need to take action to prepare.
From 1 January 2021, there will be a series of guaranteed changes and opportunities for businesses.
Many of these changes will be required regardless of the agreement we reach with the EU on our future trade relationship, as the UK will be leaving the single market and customs union.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

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