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 Paul Sykes for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Are You Looking To Access New Markets?

Friday, 17 August 2018

If your products and services are selling well, who's to say they won't be in demand further afield? If you are a Fife business considering trading outside of Fife, Scotland or even outside of the UK, we've a range of options to help you get started. Find out more below and don't miss our Brexit Checklist...

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BCC: Little sign wage growth is set to take-off

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Commenting on the labour market figures for August 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“The continued rise in employment and the drop in the unemployment rate is further confirmation that the UK’s jobs market remains in good shape, despite subdued economic conditions.

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BCC: Apprenticeships great path for students, but system needs reform to boost numbers

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Commenting on today’s A level results and the apprenticeship statistics released by the Department for Education, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Invitation to Fife businesses to a half-day rail freight workshop

Thursday, 16 August 2018

‘As a key business in Fife we wouldn’t  want you to miss the opportunity to network with Rail Freight Operators, Freight Transport Association, Transport Scotland and other local Fife Businesses. With partnership working you could share transport costs, reduce empty running freight vehicles and reduce your carbon footprint.

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St Andrews Business Club 2018-19 season aiming to build on record success

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Bank of England Agent for Scotland, William Dowson, and digital entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl head the list of speakers being announced for a St Andrews Business Club 2018-19 season aiming to build on the record-breaking success of the last one.

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Paywizard and EPCC at the University of Edinburgh announce partnership to drive new AI features

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing, customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has today announced that it has partnered with the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s leading universities, to drive the development of new AI-driven capabilities within its next-generation subscriber intelligence platform. 

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Sun shines on Kingdom’s annual tenant’s gathering

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Over forty Kingdom Housing Association tenants and their families travelled to Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews earlier this month to celebrate the association's third annual gathering in brilliant sunshine.

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Fife Freight Commodity workshop - Members welcome to sign up

Monday, 6 August 2018

The Freight Transport Association, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Fife Council and the Scottish Government all recognise the significant contribution that the rail freight industry can make to the Scottish economy. Rail freight offers a safer and more sustainable way of transporting vital goods and materials, supporting jobs across the country.These partners are pleased to invite you to a half-day rail freight workshop which will look at the role of rail freight in the logistics chain and how rail could potentially assist your business.

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New Strategic UK Trade Advisory Group - Any members interested can apply to serve on the panel

Monday, 6 August 2018

A request has been forwarded on to Fife Chamber by the British Chamber of Commerce who have been advised by the UK Government that a new Strategic Advisory Group is being created by the DIT.

The Advisory Group will advise DIT ministers and trade negotiators on trade policy and negotiations.

The group will be made up of 14 experts drawn from different groups such as business, civil society and unions. One place has been reserved for a Scottish business.

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IT Centric Hosts Apprentice for the Day Challenge

Friday, 3 August 2018

We were delighted to participate in the #ApprenticefortheDay18 challenge earlier this week. On Monday we welcomed Gordon Macdonald MSP to our office, who spent the afternoon as part of our IT support team.

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