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.

Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

As you may be aware, the former ABC Cinema and adjacent former YWCA buildings on the east end of Kirkcaldy’s High Street has been sitting unused since 2000 and is now in an unfortunate state of disrepair. This magnificent and much loved building, which had been an integral part of Kirkcaldy’s cultural scene is now under threat of vanishing from our High Street entirely. However, the former ABC cinema building not only has a rich but little known heritage, but also holds immense potential for what this beautiful building could become, not only for itself but for Kirkcaldy and Fife.

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St Andrews Barista Hailed Top Shot

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A St Andrews coffee maestro, who started his career as a Saturday dishwasher, has been voted the best Barista in Scotland!

Mark Edwards (21), from Broughty Ferry, was presented with the award at the prestigious Scottish Italian Awards 2015 recently in honour of his ‘daily grind’ with Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews.

Jannettas, who have premises in both St Andrews and Perth, were also a Finalist in the ‘Scotland’s Best Gelateria’ category.

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Are you prepared for the Waste Scotland Regulation changes from 1st Jan 2016?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

All Scottish organisations should already be separating key recyclates as the Waste (Scotland) Regulations came into effect on 1 January 2014.

Two years from the initial regulations being introduced, two changes take place on 1 January 2016. Organisations should be aware that;

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Fit-for-purpose warehousing key for Scottish businesses planning to expand internationally in 2016

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Efficient warehousing is essential for successful exporting and will be key for Scottish businesses planning to expand internationally in 2016, according to a Fife firm, which has helped to facilitate international trade for a number of companies in the Kingdom thanks to its storage solutions.

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Haines Watts Grows in Response to Tax Queries

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Haines Watts Edinburgh office is pleased to announce that in response to the growing demand for services their Tax Department has expanded. David Doherty joined as Tax Manager in November.  David brings a wealth of experience in Tax having worked at Big 4 firms, including KPMG, and more recently with Chiene & Tait. David has over 20 years experience as a private client tax consultant.  His skills include providing personal, capital gains and inheritance tax advice and guidance to high net worth individuals.

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Accessible Tourism Fife Workshop

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Fife Tourism Partnership invite you to an Accessible Tourism workshop at Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews on 26th January 2016 (times tbc).

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Auto enrolment – Are you ready? Don't delay...

Friday, 30 October 2015

Recent data from The Pensions Regulator in relation to Auto Enrolment non-compliance penalties should serve as a reminder to those employers who have not yet taken the required steps to choose and implement an appropriate scheme in time for their staging dates.

In the 6 months to 1 May 2015, a total of 367 penalties were levied on employers who failed to comply with their auto enrolment obligations, a huge increase from the 3 penalties levied in the previous 6 months.

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Fife firm invests in skills of workforce

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A Fife engineering firm improved the skills of its workforce after using a business consultancy service offered by Skills Development Scotland and Investors in People.

Glenrothes-based Fife Fabrications (FiFab) made use of the Skills for Growth initiative to identify priorities for development.

The initiative helped the firm, which employs 128 people, find growth potential through providing training in management and leadership and in using Excel spreadsheets.

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Fife Business Awards Open for Entries!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The hugely popular Fife Business Awards are now open for entries and promise to be bigger and better than ever before. 

The awards, which are now held annually, are open to businesses of all sizes, in all sectors operating in Fife. The range of award categories - including the Excellence in Tourism award and Outstanding Performing Business - have been designed to be fully accessible to all businesses. 

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