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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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Two Fife Sites Shortlisted for Heathrow Logistics Hubs

Heathrow has unveiled a shortlist of 18 sites, including two Fife-based sites, which are in the running to help deliver the airport’s expansion plans.
 
Two sites in Rosyth have made the shortlist for the Heathrow expansion logistics hubs.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Manufacturing & Engineering Annual Investment Allowance

Fife’s manufacturing and engineering businesses are being inspired to take advantage of an increase of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA).
 
The encouragement from Fife Council Economic Development comes following a survey, which highlighted that manufacturing and engineering businesses aren’t planning to take advantage of the increase, which enables faster tax relief for plant machinery investments between £200,000 and £1 million.
 
The survey, undertaken by the Manufacturing Technologies Association and Close Brothers Asset Finance, found that

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Fife Bakery Rises In Size & Strength

Innovation is at the heart of family-run business, Stephens Bakery. It has never in its 146-year history, rested on its laurels.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Food & Drink Sector To Grow In Fife

Fife Council has approved a new Food and Drink Action Plan that is set to boost the sector in Fife.
 
A new Action Plan has been approved by Fife Council, designed to support and develop Fife’s food and drink businesses over the coming years, and to boost growth locally, nationally and internationally.
 
The funding follows a recent study undertaken by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, which revealed that the food and drink sector has a major impact on the health of other sectors, such as manufacturing, retail and tourism, and is a significa

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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Smith Anderson 'Bags' Future in Fife

A 44-year partnership between a global food service restaurant chain and a local paper bag manufacturer is set to continue after a major three-year deal is agreed.
 
Smith Anderson, which produces sixty million paper bags every week, has signed a significant three-year deal with foodservice restaurant, McDonald’s; a continuation of a prolific 44-year-long relationship.
 
The partnership has brought sustained organic growth to the Kirkcaldy-based business over the years, with Smith Anderson’s total turnover from McDonald’s European restaurants now at

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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An Abundance of Awards

It has been an amazing few months for businesses in Fife, with a huge number recognised for innovation, best in class, and for offering first-class service.
 
The Fife Business Awards was a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the best in Fife.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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