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 Chamber future in focus

Friday, 1 April 2016

Following a challenging year for the Fife business community, Fife Chamber of Commerce is looking to the future with a strengthening of its team and membership offering.

Chief Executive Eric Byiers explains: “As the leading business organisation in Fife – representing over 300 businesses across the region – Fife Chamber is a locally based employer organisation, with a national and international voice and role.

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Get insights on Scandinavian markets

Friday, 1 April 2016

On the lookout for fresh opportunities to grow your business? Scottish Enterprise are holding a series of free events during Export Week 18-22 April to discover your potential in overseas markets and get all the advice you need from their experts.

Scandinavia is a vast region of diverse market opportunities. Get practical advice and insights on Denmark, Norway and Sweden's potential for your products and services at this free seminar.

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Come Dine With Me!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Channel 4 hit show Come Dine With Me is back for a new daytime series.

Over five days, four strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other. At the end of the week the best host wins a £1,000 cash prize!

If you or anyone you know would like to take part from Dundee, Dunfermline, Perth & the surrounding areas then please email or call ASAP and leave your name, address, age and contact details:

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Thornton & Lowe’s bid/tender training success!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

In this article we receive an update from Fife Chamber Premier Partner - Thornton & Lowe who have quickly grown as a niche bid management, procurement and training provider offering strategic guidance, operational support and business solutions to a range of clients.

Following on from the popularity of our 2015 bid/tender training workshops, it has undoubtedly been a busy first few months for the Thornton & Lowe training department.

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Edinburgh Airport Makes Scottish Business Pledge

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Edinburgh Airport has today made a commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge - a partnership to champion inclusive growth and fair employment practices.

All of Edinburgh Airport Limited’s employees are paid at least the Living Wage and there are no employees on zero hour contracts.  

With over 11.1 million passengers last year, Scotland’s busiest airport plays a crucial role in both Edinburgh and Scotland’s international standing, not only as an airport but also a large employer.

Commenting, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive Gordon Dewar, said:

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Forth Ports launches Capital Cruising brand

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Forth Ports Limited, one of Great Britain’s leading port operators, has launched a new brand – Capital Cruising. The launch of the new brand comes as the company seeks to promote its unique capital city connection to cruise operators across the world. The company operates eight commercial ports across Great Britain, including key gateways to the capital cities of London and Edinburgh and welcomes over 200,000 cruise passengers each year.

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Third consecutive win for Close Brothers

Thursday, 31 March 2016

CLOSE Brothers Invoice Finance has once again been named the UK’s Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider at the annual Business Moneyfacts awards, held at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 17th March. 

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Procurement in Scotland is changing

Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Supplier Development Programme has been working with the Scottish Government ahead of the implementation of the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD), part of the new EU Procurement Directives. The ESPD is intended by the European Commission to remove some of the barriers to participation in public procurement, especially for SMEs. It will replace the requirement for suppliers to provide up-front evidence or certificates by allowing them to self-declare that they meet the relevant selection and exclusion criteria.

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Pagan Osborne Wins Paralegal Of The Year

Thursday, 31 March 2016

A legal worker who began his career as a teenage Executries Assistant has been named Scotland’s Paralegal of the Year.

Mark Harris, of Edinburgh and Fife-based legal company Pagan Osborne, collected the accolade at the annual Scottish Legal Awards, an event celebrating the country’s best performing legal individuals, teams and firms.

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Gender Pay Gap Seminar - 11th May - Garvock House Hotel, Dunfermline

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Across the UK as a whole, women still earn less than men for doing the same or similar job.  To help tackle this issue, from October this year the Government will require larger companies to report on their own gender pay gap. 

But is this enough to tackle the problem?  Why does the gender pay gap persist and what can be done about it?

Thornber Employment Law thinks it’s time to look at the wider picture of different pay between men and women and consider some of the ongoing issues.

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