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FBM Spring 2015

Fife Business Matters Spring Edition

The latest edition of FBM is packed with news from a number of local businesses including articles about the impact of various funding initiatives on their business, the impact of the bag levy and a round up of the Fife Business Awards.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Landmark Day for Local Training Company

The 19th March was a landmark day for Business Gateway Fife client, St Andrews Management Centre Ltd (STAMC) with the official launch of the company at the St Andrews Links Trust Morris Building.  Invited guests from local businesses and academic organisations joined with the STAMC team to celebrate two milestone achievements: the company successfully achieving Approved Centre status with both the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.  Approved centre status with the ILM allows the centre to deliver accredited management qualifications.  The

Wednesday, 08 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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Stacey Galfskiy - Best Young Business Person of the Year

Best Young Business Person Of The Year Award Goes To...

Our congratulations goes to Stacey Galfskiy of Chillilicious Farm Shop who has just scooped Best Young Business Person of the Year at the Radio Tay awards last Friday. 

Stacey's dedication has not been overlooked, having received a special commendation at the Scottish Thistle awards for Young Ambassador of the Year and becoming a finalist in the  Fife Business Awards.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Business Gateway Fife Events Programme April - Sept 2015

New Events Programme Launched

We are delighted to be launching our new events programme which is crammed full of Free workshops and seminars designed to help you develop and enhance your business.

Click here to download a copy of our events brochure or visit the events section of our website.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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The Courier Business Briefings

New and Exclusive - The Courier Business Briefings are being brought to you as an extension of the Courier Business Awards.

Launching at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews on 16 April, this event gives you the chance to engage with high profile UK business leaders and experience a business breakfast like no other, then these business briefings are for you.

Meet the man behing Clyde Blowers, Weir Pumps and Parson Peebles.  Scottish businessman, Jim McColl obe, will share his journey, which has led him to run some of the world's most successful companies. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

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Fife Farmers Market Sponsored Stall

New Fife Food and Drink Businesses Urged to Test the Market

Fife Farmers Market in conjunction with Business Gateway Fife are calling for new food and drink businesses in the region to take advantage of a free opportunity that will allow them to showcase their produce to thousands of consumers across four popular farmers markets.

A partnership established in 2013 between Fife Farmers Markets and Business Gateway Fife allows start-up Fife food businesses free use of a sponsored stand at weekly markets across Fife for a three month period.

Tom Mitchell, Chairman of Fife Farmers Market said:

Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Fife Business Award Winners 2015

Congratulations To The Fife Business Award Winners

A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Fife Business Awards 2015!

A fabulous night was had by all who attended last night's event which attracted an extremely high quality of entries.

The 2015 award winners are as follows:

Most Enterprising Start-up Company Award sponsored by Business Gateway Fife
Winner - Lobster Pod

Friday, 20 March 2015

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TV Viewing Policy Guide for Businesses

TV Licensing has created a guide to help businesses communicate their policy for watching television on their premises.

The guide on TV in the workplace, entitled ‘The policy on watching TV at this address’, can be downloaded and printed from TV Licensing’s website: to be completed and displayed. The guide can be adapted to suit any location – whether viewing is allowed or not. It is designed to clarify where, when and how staff can watch live TV at work.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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RBS Entrepreneurial Hub

RBS has today announced it is opening up its global Headquarters in Edinburgh to key Scottish business organisations and entrepreneurs to encourage entrepreneurialism and promote economic growth. The bank is transforming its former ‘executive wing’ into a centre for entrepreneurs and innovation to bring together Scotland’s enterprise ecosystem to share knowledge and expertise and encourage collaboration to support fledgling businesses.

Monday, 09 March 2015

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