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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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Little Herb Farm

Deals Help Artisan Producer Distil Success Nationwide

An artisan food producer has seen its turnover soar by nearly £200k after securing a distribution deal with The Cress Company, shelf space in Selfridges, and a national listing with Dobbies Food Halls.

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Scotcomms Technology Group (STG)


Scotcomms Technology Group (STG) is one of the UK’s leading transaction system companies, which through its principal brand product, TeamCard, delivers access management solutions to stadia and events across the UK. 

Much of its business to date has come through recommendations, but the decision to grow and diversify into event management, has brought about the need to implement a detailed marketing and PR strategy. 

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Acing Innovation

Ace Aquatec, a leading company in acoustic systems for marine and aquaculture application and electric stunning systems for fish farms, has achieved a 50 per cent year on year growth in turnover since 2012. Next year it’s on track to turnover approximately £1.5 million, whilst in employee numbers, it is considered a small business.

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A Fife business which specialises in the supply of custom moulded and filtered hearing protection has signed an exclusive deal with a leading chain of opticians.

CluisTROM will now supply Black & Lizars Optometrists’ 21 stores with exclusive hearing aids, Bluetooth hearing aid glasses and custom hearing protection products.

The company, which has been helped by Business Gateway Fife, now adds the leading optometrists to its illustrious list of clients that include: Haribo, the Ministry of Defence, Scottish Power, General Electric, Siemens and BAE Systems.

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