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.

Diageo looks to bright future with major solar energy plans at packaging plants

Monday, 26 July 2021

Planning permission submitted for extensive on-site solar array to power Diageo’s Leven packaging plant in Fife with renewable energy

Diageo has applied for planning permission for a major new on-site solar energy farm at its Leven packaging plant in Fife. Subject to consent by Fife Council, the plans would see 12,000 solar panels capable of producing 4MW of electricity installed on vacant land at the 150-acre plant, which produces 40 million cases of premium spirits each year.

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“Fire and rehire” practices under fire. What do Fife employers need to know about workers’ rights?

Friday, 23 July 2021

  • Workers’ rights are once again under the spotlight as Acas reports on “fire and rehire” practices.
  • Government will not currently legislate against the so called “bully-boy” fire and rehire tactics but is setting up a new workers’ rights watchdog.
  • The as yet unnamed watchdog will combine three existing regulatory bodies to crack down on workers’ rights abuses.

Fire and rehire refers to a practice where employers having been unable to get agreement through consultation, terminate the contracts of empl

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Fife College backs Race to Zero Campaign

Friday, 23 July 2021

Fife College has joined a global campaign which aims to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, and regions to ensure a healthy, resilient, zero carbon future for the planet.

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How smaller retailers can avoid spending more than they have to

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

The outlook is tough; however here’s one simple step to control your outgoings

We have all heard about how the high street is under immense pressure, with smaller retailers taking the brunt of the impact of challenging trading conditions.

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New owners and growth plans for Narvida

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Dunfermline’s Narvida is being given a new lease of life, having been recently acquired by Perth-based Edwards Engineering. The fabrication business will see a sizable investment, as the new owners look to improve processes and productivity.

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Government aviation policy yet to take off

Monday, 19 July 2021

Aviation sector gets a raw deal from Government

Many business sectors have suffered during the pandemic but few have had such a tough time as aviation.  This is a sector that was a direct and indirect generator of huge amounts of economic activity and prosperity  prior to Covid, and one that should play a pivotal role in the recovery.  Aviation accesibility provided by Edinburgh Airport and the other main airports in Scotland directly supports over 200,000 visitor economy jobs.  It conne

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Fire Safety Compliance – Returning to the Workplace

Monday, 19 July 2021

As we begin to recover and move back into the workplace environment, safety remains a key focus.

David Stapley, Principal Consultant at Fireshield Services has received a number of enquiries over recent weeks from businesses preparing to welcome back employees.

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Scotland moves to Level 0 today!

Monday, 19 July 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that Scotland moves down to level zero restrictions from  today, Monday 19 July.

The First Minister told the Scottish Parliament the vaccination programme meant restrictions could be eased as planned, but with some modifications.

Face masks will remain mandatory in public indoor settings, and the gradual return to office work has been delayed until 9 August.

What are the rules in level 0?

You can meet socially in groups:

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Carrick Management awarded Platinum Resource Efficiency Pledge by Zero Waste Scotland

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Carrick Management is pleased to have reached Platinum in their Resource Efficiency Pledge, accredited by Zero Waste Scotland. The Pledge demonstrates a commitment to using Scotland’s resources - such as water, energy and raw materials - efficiently. The nationwide Pledge is a scheme backed by Scottish Government to help Scottish businesses use energy, water and raw materials more efficiently throughout their operations.

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Furniture scholarship awards help build brighter future for students

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Three Fife College students have received a boost after becoming the latest recipients of the Claremont Office Furniture Scholarship.

Awarded through the College’s Adam Smith Foundation, the scholarship is offered by Glasgow based Claremont Office Furniture to support Furniture and Interior Design students with their studies.

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