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Searching for Inspirational Women in Family Businesses

The Family Business Top 100 Inspirational Women aims to celebrate the family business sector and those women making a difference within it, with the final report being a list of women that are recognised for their belief, drive and contribution to the sector through their family business endeavours. 

The compiled list seeks to recognise the contribution these individuals have made and celebrate their achievements, whilst at the same time helping to create a positive platform to further enhance the reputation of the sector for the contribution it makes to the UK economy.

Monday, 14 March 2016

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New Campaign to Boost Self-Employment in Fife

Business Gateway Fife, on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development, is launching a new Be Your Own Boss campaign, starting with a roadshow that will take place across Fife, throughout March.
Delivered through workshop sessions, the Be Your Own Boss initiative will assist those who are thinking about self-employment or establishing their own business, however big or small, to turn their ideas into reality.
The two-hour roadshow sessions will include:

Thursday, 03 March 2016

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Christmas Market with The Prince's Trust

Get your shopping all wrapped up with our Christmas market!

The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme, in partnership with Business Gateway Fife will be celebrating the success of young people by hosting a Christmas market on Wednesday 9 December 2015 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at The Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EH.

Join us to discover lots of Christmas gifts and ideas whilst supporting over 20 young Fife entrepreneurs selling their products.  These include:-

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Budget Measures Affecting Businesses

Are you up to date with changes that may affect your business? 

Below is a summary of some of the points highlighted in the July Budget and some further unconnected udpates which are likely to affect employers.  Full details can be found online at HMRC.

National Living Wage

Friday, 07 August 2015

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Courier Business Awards - Closing Date 3 July 2015

The Courier Business Awards are back for 2015.  Promising to build on the success of the first two events in 2013 and 2014, the Awards have grown steadily with a further 3 categories this year recognising success.  Get ready to enter your company to ensure your moment in the spotlight but remember the closing date is Friday 3 July!

The Awards take place on Friday 27 November at the Fairmont, St Andrews. 

For more information on the categories and to apply, go to

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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Acorn Bootcamp

Acorn Business Bootcamp Announced!

Are you ready to be challenged?!
If so, Acorn Business Bootcamp is for you!  This unique event, running on 25 June from 10am to 4pm at Fife College, St Brycedale Campus is designed for both students and the wider business community.

For Fife College students, the theme of this event is to give you a flavour of what running a small business is really like and to encourage you to consider launching your own start-up business!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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Resource Efficient Scotland Loan Scheme

The 2015/16 Resource Efficient Scotland Loan Scheme has opened for applications.  

Could your business take advantage of an unsecured, interest free loan from £1,000 to £100,000? 

Resource Efficient Scotland loans are funded by the Scottish Government to help businesses reduce costs through improved energy, material resource and/or water efficiency. 

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

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Fife Women in Business have announced their guests at their AGM planned for 19 May AT 6:30pm at Dunnikier House Hotel Kirkcaldy.

Monday, 04 May 2015

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The New Look Fife Business Matters Publication


New advertising rates card available for the 'new look' Fife Business Matters magazine.

If you would like to advertise your business in Fife's premier business publication, then have a look at our rates card for our excellent offers - whether it be a full, half or quarter page.  Even if you don't have a completed ad, our designer can assist to create a fresh, new advert to make your business stand out.  Discounts are available for advertising within more than one publication. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Women’s Enterprise Scotland - International Conference

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) will be hosting an exciting International Conference here in Scotland on 12/13 May 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University.

A key aim of WES is to create an environment which enables and supports more women to start up and grow their own businesses. As the first European country to establish a strategic framework and action plan, Scotland is leading the way in this vital work which is already supporting a number of new and established businesses, and also developing strategic partnerships with national business support and advice agencies.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015

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