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.

New study improves marine climate change evidence base

Friday, 5 March 2021

Scientists from the University of St Andrews and Marine Scotland have undertaken the first full mapping of carbon stores across the UK’s offshore Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to provide updated evidence for those trying to address aspects of climate and environmental change.

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MHA Henderson Loggie named Exemplary Employee of Choice

Friday, 5 March 2021

MHA Henderson Loggie has been named ‘Exemplary Employer of Choice’ at the respected cHeRries Awards which recognise excellence in the fields of human resources, training and recruitment. Now in their 13th year, the awards ceremony took place virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 6pm.

The award is sponsored by University of Aberdeen Business School, and recognises organisations which clearly demonstrate that people are genuinely at the heart of the business.

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Tycom form partnership with Carbon Zero

Thursday, 4 March 2021

The British Government is legislating that the UK shall be a Carbon Net-zero nation by 2050 and this has implications for all UK businesses and their owners. ​

Fife Chamber of Commerce member and IT Service specialist Tycom Limited has recently formed a partnership with Carbon Zero to help companies across Fife and the rest of the UK become greener and more energy efficient.

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Eden Mill say cheers to alcohol tax freeze

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Eden Mill co-founder Paul Miller gave us his thoughts on the budget announcement: 

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University reveals Scotland’s next business stars

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Scotland’s next wave of entrepreneurs have been unveiled as the University of Dundee crowned the winners of its annual competition for business concepts. 

Thirteen enterprising students and staff members from across the University walked away with a share of a record £38,000 prize fund after the winners of Venture 2021 were announced. 

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VeriCall named Best in The World with two GOLD awards

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

VeriCall Ltd are proud to announce that it has been recognized as the Best in the World with two GLOBAL GOLD awards at the 15th Top Ranking Performers Awards from Contact Center World for ‘Best Contact Centre (Outsourced)’ and ‘Best In Customer Service’. The 2020 Awards, which were awarded on Feb 25th at an international online event, attracted more than 2000 entries from over 70 nations.

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Help extended to protect businesses and support their recovery

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Commenting on the UK Budget, Alan Mitchell, Chief Executive of Fife Chamber, said: “The announcement that Furlough will be extended, more self-employed workers will receive financial support, the extension of the hospitality 5% VAT rate for six months and the delay of its return to 20% until April 2022, and new restart grants for the businesses hit hardest by closure or restrictions are all very welcome and absolutely necessary. 

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New Pay As You Grow options will enable more flexible repayments on Bounce Back Loans

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans.  They will have the option to tailor payments according to their individual circumstances and  delay all repayments for a further six months, meaning businesses can choose to make no payments on their loans until 18 months after they originally took them out.  The option to pause repayments will now be available to all from their first repayment, rather than after six repayments have been made.  Borrowers to extend the length of their loans

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Welcome boost for EU/UK trade as European Commission issues draft acceptance of UK data rules

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

The European Commission has issued a draft ruling that recognise the UK’s high data protection standards and set out that the UK should be found ‘adequate’.   It follow months of discussions and pave the way for continued free flow of data between the EU and the UK.  The EU will now complete the technical approval process, which must be finalised by the end of June when the previously agreed extension of the current approval will end.  Significantly more data  than physical goods crosses between the UK and the EU every year, so this is an important decision that will

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Campion Homes champion benefits of apprenticeships

Monday, 1 March 2021

Local new home developer Campion Homes has been describing the benefits of backing talent through apprenticeships.

The benefits of apprentices to businesses are being highlighted as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week which takes place this week (1 to 5 March).

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