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.

Fairmont St Andrews continues to recruit local talent

Monday, 30 November 2020

Following the decision for Britain to leave the EU in 2016, Fairmont St Andrews spent two years developing a unique three-year Junior Hotelier Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme covering all areas of hospitality. 

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Awards winning Innovative FEAT kicks off multi million-pound renovation project

Friday, 27 November 2020

Glenrothes based mental health charity Fife Employment Action Trust (FEAT) has taken over 27 acre Silverburn Park to create a mental health, employment training hub with 7.5million visitor centre for tourists and locals in the heart of Fife.

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Say thank you with the power of radio

Friday, 27 November 2020

Christmas is the perfect time of year to show gratitude to the special people in your life. So, this December why not thank your customers with a radio greeting on Kingdom FM.

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Fife College achieves best positive destination figures in Scotland

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Fife College has recorded an increase in the percentage of their students going on to positive destinations, meaning that they now have the best rate of any college in Scotland.

Figures published by the Scottish Funding Council for the 2018-19 academic year show that just under 3,000 Fife College students went on to further studies, training or in to employment once completing their course.

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Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught out by scammers. The annual tax return deadline is on 31 January 2021.

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Public Covid screening facility opens at Edinburgh Airport

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

The first public Covid screening centre at in airport in Scotland has opened at Edinburgh Airport with people able to receive fast and accurate PCR swab tests.

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Scottish National Investment Bank makes its first investment

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business and completed its first major investment.  The Scottish Government has committed to investing £2 billion over 10 years to capitalise the Bank, which will have a mission based approach and support innovative, high growth firms that have a positive impact in Scotland. It’s primary mission will be to support Scotland’s transition to net zero carbon emissions through a range of debt and equity products. 

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Tier 3 business support confirmed and more help for the self employed

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed the financial support for businesses forced to close or impacted by protective measures against Covid.  Fife is currently in Tier 3, which means that the majority of businesses are allowed to open, but with many restrictions in place on how they can trade.

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Businesses are Taking Back Control with Smart Meters

Monday, 23 November 2020

National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country, and there is an enormous pressure on their financial situation.

It’s extremely challenging to budget month to month; something which is especially true for smaller businesses, who may already be operating with limited cash flow.

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Deanestor delivers its largest ever education furniture contract

Monday, 23 November 2020

Dunfermline-based Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fitout specialists, has delivered its largest ever contract in the education sector. The £3m project was for the manufacture of bespoke furniture and fitout of the new £55m Inverurie Community Campus – one of the largest school construction projects in Scotland.

The contract was Deanestor’s third school fitout project for principal contractors, Robertson Construction.

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