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.

DPS Group reveals latest jobs boost after securing strong start to 2019

Friday, 11 January 2019

DPS Group has unveiled plans to increase its workforce by around 20% in the first quarter of this year.

DPS Group - providers of smart solutions to manufacturing industries, expect to recruit at least 17 new electrical specialists and project managers delivering a major boost to Glenrothes and the surrounding areas.

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Dynamic EMS Apprentice progresses to Degree Course

Friday, 11 January 2019

Lewis Aide joined Dynamic EMS as Modern Apprentice in September 2016.  At this time Lewis joined the Dynamic EMS team to undertake an Apprenticeship in Engineering, delivered in partnership with Fife Council and Skills Development Scotland.

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FSB and SCC issue joint statement on immigration White Paper

Friday, 11 January 2019

Ahead of this yesterday’s Ministerial Statement in the Scottish Parliament on the implications of the UK Government’s White Paper on immigration, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have issued a joint statement, calling for a system which meets the needs of Scottish business. 

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Fife Economy Partnership appoints new Chair

Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Fife Economy Partnership announces the appointment of Michael Longstaffe as its new Chair.

Chief Executive Officer at Smith Anderson – the UK’s leading manufacturer of paper bags, based in Kirkcaldy – Michael was previously chair of the Partnership’s Trade Development Group and is a longstanding director of the Fife Chamber of Commerce.

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£16m Tax Savings Secured For EQ Clients

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP have claimed over £16M of Research and Development tax credits for clients, ranging from a soft fruit grower and dental implants company to a manufacturer of bespoke automation systems tailored to a wide range of industries.

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Rosyth Yard Awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth Contract

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Rosyth dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced.

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Powercases helping GB Snowsports Coach #GoBeyond for winning edge in World Championships training

Monday, 7 January 2019

Portable power products brought to Europe by a Fife Chamber member’s new  company are helping the Scot coaching GB Snowsport’s top park and pipe World Championship hopes use his video camera and phone longer on the slopes to help them gain a winning edge.

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Sky High Total for Edinburgh airport Corporate Charity

Friday, 21 December 2018

Support worth £100,000 has been donated to Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA), a record sum for one of Edinburgh Airport’s corporate charities.

It comes as Edinburgh-based The Yard is announced as the airport’s new corporate charity for 2019. The Yard work with children and young people with additional support needs.

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HMRC launches new National Minimum Wage webinars for employers

Thursday, 20 December 2018

HMRC have added two new webinars to our popular National Minimum Wage webinar (online presentations) series. They cover unpaid working time and how accommodation costs should be dealt with.

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Kingdom Support and Care gains Silver Investors in People Accreditation

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Kingdom Support and Care CIC (KSC) has achieved the prestigious Silver Accreditation from Investors in People (IiP). 

KSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association and has been operating as an independent organisation since April 2017.

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