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 [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Family-run Fife business successfully moves into the US

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

A family-owned business in Fife has successfully launched in the United States realising a lifetime ambition of its founder. 

 

Established by John Waring in 1992, Pinpoint develops, manufactures, and installs high-tech security systems to protect employees at risk of violence in the workplace. This includes hospitals, mental health facilities, and correctional facilities.  

 

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Praise for rapid eLearning platform construction from eCom Learning Solutions

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

 

Such diverse organisations as those from the manufacturing and legal sectors, along with charities and even an industry regulator, have all been impressed at the high level of customer service from Scotland’s leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions.

 

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SEARCH FOR LOCAL HEROES LAUNCHED

Monday, 16 May 2022

Kingdom FM has launched its annual search for the unsung heroes of Fife as it calls for nominations for the Local Hero Awards 2022. Now in its 15th year, the awards recognise the extraordinary people and organisations in our community who stand out because of their heroic achievements.

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Babcock Awarded 10-Year Contract for HMS Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Dockings

Monday, 16 May 2022

Babcock, the international defence, aerospace and security company has been awarded a 10-year contract to provide dry-dock maintenance for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth class (QEC) aircraft carriers. ~

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Author shares life experience with Fife College students and staff at wellbeing event

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Author Aidan Martin shared his life journey with Fife College students and staff at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline recently.

Aidan, the author of Euphoric Recall, a memoir about his recovery from extreme trauma and addiction while growing up in West Lothian, described his survived experiences with suicide, violence, and severe mental health issues.

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Would you like to work collaboratively with the University of Dundee to help shape our Professional Doctorate programme?

Thursday, 12 May 2022

We are currently seeking professionals from different career backgrounds and sectors to join the programme board for our Professional Doctorate programme.

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Edinburgh Airport operation copes well during busiest period in three year

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Easter travel summary as almost one million passengers pass through the terminal.

 

Almost one million people travelled through Edinburgh Airport during April, marking the terminal’s busiest period since summer 2019.

 

A total of 931,522 passengers made their way through the airport as many people took the opportunity to embark on their first trip the pandemic began, reunite with loved ones and enjoy a well-earned holiday.

 

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Fife College student’s degree studies given a huge boost thanks to scholarship

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

A Fife College student has received a special scholarship which is designed to help fund students through their degree studies at the College and on to Edinburgh Napier University.

Software Development student, Mark Abram from Dunfermline, has been awarded £1,000 per year, for the next four years, to support his degree journey thanks to the Fife College and Edinburgh Napier University Associate Student Scholarship.

Now in its second year, the scholarship is co-founded by Adam Smith Scholarships, part of Fife College, and the Edinburgh Napier University Development Trust.

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New Chamber President puts creating more opportunities for young talent at the heart of his plans

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Fife Chamber of Commerce members elected Colin Brown as their President at their AGM on 27th April, and he has told them that creating opportunities for young people in Fife will be a priority for the business organisation under his leadership. Heather Stuart was elected Vice-President at the AGM.

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"It's impossible to rank on Google?"

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

“It’s impossible to rank on Google?"
 

This quote came from a member at one of the recent Fife Chamber events David’s been attending. In full the quote was:

“It’s impossible to rank on Google. People make it out to be such a dark art that it all feels like a con!”   

They’d never received a genuine enquiry via their website despite spending money on their online presence, so you can understand where they were coming from...

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