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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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Stationery Firm Eyes New Markets

Growing the family business by entering new markets is the aim of two brothers who recently took over the reins to their Fife-based family firm set up by their father 26 years ago. Roger and Chris Hunt will add a packaging division and launch an updated website with e-commerce capabilities in April to help cement Dalgety Bay-based Discounted Office Supplies reputation as a responsive and adaptable company.

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The Accolades Keep Coming for Jannettas

THE accolades keep on coming for Jannettas Gelateria having scooped The Courier Retail Business of the Year award along with the 2014 Golden Cone award. Jannettas’ owners, Owen and Nicola Hazel, were also finalists in The Courier’s Family Business of the Year category.

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Success is Sew Up for Cupar Textiles Business

A fledgling Fife textiles business is already supplying its products to over 30 retailers in some of Scotland’s most popular tourism destinations, including Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. 
Clare O’Neill, of Clare O’Neill Textiles, produces bags, accessories, home wares and children’s clothes, using iconic Harris Tweed fabric.

Business Gateway Fife has been on hand to support Clare as she grows her venture, which is based in a picturesque studio on a local farm, she said:

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Fife Business Makes a Healthy Start

With a host of professional qualifications and 11 years’ experience working as a physio in the NHS, Vicky Oshagbemi knew the time was right to start her own business.

Launched in January, with support from Business Gateway Fife, Dunfermline based Connected Physio ( has made a great start with string of clients looking to Vicky for everything from deep tissue massage, spinal mobilisation, acupuncture and myfoscial release to muscle energy techniques and post-operative rehabilitation.

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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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Vollood Hairdressing Salon Craig Hutchison

Dunfermline salon aims to be a cut above the rest

Following 10 years working in salons both at home and abroad, hairdresser, Craig Hutchison, knew that the time was right to open his own business.

Launched in late 2014, with support from Business Gateway Fife, Dunfermline based, Vollood Hairdressing ( offers customers a range of styling services and exclusive Aveda products, from tailor made premises in Bridge Street.

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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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Todd Fisheries Technology


A Fife business plans to make waves in the seafood industry with its innovative shellfish transportation system.             

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Willow and Plum

The sky's the limit for Fife skincare venture

Cabin air tends to play havoc with the skin – particularly if, like Lesley Reid, you’re a long-haul flight attendant jetting all over the world.

Tired of her permanently dry complexion, Lesley began producing 100% natural skincare products in her spare time and friends were so impressed that she launched new venture, Willow and Plum ( with support from Business Gateway Fife.

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