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Further £1M for East of Scotland Investment Fund


A further 25 businesses are to benefit from a £1m extension to the East Scotland Investment Fund (ESIF) by March 2015.  ESIF, launched as a £5m investment fund in 2011, has already assisted more than 60 companies and safeguarded or created around 1000 jobs.

Led by Fife Council, the latest extension has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund to support the creation of new jobs and new market opportunities for small to medium sized companies.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Shell Springboard: Win up to £40,000 for the Uk's next big low carbon idea

The search is on for the UK’s next big low-carbon business idea

Small businesses continue to provide some of technology’s biggest innovations.

And, since its inception nine years ago, the Shell Springboard programme has discovered some truly inspiring ideas in low-carbon enterprise.

This year’s programme is now open – and the UK’s brightest low-carbon entrepreneurs have less than two months to stake their claim for an award.

Sunday, 03 November 2013

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Fife council has launched a new initiative to support youth enterprise and employability, by providing access to key information which can help pupils and school leavers discover the right career path and gain the right enterprise skills they require to get into work.    The campaign, entitled “Your Future’s Unlimited – Just Go For It,” was unveiled yesterday (Tuesday 1st October) by Kenneth Greer, Fife Council’s Executive Director for Education, at an event at the new Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes.

Thursday, 03 October 2013

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Business Gateway Fife Have Moved

Business Gateway Fife have moved to the following location:

Saltire House

Pentland Park



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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Fife Businesses Urged To Claim Thousands in Tax Credits

Fife business owners were urged to claims thousands of pounds rightfully owed to them through the governments Research and Development tax credit scheme at a seminar hosted by Business Gateway Fife last week.


 At the seminar, Brian Williamson from Jumpstart, one of the UK’s leading experts in the scheme, shared their experience and gave an insight into how many businesses are taking full advantage and are able to claim back thousands of pounds.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

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Free Office Space and Business Support for Fledgling Companies

Liberty Business Centres has launched their Acorn Enterprise Initiative to help businesses under 12 months old get off the ground with an incredible package which includes 18 weeks free rent plus free entrepreneurial events to provide real practical advice.

The initiative is part of their campaign to improve the survival rates of start-ups in Fife by providing a supportive environment where businesses can grow and learn together for a period of 18 weeks free of charge.

Monday, 05 August 2013

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Discover How You Could Pay Up to 56% Less Corporation Tax

The UK Government's new Patent Box scheme means that  from April 2013, businesses operating in the UK will pay up to 56 % less corporation tax on eligible profits arising from patents.

That's a great incentive for companies like yours to commercialise existing patents and continue to develop innovative patents.

 Combined with our highly skilled workforce, world-class research facilities and strong academic sector, Patent Box will help Fife-based companies to grow and achieve their full potential.

Monday, 05 August 2013

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Doorstep Bakery Claims First Business Gateway Stall at Farmers Market

DOORSTEP-BAKERY-4Doorstep Bakery, a unique community owned business operated mostly by volunteers, has become the first company to take advantage of the stall sponsored by Business Gateway Fife at the Fife Farmers Market.

The company is based in the kitchen of the village hall in Collessie producing freshly made bread, which it delivers to its customers’ doors every week on a subscription basis.

Monday, 29 July 2013

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Discover Whether You Are Eligible for R&D Tax credits

R&D tax credits were introduced by the UK government in 2000 to encourage exciting new products and services.

The aim was to help reduce some of the financial risk for technology companies and find new and innovative techniques to make the UK more competitive internationally.

Unfortunately too many businesses are either unaware of the scheme or unsure whether they are eligible according to the HMRC’s official eligibility criteria.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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New Programme to Help You Save Money on Energy, Waste & Water

Business Gateway Fife is offering all businesses in Fife free onsite assessments to determine whether you could be saving thousands of pounds through the Low Carbon Support Programme.

Working in conjunction with Business Gateway Fife’s specialist adviser in energy audits, the programme is designed to help you determine whether your business could be saving money on its energy, waste and water bills.

The programme also looks at measures for improving business efficiency to actively reduce energy consumption.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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