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.

Scottish law firm expands private client team with appointment of new partner

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

A private client specialist has joined Scottish law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP as Partner. 

Roddy Harrison is a strong addition to the firm’s private client team, bringing considerable expertise in high level tax and estate planning.   

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Self Assessment deadline: less than one month to go

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Around 5.4 million Self Assessment customers have less than a month to complete their tax return, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today, ahead of the deadline on 31 January.

HMRC expects 12.1 million tax returns to be filed this year. Around 55% have already filed their returns, with more than 6.2 million choosing to submit online (93% of all returns filed).

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New lockdown poses severe challenges for stretched businesses: our governments must act quickly to address them

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

The return to lockdown means further financial and operational pain for businesses across Fife, after what has been the most difficult year most of them have ever faced.  The many firms that are already prohibited from opening  now face the prospect of remaining closed far longer than they hoped.  The companies that can still open have to balance their operational requirements with the shielding, self-isolation and home schooling commitments of many of their employees.  Many of the manufacturing firms that are grappling with these staffing challenges are also still trying to und

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Hand Picked offers help to Christmas school leavers

Monday, 4 January 2021

Hand Picked, a business-led jobs programme set up and run by CR Smith, is offering Fife Christmas school leavers help with their CVs and job search.

With over 150 young people in Fife estimated to have left school at the end of last term, Hand Picked project manager, Pauline McGeevor, is extending the offer of support to help those entering the jobs market for the first time.

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International Trade and Brexit Support

Friday, 1 January 2021

Fife Chamber of Commerce International Trade Team work with exporters and businesses who currently trade globally. 

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Worldwide Demand For McDonald Hot Water Cylinders

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

A special order this week has highlighted the worldwide demand for McDonald hot water cylinders, with a delivery of a Grade 1 copper cylinder to Seattle, Washington.

The cylinder was manufactured for one of the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography fleet, the RV Rachel Carson. The ship is used for underwater researchers and students to explore waters in Puget Sound and the nearby coasts and provides better hands-on instruction.

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Planning permission lodged for new Dunfermline Learning Campus site

Monday, 21 December 2020

An application for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) has been lodged for land at the Halbeath Interchange, the proposed site of the new £180 million Dunfermline Learning Campus.

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Edinburgh Airport appoints Cargo Business Development Manager

Monday, 21 December 2020

Greater focus will be placed on the air cargo sector as Edinburgh Airport continues to prepare for its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The airport has appointed a dedicated Cargo Business Development Manager to work on growing this important element of the aviation business and supporting Scotland’s import and export industries.

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Charandeep Singh receives inaugural Pride Of Scotland Award 2020

Friday, 18 December 2020

The recipients of the inaugural Pride of Scotland Awards 2020 have been announced in the Daily Record today. Charandeep Singh will receive a Special Recognition Award for his work with The Sikh Food Bank which delivered 100,000 meals to families in need through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Charandeep Singh, who is deputy chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, formed 'The Sikh Food Bank’ at the start of lockdown to provide support for shielding and vulnerable households.

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Employers have a vital role to play in delivering Scotland’s Young Person’s Guarantee

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The Young Person’s Guarantee is the Scottish Government’s overarching programme to ensure everyone aged between 16 and 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training.  Businesses will play a vital role in delivering these opportunities for all young people if they can support one or more of the ‘5 asks of employers’:

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