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Taste of Fife Exhibition

Fife Food & Drink Businesses Look Forward To Revival Of Face-To-Face Exhibitions & Events

InvestFife, home to Fife Council Economic Development’s range of business support services, is gearing up ready for a busy 2022 of exhibitions and events, as it assists businesses to market their goods and services, and to raise their company profiles, following a prolonged period of virtual events. 
A bespoke ‘Tastes of Fife’ area has been secured by InvestFife, at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2022, and key businesses from Fife’s food and drink supply sector are keen to participate.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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MRS Training

MRS Training & Rescue Invests In New Fife Facility

A brand-new purpose-built training facility has been launched in Inverkeithing, Fife by MRS Training & Rescue.  The indoor training centre will complement the company’s existing Fife site at Crossgates to deliver an ultra-realistic practical training environment.
The six figures investment sees the company expand its presence in Fife (and Scotland), which has been a prominent employer in the region for over a century.
The new state-of-the-art facility has been specifically designed to support the safety and welfare of businesses in the regio

Friday, 28 May 2021

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Key Achievements

Business Gateway Fife Key Achievements for 2020/21

THE Board of Business Gateway Fife has been presented with the 20/21 figures for the delivery of its core activities in a pandemic year where businesses have faced the most challenging, testing and uncertain times.
During the year, a massive £72.2 million of Scottish Government COVID funding was processed and administered by the Business Gateway Fife and Fife Council Economic Development teams with 7,116 applications received. 
Business Gateway Fife was able to support 519 new business start-ups with a £19.9 million projected turnover, creating

Thursday, 27 May 2021

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Sean Brown Plumbing

A Plumb Job Reaps National Award Nomination

Fife business, Sean Brown Plumbing and Heating Limited has been shortlisted for the new showroom of the year category in the Kitchen Bedroom and Bathroom Design and Retail Awards 2021.
The nomination comes as a welcome surprise as the new showroom, Brown & Co Bathrooms, and located in Mitchelston Industrial Estate in Kirkcaldy, only opened in September last year.
A client of Business Gateway Fife, Sean has been in business for 18 years and is the only Scottish showroom in the category with its competition all hailing from south of the border

Thursday, 27 May 2021

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New Apprenticeship Resource Packs for Employers

With young people disproportionately affected by the impact of the pandemic and fewer employers developing their workforce through apprenticeships, it has never been more important to provide the right support at the right time.  

Apprenticeships directly support the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, providing thousands of opportunities every year. By supporting employers, Skills Development Scotland is helping create more opportunities for young people.  

Thursday, 27 May 2021

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Foodmek celebrates 50 years with growth plan success

Fife bespoke engineering company Foodmek is today [May 18] celebrating both its 50th birthday and the continued success of its ambitious Scottish Enterprise-backed growth plan.

Thanks to the quality of the products and service delivered by its highly-skilled, dedicated workforce, the Tayport firm which designs, makes and installs engineering solutions for the food, drink, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals industries is enjoying a renaissance since its growth plan received the first tranche of £0.5m Scottish Loan Scheme funding from Scottish Enterprise in November 2019.

Monday, 17 May 2021

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Scottish Care’s new Fife-based utilities Preferred Supplier to accelerate members’ financial recovery through better energy deals

Focus Business Consultancy, the Fife-based new Preferred Supplier for utilities for members of Scottish Care, is looking forward to using its jargon-free consultative approach to help them accelerate their financial recovery from a particularly tough 15 months through better utility bill savings.
Scottish Care is the membership-based representative body for independent private and voluntary sector social care services in Scotland and represents more than 400 organisations delivering almost 1,000 individual services including residential care, nursing care, day care,

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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Sidon Waters Integrotm

Sidon Water Scales Up Production

FIFE-based Sidon Water has the specialist technology to help eliminate many of the difficult and costly problems caused by scale and corrosion to commercial businesses, including agriculture and hospitality industries. A trial with a large hotel chain has proved just that, as has working with a Kent-based fruit farmer - the technology has saved it five per cent of its yield, which it was losing annually. In addition, the Integro™ has been trialled and vetted by LTC Worldwide, a specialist consultancy for the laundry services industry, creating a massive opportunity.

Monday, 10 May 2021

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InvestFife Business Barometer


Fife businesses are feeling optimistic about the future as lockdown restrictions ease, according to findings from a business survey conducted by Invest Fife.

The outlook for economic growth is upbeat, as 65 per cent of the 385 Fife-based businesses that participated in the online survey in April, reported feeling positive about the future, and 60 per cent are confident of sustainability, with just 7 per cent reporting a ‘severe risk’.

Monday, 10 May 2021

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Wellbeing Radio Fife

All’s Well at Wellbeing Radio

FIFE’S latest new radio station is going from strength to strength after a testing first year of operation while working through a major pandemic.
The brainchild of Scott Hutchison-McDade, Wellbeing Radio has flourished into an all-round hub of positivity with around 25 presenters working with Scott, talking about a wide range of specialist subjects, and having conversations for positive change. 
Based at Flexspace in Mitchelston, Kirkcaldy, he now operates the radio station there as well as the new Centre for Positive Change, featuring a yoga &

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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