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Robert and Jane Prentice of Stagison, Quality Scottish Venison

Business Leaps Forward Following Major Investment

Just 12 months after completing a £360k investment programme, Downfield Farm has launched its own product range, secured orders from Italy, and is now set to process goat for the first time. 
Operated by Robert and Jane Prentice, who have been helped by Business Gateway Fife, the Cupar-based farm and abattoir has processed over 143 tonnes of venison since opening its new butchery and game handling facilities in autumn last year. 
The expansion of Scotland’s first venison abattoir not only created three full-time jobs, it allowed the husband and

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A Dunfermline dentist has invested £650k to create a state-of-the art dental practice that opened on Wednesday, June 8th.

Stephanie Kerk and her husband, Peter Robertson, who have accessed support from Business Gateway Fife, worked with a dental architect in Germany to design The Linden Tree Dental Lounge at 3 George Square, Castle Brae.

The business, which is named after a tree that symbolises community, health and longevity, has created four jobs and offers cutting-edge dental solutions, including alternative techniques pioneered in Stephanie’s home country, Germany.

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John Gilfillan Funeral Directors

Starting up in business can be daunting and knowing who to ask for business support and advice can be a minefield.  But for new business start-ups with high growth potential, Business Gateway Fife can help them realise their dreams.

John Gilfillan has worked in the funeral trade for the past 20 years and it was in May 2015 that he took the plunge to open his own business, John Gilfillan Funeral Directors. After investing his own money to convert 27 Bank Street, Lochgelly into a modern, tranquil funeral home he turned to Business Gateway Fife for support and advice.

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A new invention, thought up by a Fife businessman, is set to revolutionise the way chip shops, restaurants and food processors stop their waste going down the drain – and at the same time help them avoid hefty fines.

Malcolm Wood, of Ballingry-based fruit and vegetable wholesaler Ivan Wood & Sons, believes his Eco Peel Tech filtration system will help any business that puts fruit or vegetable peel down the drain meet strict new Government legislation coming into effect in Scotland next year.

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Lindores Abbey Proposal

Lindores Abbey Distillery - One Step Closer To Fruition

Business Gateway Fife has enabled Drew McKenzie Smith’s dream of bringing a distillery back to Lindores Abbey, move one step forward to becoming a reality with a unique package of business support and advice.

Drew’s plan to convert the steadings at Lindores Abbey into a distillery was recently presented at a public consultation meeting where he also outlined his plans for the business.

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ARRO Lighting and Events    Aaron Andrews/Ross Syme


With a portfolio of high profile clients, a finalist nomination in the Fife Business Awards, and plans to grow the business, there is no doubt specialist lighting company, ARRO Lighting and Events, is a shining star in the Fife business community.

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Nicola Brooksbank The Painted Teapot


A Kirkcaldy business has managed to create something parents have often thought impossible - a place where they can relax while the kids are kept entertained!

Opened last October by Nicola Brooksbank, after she gained help from Business Gateway Fife and funding from Fife Council’s Town Centre Business Support Fund in the form of a Business Improvement Grant, The Painted Teapot has quickly become a haven for local parents and a must visit for their kids.

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