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Cyber Threat Warning to Fife businesses as Global Ransomware Attacks Double in the First Half of 2021

Cyber security experts in Fife are warning small businesses and charities to be extra vigilant after a surge in ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021.

Alba Digital Solutions is urging SMEs to take extra steps to protect against network vulnerabilities following the publication of a new report revealing global ransomware attacks hit a record 305 million in the first six months of this year.

The figure exceeds that of 2020, which recorded 305 million attempted attacks for the whole year, in its entirety. 

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

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Off Road Motorbike Training

Ride Off Road Scotland Gets Into Gear

Fife businessman, Kevin Murray, is taking his motorcycle training business to the next level by expanding his team to meet a steady rise in demand with a unique offering in the Scottish market.  With a fleet of user-friendly trail bikes, he is delivering off road training to complete novices and championship contenders alike, with clients ranging from aged three to 77, so far.
 
The Ride Off Road Scotland business was launched in December 2019 and through securing various training venues and accommodation, Kevin can offer a variety of packages ranging from taster sessi

Friday, 06 August 2021

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Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration Programme

Inverkeithing businesses can access free business development support, grants advice and training as part of the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration programme. For a free consultation, please email:

inverkeithing@thesocialeconomy.co.uk

Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration is a five-year, heritage-led regeneration programme in Inverkeithing, 2019 - 2024

Wednesday, 04 August 2021

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CR Smith Apprenticeship

CR Smith And Fife College Create Fast Track Programme For People Seeking A Trade

CR Smith and Fife College have joined forces to create a brand new, fast-track training scheme for would-be joiners to help address the growing demand for trade skills.
 
The programme is open to anyone aged 19 and above, who will be supported through a 10-month course in Carpentry and Joinery.

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

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Expansion of Workplace Asymptomatic Testing

Twice-weekly use of rapid LFD tests are an important way to detect infections in people who remain feeling well, allowing rapid isolation and contact tracing actions to minimise risk to colleagues and members of the community.

There are several options available for workplace testing.

For workplaces with 10 or fewer staff: staff may individually request kits to be delivered directly to their home for use at home. Kits can be ordered for free via the links on:

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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Scottish Engineering appointed as new project lead for the Forth and Tay Offshore Cluster

Scottish Engineering is delighted to have been awarded the position of project manager for the Forth and Tay Offshore (FTO) cluster, promoting and supporting the growth of the offshore wind supply chain on the East of Scotland.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

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Peaceful Pandas Michelle Mair

Pandas Creating Bright Futures

Fife Business woman, Michelle Mair, is creating a brighter future for children, parents and schools through her innovative mental health support businesses.
 
Michelle is the creator and founder of Peaceful Pandas, a totally unique programme which teaches young children how to practice mindfulness and positive wellbeing strategies through story books, online activities and a school or home resource kit.
 
Peaceful Pandas runs alongside sister company ‘The Child Whisperer’, a popular platform which has evolved from Michelle’s successful ‘Bright Futur

Monday, 05 July 2021

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Tayport Distillery Gin

Tayport Distillery’s Scots Pine Gin Wins Silver At The IWSC Awards

Tayport Distillery releases the first Scots Pine Gin and it receives great praise at the International Wine and Spirits Council gaining a Silver Award. Tayport Distillery’s Scots Pine Gin is their second gin expression offering gin drinkers a spiced alternative to their award-winning Wild Rose Gin.

Thursday, 01 July 2021

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Meet The Buyer

Fife Businesses Log on in Force to Meet the Buyer Event

Fife businesses logged on in force for this year’s Supplier Development Programme Meet the Buyer event, which took place online for the first time.
 
822 suppliers and 1,161 attendees increased their knowledge of what buyers in the Public Sector are looking for, with almost 300 attendees participating in the “How to do business with Fife and Tayside” session.  
 
With other sessions and exhibition meetings held during the day, business owners and managers were able to engage directly with Fife Council procurement officers and introduce and discuss t

Thursday, 24 June 2021

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Fife web development consultancy Horisk to create ESES City Region Deal Community Benefits portal

A new portal developed by Fife web consultancy Horisk Leslie Development will enable good causes and communities serving 1.3 million people across the six local authority areas of Fife, Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders to directly make community benefit requests of support from suppliers delivering projects under the £1.3bn Edinburgh and South East Scotland (ESES) City Region Deal City Deal.
 
‘Community Benefits’ are the method by which local communities and good causes can receive additional social value from developments.
 
Traditionally this

Monday, 21 June 2021

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