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New Town Centre Business Support Fund Launched

Business Gateway Fife is delighted to be able to offer valuable support funds for town centre businesses as Fife Council continues its efforts to revitalise its key towns.
With no fewer than 3 funding packages available to eligible businesses, Business Gateway Fife is urging companies, individuals and landlords to discuss potential projects.

See which packages could benefit you below...


Vacant Property Improvement Grant

Thursday, 28 November 2013

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Business Gateway Fife (BGF) has opened a hub office in Cupar supporting our operations across Fife.

From our new hub, BGF have already advised our first client – East Neuk Glass. The bespoke stained glass design business was seeking Create in Fife funding to help with the purchase of equipment, including a kiln. 

The Create in Fife Fund provides financial support (50% contribution up to a maximum of £1,500) to creative businesses on a range of projects as well as help with the purchase of capital equipment.

Keny Drew of East Neuk Glass said:

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

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St Andrews Chef Scott Davies now in semi-finals of MasterChef: The professionals

Talented, famous and everything going for him. Find out more on the St Andrews Chef Scott Davies who is now on the national television show – MaterChef: The Professionals.      

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Further £1M for East of Scotland Investment Fund


A further 25 businesses are to benefit from a £1m extension to the East Scotland Investment Fund (ESIF) by March 2015.  ESIF, launched as a £5m investment fund in 2011, has already assisted more than 60 companies and safeguarded or created around 1000 jobs.

Led by Fife Council, the latest extension has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund to support the creation of new jobs and new market opportunities for small to medium sized companies.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Shell Springboard: Win up to £40,000 for the Uk's next big low carbon idea

The search is on for the UK’s next big low-carbon business idea

Small businesses continue to provide some of technology’s biggest innovations.

And, since its inception nine years ago, the Shell Springboard programme has discovered some truly inspiring ideas in low-carbon enterprise.

This year’s programme is now open – and the UK’s brightest low-carbon entrepreneurs have less than two months to stake their claim for an award.

Sunday, 03 November 2013

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Fife council has launched a new initiative to support youth enterprise and employability, by providing access to key information which can help pupils and school leavers discover the right career path and gain the right enterprise skills they require to get into work.    The campaign, entitled “Your Future’s Unlimited – Just Go For It,” was unveiled yesterday (Tuesday 1st October) by Kenneth Greer, Fife Council’s Executive Director for Education, at an event at the new Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes.

Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Business Gateway Fife Have Moved

Business Gateway Fife have moved to the following location:

Saltire House

Pentland Park



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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Fife Businesses Urged To Claim Thousands in Tax Credits

Fife business owners were urged to claims thousands of pounds rightfully owed to them through the governments Research and Development tax credit scheme at a seminar hosted by Business Gateway Fife last week.


 At the seminar, Brian Williamson from Jumpstart, one of the UK’s leading experts in the scheme, shared their experience and gave an insight into how many businesses are taking full advantage and are able to claim back thousands of pounds.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

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Free Office Space and Business Support for Fledgling Companies

Liberty Business Centres has launched their Acorn Enterprise Initiative to help businesses under 12 months old get off the ground with an incredible package which includes 18 weeks free rent plus free entrepreneurial events to provide real practical advice.

The initiative is part of their campaign to improve the survival rates of start-ups in Fife by providing a supportive environment where businesses can grow and learn together for a period of 18 weeks free of charge.

Monday, 05 August 2013

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Discover How You Could Pay Up to 56% Less Corporation Tax

The UK Government's new Patent Box scheme means that  from April 2013, businesses operating in the UK will pay up to 56 % less corporation tax on eligible profits arising from patents.

That's a great incentive for companies like yours to commercialise existing patents and continue to develop innovative patents.

 Combined with our highly skilled workforce, world-class research facilities and strong academic sector, Patent Box will help Fife-based companies to grow and achieve their full potential.

Monday, 05 August 2013

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