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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.
 
Demand for greater and greater digital connectivity is set to accelerate in future years and full fibre connections will be able to support that demand: Online business applications and internet connected devices; cloud data storage, cyber security systems and back-ups; streamed services such as video and music; voice and video conferencing; and flexible working for employees with access to company systems.
 
If you are a small or medium siz

Sunday, 17 February 2019

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Pitreavie Delivers £1.1 million Investment for Fife Packaging Centre of Excellence

Fife based Packaging Group, Pitreavie has revealed ambitious plans for 2019 to the value of £1.1M including the creation of a new 5000 sq. ft. office complex and an additional 40,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, both at its Glenrothes head office.
 
The announcement follows a £650k investment into the business last year, as well as the acquisition of Worcester based Taylors Industrial Supplies in December 2018 and Aberdeen based Leipers Associated Packaging in January 2019.

Thursday, 07 February 2019

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VELUX appoints new managing director to lead roof window business from UK headquarters in Scotland

VELUX® Company Ltd has appointed a new managing director to lead its roof window business from its UK headquarters in Fife, Scotland. 
 
Mick Schou Rasmussen joins the company, which recently unveiled plans for a £7 million expansion at its UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes.
 
The 41-year-old brings more than 15 years’ experience of the roof window industry having worked for VELUX as Managing Director in Denmark, Russia and several Eastern European countries. 
 
Prior to moving to the UK, Mick spen

Thursday, 07 February 2019

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Can Do SCALE Summer School

3rd - 6th June 2019 | Dunblane Hydro | Scotland
 
 
Looking for the knowledge to take your business to the next level?
 
 
Specially designed for organisations with a turnover of over £250,000, Scotland Can Do SCALE is an intensive four-day business growth programme. Scotland Can Do SCALE gives you the necessary tools for increasing profit, developing long-term staffing plans, and entering new markets.

Monday, 04 February 2019

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Inspiring businesswomen to share their stories at St Andrews event

Two inspiring award-winning female entrepreneurs will share their stories and advice in the second annual St Andrews Business Club event to celebrate International Women’s Day.
 
In the event, to be held at the Old Course Hotel from 5.30pm on March 6, Angie Foreman and Kirsty Thomson will inspire attendees from all backgrounds.
 
In her 25-year career, award-winning businesswoman Angie Foreman, Programme Director & Founder of Coca-Cola 5by20 and CEO of Women’s Business Station, has worked mainly in the third sector and is mostly recognised for h

Monday, 28 January 2019

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FLINTRIVER MERGER CREATES STRONGER DIGITAL OFFERING FOR MILNATHORT BASED CREATIVE CONSULTANCY

Milnathort based digital creative agency, Flintriver, has announced a merger with Big Crayon Digital, a Kinross based agency specialising in website and branding development.
 
Headed up by web specialist Euan Brunton, one of Big Crayon’s leading clients is the prestigious Archerfield estate in East Lothian, where Big Crayon has recently completed stand alone websites for its main house, golf club, and Fletchers Cottage luxury spa.
 
Flintriver, a successful partnership of four experienced graphic designers, which has operated since 2001, has a dive

Friday, 25 January 2019

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Dunfermline Heritage Project makes a strong start

The Dunfermline Heritage Partnership has made a strong start with their plans to use the town’s heritage to aid economic regeneration as well as delivering educational, social and environmental benefits.
 
Since Dunfermline secured funding of £288,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Places Award in January 2018, significant progress has been made in setting up the three-year heritage project. In May 2018, the DHP recruited and appointed Grant Williams, Project Manager and Hayley Muir, Project Officer to deliver the programme of activities.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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How to use research for innovation and business growth

People doing business in North-East Fife can learn how to use research to drive innovation and business growth at St Andrews Business Club’s next event on February 13.
 
In the joint event with Business Gateway Fife, to be held at the Old Course Hotel from 5.30pm, business people will hear from Dr Lorna Howarth of KTN and Paul Kyle of CIK Solutions.
 
Dr Howarth is the Knowledge Transfer Advisor for Fife & Tayside for Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

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PARTNERSHIP APPOINTS NEW CHAIR

The Fife Economy Partnership announces the appointment of Michael Longstaffe as its new chair.
 
Chief Executive Officer at Smith Anderson - the UK’s leading manufacturer of paper bags, based in Kirkcaldy - Michael was previously chair of the Partnership’s Trade Development Group and is a longstanding director of the Fife Chamber of Commerce.
 
Michael will be assisted by Ian Palmer, Managing Director of John Fergus & Co Ltd, who was elected the partnership’s Vice-Chair. 
 
The appointments were made at the FEP Executive Grou

Thursday, 10 January 2019

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£16M TAX SAVINGS SECURED FOR EQ CLIENTS

Leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP have claimed over £16M of Research and Development tax credits for clients, ranging from a soft fruit grower and dental implants company to a manufacturer of bespoke automation systems tailored to a wide range of industries.
The firm, which has offices in Dundee, Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, has recently secured its 300th claim for R&D Tax credits which can potentially apply to any companies developing or creating new products, innovations or processes. 
Managed by a specialist team of seve

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

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