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.

Fife software firm’s new platform for Scottish Procurement helping public bodies kickstart Covid-19 economy response

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

A new platform developed by Fife software consultancy Horisk Leslie Development for Scottish Procurement is helping Scotland’s public bodies embed sustainability requirements in their procurements, kickstarting the national economic recovery post-Covid-19.

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40 new apprentices to join Babcock’s Rosyth site

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, is set to welcome an additional 40 apprentices to its Rosyth facility later this year. 

The new recruits will support a variety of projects and business areas at Rosyth, from the Type 31 frigates to Advanced Manufacturing.

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Fife Chamber joins SCC campaign to call time on damaging and unfair US tariffs

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce network joins campaign to end US export tariffs

Scottish companies in a number of important business sectors have been absorbing unfair tariffs on their exports to America since October 2019 because of a trade dispute between the US and the EU.  This additional 25% tax is having a dramatic effect on businesses here in Fife and across the rest of Scotland.

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Kingdom Celebrates Investors In People Gold Status

Monday, 3 August 2020

Fife based Kingdom Housing Association has achieved the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investors In People, making it one of the best employers to work for in the UK.

Reflecting its strategic objective of being an employer of choice, Gold accreditation demonstrates Kingdom’s commitment to supporting and developing its people, to creating sustainable success and to continuous improvement.

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Businesses need to act now to be ready for 2021 border rule changes

Monday, 3 August 2020

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in December this year. It is vital that businesses take action now to get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.

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Dunedin Advisory's Restructuring Tool for Sole Traders and Partnerships

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

As unincorporated businesses navigate their way through the adverse financial impact of Covid-19 in Scotland, it may be necessary to consider a formal mechanism to put a repayment plan in place – Business DAS (debt arrangement scheme).

Our Director - , Jill Glen, sets out some key considerations.

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Kingdom Housing Association’s Pioneering Homelessness Initiative Adopted South Of The Border

Monday, 27 July 2020

Kingdom Housing Association’s groundbreaking Naumann Initiative has been adopted by PA Housing.

The Naumann Initiative aims to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment by offering a homeless person a job and a home as well as support with any complex needs or barriers to sustaining their tenancy.

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Funding to reduce carbon emissions announced by UK Government

Monday, 27 July 2020

The UK Government has announced that industry will receive £350 million to help it cut down carbon emissions to tackle climate change.  The funding was announced by the Prime Minister as part of his Government’s long-term plan to reach net zero by 2050.  The transition from natural gas to clean hydrogen power and more use of innovative materials in heavy industry are two of the initiatives that will be supported by the funding.

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce launches International Trade portal

Monday, 27 July 2020

Companies who are looking to boost their international trade and export prospects have an exciting new tool they can use to identify new opportunities following the launch of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) online international trade portal.  Export Hub Scotland lists current inward and outward trade missions that are being developed across the SCC’s network of local chambers of commerce.

Click here to visit the portal.

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New Daily Service from Edinburgh to Belfast with Stobart Air

Thursday, 23 July 2020

The capitals of Scotland and Northern Ireland will be further connected from August with a new service operated by Stobart Air.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will introduce the Edinburgh-Belfast City service on August 27 with up to three flights a day on a ATR72-600 aircraft.

It brings the number of services operated from Edinburgh by Stobart Air to four - Dublin, Cork, Shannon and now Belfast City.

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