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Snooker Referee Pots Business Success

Dunfermline woman, Michaela Tabb is not only the world’s first female snooker referee but is a very talented businesswoman too. As the owner of family-run business, Blackball Tables, she is a major distributor of pool tables and accessories.

The company was established in July 2018 and has since expanded to serve multiple segments in the market both in the UK and abroad, including New Zealand. With an increased mixture of direct customers, corporate and trade clients, Michaela sought assistance from Business Gateway Fife to help formulate a growth strategy for the business.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 7-11 March 2022

Scottish Apprenticeships are playing an essential role in Scotland's economic revival. We have an exciting programme of webinars throughout Scottish Apprenticeship week. Please click here for more details


Tuesday, 01 March 2022

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Increasing Diversity in Manufacturing Project

Funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council, Equate Scotland, the Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE), and The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) are partnering to deliver the Increasing Diversity in Manufacturing project.
The Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) aims to tackle the impacts that Covid-19 and Brexit have had, particularly on those who are aged 25 and over, unemployed, facing redundancy, under the MRP.

Friday, 25 February 2022

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Modern Standard Coffee

Glenrothes Coffee Roaster Modern Standard now available in Tesco stores across the UK

Modern Standard, a speciality coffee roastery, has secured a trial selling their Momentum Espresso, Colombia Aromas del Sur, Ethiopia Konga Cooperative, Guatemala Finca San Antonio and Brazil Santa Lucia in Tesco stores across the UK for the first time.
The speciality coffee businesses are being stocked in 64 stores between now and June. Modern Standard was founded by Lynsey Harley in 2015 and is one of the few female-founded and run coffee businesses in the UK.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

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Bowhouse Fife

Exciting New Production Unit Opportunity at Bowhouse

Bowhouse, the Fife centre for food production and development, is on the hunt for three food and drink businesses to join their network of producers in three newly renovated units.

The three units are part of a transformation of the courtyard space at Bowhouse and can be used for small-scale retail and production of local food and drink. New producers will join an existing community of makers transforming local ingredients including a flour mill, brewery and butchery.

Thursday, 17 February 2022

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Are you a Food and Drink business operating in Fife?

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

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Edinburgh Airport Community Fund To Return £100,000 For Local Communities

Edinburgh Airport will make £100,000 available for local community groups and charities as it reintroduces its Community Fund.

The funding will be available throughout 2022 and ensures local communities benefit from the airport’s activities and hoped recovery.

Applications will be considered from groups across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk that are impacted by our operations, with a cap of £7000 on applications.

Thursday, 03 February 2022

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Beehive Crail

The Beehive’s New Owners Creating A Buzz

A long-established general store in the East Neuk village of Crail has been totally transformed by new owners Joanne and Iain Stewart and given a new lease of life as an eco-friendly café and gift shop, offering visitors local arts and crafts along with speciality coffee, light lunches and home baking and locally produced ice cream.
Originally from county Durham, Joanne came for a weekend to Scotland 31 years ago and stayed and then met and married Iain.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

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Developing a Digital Economy Skills Action Plan

Digital skills are essential skills for the Scottish economy and for employers operating in it. It is crucial that employers can access the range digital skills that they need.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is working with ekosgen to develop a Digital Economy Skills Action Plan (DESAP).

Recognising that the need for digital skills cuts across all sectors, the DESAP will take a whole economy approach, examining commonality in the digital economy skills requirements across sectors.

Monday, 24 January 2022

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Scottish EDGE Round 19 is currently open for applications and the application window will remain open until 2pm on Tuesday 15th February 2022.  With awards of up to £100,000 on offer this could be transformational for any early-stage Scottish business. 
Watch the launch video now

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

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