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 Lynn Wardlaw for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Scottish Chambers' Latest Quarterly Economic Indicator Makes a Splash

Thursday, 8 July 2021

This week's publication of the Q2 2021 Quarterly Economic Indicator results has been covered extensively in the media, with links to some of the highlights below.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce President Tim Allan was interviewed this Tuesday 6th July on Good Morning Scotland. You can listen to the whole interview here: 

Tim Allan on Good Morning Scotland (06/07/2021)

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Lockdown lessons open new doors for cultural charity OnFife

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Cultural charity OnFife has pledged to build on the success of initiatives it developed to support local communities during lockdown.

The charity’s new Head of Cultural Heritage & Wellbeing says the pandemic has affirmed the vital role libraries, museums and archives can play in helping to improve people’s wellbeing.

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Genoa Black launches its marketing division as G2B

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Following the successful launch of Genoa Strategy in April, Genoa Black is now proud to announce a fresh and bold rebrand of its marketing and brand division as G2B. The company has had a very exciting year so far and the launch of G2B is just the next step as the company focuses now on clearly promoting its strategic brand marketing and design capabilities.

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Dalgety Bay Remediation Works

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Balfour Beatty is delighted to have been awarded the contract to undertake remediation works at Dalgety Bay which will remove radioactive particles from the beach.

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St Andrews Shuttle lower their carbon footprint

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Climate change is real and St Andrews ‘favourite’ airport transfer company St Andrews Shuttle made a promise during the pandemic that they would look at lowering their carbon footprint.  This month they delivered on that promised and added their first electric vehicle to their fleet. 

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Family Business Extends its Services with a Cardboard Baler

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

When people think about data protection, it’s usually digital data that springs to mind, especially with high-profile cases of hacking and data loss appearing in the news.

After the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in 2018, businesses often focussed on the impact of the new requirements on their computer systems and procedures.

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Levenmouth Together Information Evening 30th June 2021

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

On Wednesday 30th June Brag Enterprises hosted an information evening to members of the Levenmouth community. BRAG’s MD Brian Robertson Fern, BRAG’s Enterprise Manager Susan Oak, Levenmouth Together Events and fundraising Officer Michelle Ratcliffe and BRAG’s Communications and Media officer Liz McMenemy gave a presentation over two sessions discussing the social enterprise’s past, along with their impact in the Levenmouth Area.

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First shoots of recovery but challenges still lie ahead

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator: Quarter 2 Report

For the first time in over a year, businesses in Scotland can see the first shoots of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, according to a leading quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).

The SCC’s Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) for the second quarter of 2021 indicates more positive growth across all sectors surveyed, albeit, caution is still the watchword for many businesses.

Key Findings:

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Fife College invests £400,000 in latest manufacturing equipment

Monday, 5 July 2021

Fife College has invested over £400,000 on a range of equipment to allow manufacturing students to learn more about the latest techniques being used in the industry.

The new equipment was purchased from German automation company Festo, the world's leading supplier of high-quality factory based production line technology.

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PFI Sign Plus Invest in Green Technology

Friday, 2 July 2021

PFI Sign Plus have been a thriving business in Fife since 1992, almost 30 years in the sign and print industry. They never anticipated what would happen last year and, like every other business, had to adapt to the challenges that Covid-19 presented for both local, national and international trade supply.

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