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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 [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

New Edition of Popular St Andrews Visitor Guide

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The new edition of the hugely popular St Andrews Visitor Guide is now being circulated throughout the town. Produced by Stayinstandrews, the Hotel & Guesthouse Association of St Andrews, the small, but information packed A6 guide is very popular with visitors and universally supported by town businesses and attractions.

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BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis. The BCC has also downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.5% to 1.4%.

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Kingdom Housing Association secures £85 million new loan for housing development in Fife 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bill Banks, CEO Kingdom Housing Association

Kingdom Housing Association has secured a significant funding package under a debut private placement which secures its development programme of over 1,100 homes until the end of 2019-20.

The funding package amounted to £85 million of borrowing which is being provided by institutional investors jointly for a period of 30 years with repayment in 2048 and 2049.

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Cheers All Round for Diageo Student Scholarship!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Two lucky Fife College students have been given a great boost to their future careers thanks to engineering scholarships awarded by world leading premium drinks business, Diageo.

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Breakfast Event Benefits Engineering Businesses

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Engineering companies from throughout Fife are now much more aware of the benefits of employing an engineering Modern Apprentice (MA) thanks to a recent Breakfast event held at Fife College.

Guests were welcomed to the event, held at the College’s Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, by Nicky Inglis Director of Engineering and given information about the benefits of employing an apprentice.

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Scottish EDGE Round 12 awards nearly £1 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

Friday, 15 June 2018

Each of the winners will take home up to a six-figure share of the £1million prize pot and will receive an all-encompassing package of support from Scottish EDGE’s partner organisations to help them fast-track and grow their business. 

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Explore Opportunities in Spain

Friday, 15 June 2018

Are you interested in exploring business opportunities, entering or deepening your presence in the Spanish market?  

SDI is planning a four day Multi Sector Market Visit to Spain in October 2018, which will focus on Madrid and Barcelona.  The visit will provide new exporters an opportunity to connect with local experts and support agencies; and identify opportunities in the Spanish market. 

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Thomson Cooper strengthens insolvency team with new appointment

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thomson Cooper are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Brown as a Senior Manager within their Personal and Corporate Debt Solutions Team. Ian is a Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) expert and his appointment complements the firm’s strategy to extend their reach within the Scottish debt marketplace.

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BCC: Labour market remains robust, but earnings slowdown concerning

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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

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Mission to Mars Launches at Fife College

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

School teachers and education staff from across Fife were inspired to take learning and teaching to a new dimension by taking part in a Mission to Mars iPad event at Fife College’s St Brycedale Campus, Kirkcaldy, on Tuesday, 5 June.

School teachers and education staff from across Fife were inspired to take learning and teaching to a new dimension by taking part in a Mission to Mars iPad event at Fife College’s St Brycedale Campus, Kirkcaldy, on Tuesday, 5 June.

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