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.

The Really Useful HR Company provides support during Lockdown and beyond

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Like many of you the first few weeks of lockdown were a turbulent time for The Really Useful HR Company and Sheena Doyle FCIPD, its founder. Sheena believes that proactive, positive HR and employment law solutions are the key to sustaining profitable growth through your people. In Sheena’s words ‘putting the human back into human resources.’

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Bernie hits the right notes around Fife

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Chamber member Bernie Hewitt got back into the music business recently with a short show for the staff and residents at Headwell House care home in Dunfermline.  He said “This was an interesting gig.  I’ve been a regular on their entertainment programme for several months now, but that all stopped when the strict lockdown was imposed.  When the restrictions were eased slightly last week we decided to try an outside gig, and that worked well.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and there were no problems in main

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Covid-19 business support grants extended to more firms as closing date for applications is announced

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The Small Business Grant Fund has been extended to help more companies in need, with businesses that share properties but do not pay business rates now able to apply.  The extension will apply to firms occupying shared office spaces, business incubators or shared industrial units and who lease the space from a registered, rate-paying landlord.  Eligible businesses can apply to their local authority for a grant of u

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Covid-19 quarantine rules come into effect across the UK amid torrent of criticism

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A 14-day quarantine for all international arrivals into the UK has come into force.  It applies to anyone entering or returning to the UK by air, ferry or train.  The adoption of a blanket quarantine policy has attracted criticism from many, with fears that it will undermine UK connectivity, slow international trade and make it significantly harder for airlines, airports and tourism businesses to recover from Covid-19. 

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St Andrews top in new university rankings

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s top university and one of the top three in the UK, according to a new league table published.

The Complete University Guide 2021 ranks St Andrews as the top university in Scotland, a few points behind rivals Oxford and Cambridge who take second and first place respectively, in the annual assessment of universities’ teaching and research strengths.

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Cyrenians delivers over one million meals during Covid19 outbreak

Monday, 8 June 2020

Before covid19, the Cyrenians’ depot, operated in partnership with FareShare, was delivering around 50 tonnes of food a month. Across the road, their Community Cook School provided classes to those at-risk of, or with experience of, homelessness, and hosted a series of popular supper clubs to help support the charity.

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Brand refresh for WJM as law firm gears up to help clients post Covid

Thursday, 4 June 2020

A Scottish law firm has unveiled a new look brand identity that underlines its commitment to delivering a quality service for clients in the face of the current pandemic.  

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) carried out extensive research with staff which has shaped a suite of new marketing assets.

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McDonald Water Storage celebrate 75 years in business & still innovating

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

McDonald Water Storage is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. Having transformed from its beginnings in the world of engineering, it became known worldwide for its plumbing systems.

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Message from Fife Chamber President

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The last few months have been difficult for all of us as we have changed and consolidated our businesses to deal with the effects of Covid-19.  Fife Chamber has done everything it can to help members adjust and, unfortunately in too many cases, just survive through this upheaval.

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College manufactured safety visors helping keep communities protected

Monday, 1 June 2020

Safety visors manufactured by Fife College have been playing a supporting role in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.

Face shields and clips, created using state-of-the-art 3D printers in modified engineering labs, have been distributed to hundreds of front-line clinical and care staff in hospitals, health centres and care homes across the region and further afield.

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