Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Lynn Wardlaw for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Helen Batten joins Genoa Black as Client Services Director

Friday, 26 November 2021

Helen Batten, Genoa Black Client Services Director

Genoa Black has recruited Helen Batten as Client Services Director to lead its marketing division G2B. Joining latterly from Vets Now where she was Events Lead, Helen has 15 years of marketing expertise and brings with her a broad range of experience across strategy, marketing, sales, business development, and events.

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College partnership helps school pupils build foundations for constructive career

Friday, 26 November 2021

Fife College Logo

Fife College has partnered with Glenwood High School in Glenrothes to deliver part of their S4 pupil’s Construction Foundation Apprenticeship course on school grounds.

The partnership is giving students the opportunity to gain an understanding of construction related projects in a familiar environment at school.

Pupils also study part of the course at the College’s Glenrothes Campus as well undertaking an industrial placement.

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Auction goes live – bid for a piece of Fife theatre history with theatre chairs

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

The old chairs in the auditorium before being removed as part of the reburbishment programme

OnFife’s auction of a limited number of theatre chairs saved as part of the refurbishment of the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, has gone live!

You can have your very own part of history with seats from the theatre’s main auditorium up for grabs in a ‘silent auction’.

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Scottish Government decides against expanding vaccine passport scheme after sustained business lobbying led by SCC

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

The Scottish Government has decided not to extend its vaccine passport scheme to include more venues and settings.  The measure had been under consideration for the last few weeks, but the First Minister has said that it will not be extended at this time as it wouldn’t be proportionate to do so.   The Scottish Government has confirmed one change to the current rules: a negative lateral flow test can be used instead of proof of double vaccinations to gain entry to those venues and events where proof of vaccination is currently required.  Business groups, led by the Scottish Chambers of Comme

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eCom Scotland is offering a fast-track route to creating online training before Christmas

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Claim Your eLearning Development Opportunity...

eCom Scotland have a project window available for businesses who would like to develop online learning / training resources, ready for the new year. 

This rare opportunity will allow you to fast track your project with their eLearning team.

Beginning 27th November (and ready before Christmas), you will get full access to the eLearning team, who will:

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Scottish Government Business Ventilation Fund open for applications

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Businesses can claim up to £2,500 towards the cost of improving ventilation and air quality on their premises to reduce the risk of covid transmission. 

Funding is only available for small and medium size enterprises that are in an eligible sector, have physical premises and pay non-domestic rates.

You cannot claim funding for ventilation improvements you made prior to this funding becoming available.

Alan Mitchell, Chief Executive of Fife Chamber of Commerce, said:

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Vidaco pledges support for Fife Gingerbread Heat & Eat Campaign

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Gingey and Kimberley

Award winning kitchen and living space specialists Vidaco have launched Fife Gingerbread’s 2021 Heat & Eat Campaign this year with a £500 donation.

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Campion Homes win a Judges Special Merit award at Homes for Scotland 2021 awards final!

Monday, 22 November 2021

Campion Homes

Campion Homes' development, on behalf of the Gannochy Trust, has won a Judges Special Merit award at this year’s Homes for Scotland Awards.

With a design brief based on the inspiration of founder A K Bell, Campion Homes constructed each property in line with the Trust’s vision to provide affordable homes that improve health, accessibility and connectedness for tenants.

Executive Chairman Pete Bell commented:

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Fife's food and drink businesses to showcase at Scotland's speciality food show

Monday, 22 November 2021

Tastes of Fife stand

Twelve Fife-based businesses are taking part in Scotland’s Speciality Food Show in Glasgow in January 2022, as part of a ‘Tastes of Fife’ showcase, including Fife Chamber members Pittenweem Preserves, Growers Garden and Ecobean.

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Fife College commended for campus cycling facilities

Monday, 22 November 2021

Fife College’s Dunfermline campus has been awarded Cycling Friendly Status by Cycling Scotland after the installation of new facilities and a new bike hire scheme.

As part of a wider commitment to promote active travel across all campuses, the College has invested in several initiatives to make it easier for those choosing to cycle to and from their work or studies.

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