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 Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Family Funeral Firm Expands into Rosyth

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

A family funeral firm, which has been supporting families throughout Fife for over 80 years, has expanded into Rosyth.

In addition to its funeral homes in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Dalgety Bay (Dunfermline), Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors has become the only independent, family-owned funeral firm in Rosyth, offering a tailored service within the town and beyond.

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Gen Z shooting for careers in Video Gaming Industry

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Research released today by Barclays Business Banking shows how the popularity of video gaming among Gen Z will impact their career choices, potentially leading to skills shortages in more traditional professions.

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Digital funding highlighted at Chamber members’ meeting with Scottish Government

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Digital Development Loan allows companies to borrow between £5000 and £100000 for up to five years.  It can be used to improve digital capacity and capability, and also covers staff digital skills development.  It has been introduced by the Scottish Government to improve economic productivity.  

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Students showcase ideas for next stage of The Leven Programme

Monday, 27 January 2020

Fife College students recently demonstrated their creative ideas for the next stage of an ambitious programme to improve the area around the River Leven. 

Web Development students showcased concepts for an interactive app for the programme to members of the project team of ‘The Leven Programme’ at the College’s Glenrothes Campus recently.

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Campion Homes celebrates 30 years!

Monday, 27 January 2020

Established in 1989, Campion Homes celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, the company hosted an “Evening of Entertainment” on Saturday night at the Doubletree by Hilton Queensferry Crossing.

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Responsiveness, fairness, certainty & consistency needed for business taxation

Friday, 24 January 2020

This is an update from your chamber on some important policy work we have undertaken with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce towards ensuring a business rates system that is responsive, fair, consistent and enables long-term economic growth for business communities across Scotland.

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Record prize fund to help start-ups get down to business

Friday, 24 January 2020

A record-high prize fund is on offer to help budding entrepreneurs at the University of Dundee launch their own business.

A pot of £31,000 is available to the winners of Venture 2020, a competition to support the best start-up business ideas from University students, staff and recent graduates.

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Levenmouth Foodbank secure funding grant for new van

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Levenmouth Foodbank are delighted to have secured a funding grant from Asda and Fife Council to allow them to purchase a new van. 

Speaking about the new resource Stewart English (pictured) said "The van is welcomed and now enables us to collect our food donations daily from local collection points and supermarkets.  Our previous vehicle had become unreliable which as you can image caused us issues.

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Tools for Africa: local charity’s refurbished tools head to Malawi

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Ecology Centre, a local environmental charity, based in Kinghorn run weekly workshops in their Tool Shed where staff and volunteers come together to refurbish tools for reuse. 

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Edinburgh Airport sees record numbers in 2019

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

A total of 14,747,830 people travelled through Edinburgh Airport last year, making 2019 the busiest in the airport’s history and the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport.

The numbers are up 3.1% on 2018 with growth in international passengers driving the increase.

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