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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

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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

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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.

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Cutting Edge Composite Test Facility for Babcock Rosyth

A £2.4 million state-of-the-art engineering composite test centre is being developed in Rosyth, as part of a new industrial partnership between Babcock International and the University of Edinburgh.
 
Babcock is the principal engineering designer of the FASTBLADE facility, which will be based at its Rosyth facility, and forms part of the Group’s wider plans around innovation, technology and composite research in the area.
 
This is the first test facility of its kind in the world and will speed the development of materials and structures for a varie

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Hypnotherapy Centre for Children Has Plans for Growth

A not-for-profit business aimed specifically at helping young people from low income families suffering from mental health issues, is focused on expansion.
 
Ann Varney, who launched The Children’s Meditation Hypnotherapy Centre (CMH Centre) in Kirkcaldy last year, believes that there is an epidemic on the horizon, as more and more young people are suffering from anxiety.
 
The CMH Centre aims to empower children and their families to develop effective approaches to help them overcome mental health issues by offering low cost one- to-one sessions, w

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Employee Ownership for GS Brown

Ladybank-based engineering firm, GS Brown Limited, has safeguarded its future by moving into employee ownership.
 
In a move that secures the business in its Fife location, owners Des and Mike Brown transferred the majority of the company’s shareholding to a Trust for the benefit of the company’s 27 employees.
 
70 per cent of the shareholding will be held in an Employee Ownership Trust, with the family retaining 30 per cent, demonstrating the Brown family’s ongoing commitment to the business.
 
The move was part of the successio

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Hardies Builds On 100 Years of Success

Leading surveying firm, Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, which has offices in Dunfermline and St Andrews amongst its ten offices across Scotland, has seen further growth in its business.
 
Danny McArthur, a Partner at Hardies, said: “We are ahead of our ambitious target for our growth plans as we push forward to become Scotland’s leading surveying practice. “Our investment in new technology means that our offices are now entirely paperless and our specialist surveying systems mean we can all work together as one big team.

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Significant Growth Reported By Fife Accountancy Firm

EQ Accountants LLP is celebrating significant growth, almost 95 per cent in just five years.
 
The firm, which has offices in Cupar and Glenrothes, is reporting an increase in turnover to £7.5M, compared to £3.8M in 2014.

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Knockhill Drives Automotive Sector Bookings

Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre, has received significant international bookings from major automotive manufacturers.
 
Knockhill has long been established as a proven venue for vehicle launches, press days and a venue for all the automotive sector to use for events in Scotland.
 
Highlights include hosting Subaru’s world launch of a new model in the mid-1990s with guests being flown in from all around the world; as well as welcoming Porsche to celebrate the one millionth Porsche 911, with all of its 911 museum cars b

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Optos' Mission To Save Eye Sight Is Recognised

Optos, a Dunfermline-based company that specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced retinal imaging technology, has been recognised for its innovation with a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
 
It scooped the coveted accolade for the design of its California device, which was developed and manufactured in Fife.
 
This is the third time Optos, which has sold more than 15,000 of its ultra-wide field imaging devices to eyecare professionals worldwide, has been awarded a Queen’s Award, having previously won for Enterprise in International Tra

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