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.

Technology set to revolutionise social care in the ‘new normal’

Friday, 25 September 2020

The healthcare sector is facing rapid technological change in the post-COVID ‘new normal’, according to a new report from Barclays Corporate Banking, Stepping out of the shadows: Social care prepares for a digital future.

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CPR Hood prototype on display at V&A

Thursday, 24 September 2020

A CPR resuscitation hood device (the ‘Tayside Hood’ or T-Hood), designed to facilitate a ‘rapid first response’ to airway management during CPR and protect healthcare personnel from viruses such as COVID-19, is being developed in Scotland.

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Cyrenians appoints new Director to build on their Social Enterprise success

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Cyrenians have appointed Mike Hartley, formerly Managing Director of Newsco Insider, in the newly created post of Director of Commercial and Trading Services.

The Edinburgh based charity holds a varied social enterprise portfolio, which contributes vital funds to support their work tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness in Scotland.

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New model & branding for DiscoverYou

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

After a careful review of the services offered, DiscoverYou are pleased to announce the development of a brand-new personality model and fresh branding to reflect this decisive step forward in the aspirations and plans of the business.

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Fife College starts delivery of SCQF Level 4 & 5 Foundation Apprenticeships

Friday, 18 September 2020

Fife College has begun the delivery of SCQF Level 4 and 5 Foundation Apprenticeships for S3 to S6 school pupils across the Fife region.

In addition to the Level 6 Foundation Apprenticeships already on offer, this new offering will allow enrolled school pupils to achieve a work-based qualification at an even earlier stage in their learning.

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SCC calls for social distancing to be eased in manufacturing

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Engineering have jointly written to the Scottish Government asking for physical distancing in the manufacturing sector to be reduced and brought into line with other business sectors.    Scottish manufacturers need 2m physical distancing but it is 1m in leisure, hospitality retail and transport, and also in the manufacturing sector in England if appropriate safety provisions are in place.     

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Fife Council launches InvestFife to unite business services across Fife

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Businesses in Fife will now be able to access a range of support services from a single entity following the launch of InvestFife by Fife Council.   It unites the different parts of Fife Council Economic Development’s Business Enterprise, Land and Property services under a single banner, whilst working in partnership with Business Gateway.   This will make its support more accessible to new and existing businesses.  

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Entwistle takes helm as WJM Chairman

Monday, 14 September 2020

Scottish legal firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has appointed Liam Entwistle as its new Chairman.

He has worked with the leading Scottish firm for 19 years and has previously served as Chief Executive.

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Research on surfaces to kill Covid-19

Friday, 11 September 2020

A team of physicists and virologists at the University of St Andrews is testing different surfaces and coatings for their effectiveness in killing the Covid-19 virus.

Coronavirus can be transmitted through contact with surfaces in public spaces that are touched by lots of people – for example, door handles in schools and holding rails on public transport.

Previous research has shown that coronavirus survives for a significant amount of time on materials commonly used for touch surfaces, such as stainless steel and plastic.

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Colleges vital in tackling youth unemployment

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Fife College has voiced concern at reports that youth unemployment in Scotland could surge past 100,000 before the end of the year.

The think-tank IPPR has today published a report that analyses data from the Office of Budget Responsibility to create a forecast as to what might happen when the furlough scheme ends later this year.

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