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.

Principles of Customer Service With Fife Cultural Trust

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

We know that, in an increasingly competitive business environment, you need to work even harder to retain customers and win new ones – and that's where Fife Cultural Trust can help. The WorldHost Principles of Customer Service programme will give your staff the skills and knowledge to deliver excellent customer service that will give your business a great reputation.

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First Graduation for Foundation Apprentices

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

First Graduation for Foundation Apprentices

Fife pupils, who are amongst the first in the country to complete a Foundation Apprenticeship, have been recognised at a special ceremony held at Lochgelly High School today (Friday 17 June 2016).

The group of 25 pupils, of which 12 attended the event, have completed the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering, giving them qualifications and skills previously only available once they had left school.

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Exercise Executive Stretch 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Give your junior and middle managers an experience money can’t buy; a unique opportunity to grow and develop using the skills of the Reserve Forces in Scotland.

Working alongside Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force Reserve Units your team will be challenged to step outside their comfort zone and gain valuable insights into the Armed Forces’ approach to leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving.

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Last call to find Scotland’s Green Business Champions in Fife

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Applications for the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards are drawing to a close with just two weeks remaining for businesses in Fife to enter the search to find Scotland’s best green businesses.

All entries for this year’s VIBES Awards, which recognise and showcase businesses that are taking significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment, must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2016.

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Three Fife businesses nominated to represent the UK at European Awards

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Bridge Biotechnology, Todd Fish Tech (Lobster Pod) and Peel Tech from Fife represent three of the six Scottish companies which have been nominated for the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) following their success at the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.

In total 10 UK companies were put forward by The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) Environment Awards Forum to represent the UK in the EBAE.

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BID St Andrews appoints BID Manager to “dream job”

Thursday, 16 June 2016

BID St Andrews’ has appointed its BID Manager to what she describes as her “dream job.”

Rhonda McCrimmon (36) started her new role yesterday and will be responsible to the BID St Andrews Board and levy-payers for both the day-to-day management of the BID as well as the smooth running of its strategic projects.

The first key appointment by BID St Andrews since the elected Board took over in January, Rhonda will work together with the Board and other town agencies to deliver the projects and services set out in the BID Business Plan as well as be the main point of contact.

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UK exporters report modest Q1 growth amid softening economy

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The number of UK firms reporting an increase in export orders and confidence rose at the start of 2016, following a drop in growth at the end of 2015, the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL has shown.

 

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Scottish Thistle Awards Open

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Once again you can have your say in recognising tourism businesses and events that deliver unforgettable experiences in Scotland.

Held annually, the Scottish Thistle Awards celebrates success, excellence and quality within the Scottish tourism industry and nominations are now open for 2016 / 17.

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Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Recognised For Putting Customers First

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Fife Coast And Countryside Trust pride themselves on being an organisation which puts the public at the heart of everything it does, and are thrilled to have been recognised for their commitment to customer service by being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status.

Having trained more than 50% of their front line staff using WorldHost training programmes, with a firm commitment to delivering excellent customer service across Fife, the trust are working hard to ensure that residents and visitors to our sites are provided with an outstanding experience.

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Developing the Young Workforce - Preparing young people for the world of work

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s national strategy for enhancing links between businesses and education. Developed by business for business, we are linking employers with schools and colleges to boost business success in Fife and open up the world of work to young people.

Why get involved? Benefits for businesses

•       Contribute to the preparation of a highly employable future workforce

•       Inspire young people to work for your company, or sector, to secure a talent flow

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