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.

Campion Homes supporting the next generation

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Campion Homes is a Fife-based, family-owned new homes developer. The company is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, having opened in 1989, and has a team of over 120 directly employed staff and a strong sub-contract network.

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Consumer spending severely hit by Covid-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Consumer spending in Great Britain dropped by more than 32 per cent in the run up to the government-imposed lockdown.

A new study by researchers at the University of St Andrews and Heriot Watt University found that spending declined dramatically as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.

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Covid-19 Testing Extended

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Covid-19 testing is being extended and will now include key workers from industry.  It will include staff working on critical national infrastructure, such as energy supply and staff with essential roles in the food supply chain and food processing, medicines and pharmaceutical supply, chemicals supply chains and energy and water supply.  

Employees can book their test directly at https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/  

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Chancellor Announces Small Firms To Get 100%-Taxpayer-Backed Loans

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons the scheme would start next week, offering firms loans up to £50,000 within days of applying.

It aims to unlock a backlog of credit checks by banks amid fears many small firms could fold before getting loans. The scheme requires filling in a two-page self-certification form online.

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Talking Horse Design & Print help produce PPE visors

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

In the face of the current Covid-19 crisis companies continue to come together to innovate and produce much needed equipment, and Talking Horse Design & Print are proud to be one of these companies.

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Gray & Adams recognised with prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Following the Royal visit by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in 2017, Gray & Adams Ltd., headquartered in Fraserburgh with sites in Dunfermline, Doncaster and Belfast they are one of the UK’s premium manufacturing companies, has received further Royal recognition.

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Homelessness charity Cyrenians raises over £200,000 towards emergency appeal

Monday, 27 April 2020

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cyrenians launched an emergency appeal to enable the charity to respond effectively to the crisis. Thanks to support from individuals and businesses across Scotland, they are already over 80% of the way towards their £250,000 target.

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CHAS launch Geeky T-Shirt Day - May the Fourth 2020

Friday, 24 April 2020

Here at CHAS we are going the extra mile to make sure we can continue looking after children with life shortening conditions and their families. With the spread of COVID-19, providing the many services we ordinarily do has become incredibly difficult overnight. We are working closely with the NHS to ensure our hospices stay open, and we have recently launched the world's first virtual children’s hospice, to help families who are self-isolating or unable to visit.

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Dynamic EMS invests in key people in key areas

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Quality is a key value component within the Dynamic EMS organisation.  It is a rock function, embedded into the company’s culture.  At this time critical period, and as the company enters more and more into the manufacturing (EMS) arena for medical device equipment thanks to the company’s ISO13485 certification, Dynamic EMS made the strategic decision to invest in talented resources to strengthen its management structu

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Fife College donates PPE to support fight against Coronavirus

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Fife College has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local health and social care providers to support efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. 

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