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New Apprenticeship Resource Packs for Employers

With young people disproportionately affected by the impact of the pandemic and fewer employers developing their workforce through apprenticeships, it has never been more important to provide the right support at the right time.  

Apprenticeships directly support the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, providing thousands of opportunities every year. By supporting employers, Skills Development Scotland is helping create more opportunities for young people.  

Thursday, 27 May 2021

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Foodmek celebrates 50 years with growth plan success

Fife bespoke engineering company Foodmek is today [May 18] celebrating both its 50th birthday and the continued success of its ambitious Scottish Enterprise-backed growth plan.

Thanks to the quality of the products and service delivered by its highly-skilled, dedicated workforce, the Tayport firm which designs, makes and installs engineering solutions for the food, drink, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals industries is enjoying a renaissance since its growth plan received the first tranche of £0.5m Scottish Loan Scheme funding from Scottish Enterprise in November 2019.

Monday, 17 May 2021

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Scottish Care’s new Fife-based utilities Preferred Supplier to accelerate members’ financial recovery through better energy deals

Focus Business Consultancy, the Fife-based new Preferred Supplier for utilities for members of Scottish Care, is looking forward to using its jargon-free consultative approach to help them accelerate their financial recovery from a particularly tough 15 months through better utility bill savings.
 
Scottish Care is the membership-based representative body for independent private and voluntary sector social care services in Scotland and represents more than 400 organisations delivering almost 1,000 individual services including residential care, nursing care, day care,

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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Sidon Waters Integrotm

Sidon Water Scales Up Production

FIFE-based Sidon Water has the specialist technology to help eliminate many of the difficult and costly problems caused by scale and corrosion to commercial businesses, including agriculture and hospitality industries. A trial with a large hotel chain has proved just that, as has working with a Kent-based fruit farmer - the technology has saved it five per cent of its yield, which it was losing annually. In addition, the Integro™ has been trialled and vetted by LTC Worldwide, a specialist consultancy for the laundry services industry, creating a massive opportunity.

Monday, 10 May 2021

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InvestFife Business Barometer

INVEST FIFE RESEARCH REVEALS POSITIVITY AND OPTIMISM AMONGST FIFE BUSINESSES

Fife businesses are feeling optimistic about the future as lockdown restrictions ease, according to findings from a business survey conducted by Invest Fife.

The outlook for economic growth is upbeat, as 65 per cent of the 385 Fife-based businesses that participated in the online survey in April, reported feeling positive about the future, and 60 per cent are confident of sustainability, with just 7 per cent reporting a ‘severe risk’.

Monday, 10 May 2021

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Wellbeing Radio Fife

All’s Well at Wellbeing Radio

FIFE’S latest new radio station is going from strength to strength after a testing first year of operation while working through a major pandemic.
 
The brainchild of Scott Hutchison-McDade, Wellbeing Radio has flourished into an all-round hub of positivity with around 25 presenters working with Scott, talking about a wide range of specialist subjects, and having conversations for positive change. 
 
Based at Flexspace in Mitchelston, Kirkcaldy, he now operates the radio station there as well as the new Centre for Positive Change, featuring a yoga &

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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The Farmer’s Son Black Pudding Given A Stamp of Approval At Scottish Retail Awards

Auchtertool based  Black Pudding and Haggis producer The Farmer’s Son has earned a prestigious award at the inaugural Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards for their handcrafted Black Pudding.

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

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VIRTUAL FOOD FAIR

VIRTUAL FOOD FAIR BRINGS OPTIMISM TO FIFE BUSINESSES

Several Fife-based businesses, which signed up to participate in Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, hosted virtually over the course of 2021, have reported favourable enquiries, with one business confirming a new supply contract, bringing a feeling of optimism to Fife’s food and drink sector. 

 

Of the five Fife businesses participating in the online show, Rumburra, Pittenween Preserves, BplasticFree and Feragaia, have all had positive experiences of exhibiting virtually, which has included video presentations, live Q&As and online appointments. 

 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

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Fife Businesses Secure IEE Funding Support

A number of Fife businesses have been successful in securing funding under the IEE Employer Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to support micro businesses secure funding to assist their business to trade safely under new government guidelines, maintain employment, prevent redundancy or allow staff to work from home efficiently.

The fund can be used to purchase equipment, software or support deemed necessary to trade legally and that will support the retention of employees and contracts of employment.

The following Fife businesses have secured the funding.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

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Free Workforce Mental Health Webinar for Fife Businesses

Headtorch are hosting their 1hour, virtual webinar ‘Get the Big Picture’ exclusively for Fife Workplace Team contacts on the 24th March 09:30 – 10:30 and the following topics will be explored: 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

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