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.

Fife Business Awards: Kingdom’s businesses stepping up to support our aspiring champions

Monday, 24 May 2021

The business community is already getting fully behind the 2022 Fife Business Awards

The 2022 Fife Business Awards will be launched on 7th June and the Kingdom’s businesses are already demonstrating their support for the region’s biggest and most prestigious awards.  Blackadders have signed up to be a Principal Sponsor for another year, joined for the first time by MHA Henderson Loggie. Sponsors have also been confirmed for ten of the 13 award categories. 

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The Green Business Revolution

Monday, 24 May 2021

Ahead of the UN climate change conference (COP26) hosted in Glasgow this year, small businesses from across the UK are invited to join the green business revolution and commit to becoming more sustainable.

By November, the aim is for as many UK small businesses as possible to join the UN’s ‘Race to Zero’, a global effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we all generate to zero by 2050.

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New President and Vice-President at Fife Chamber of Commerce

Monday, 24 May 2021

Fife Chamber of Commerce members elected Janet McIntyre as President and Colin Brown as Vice-President at their AGM, held online on 20th May.

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Fife College named as finalist in two categories at Herald Higher Education Awards 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

Fife College has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Herald Higher Education Awards.

The College has been recognised in the Innovative Use of Technology and Enhancing Student Learning categories for their efforts to support learning during a challenging academic year.

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Bank of Scotland Academy Launches - Helping Scotland's Businesses Prosper

Friday, 21 May 2021

The Bank of Scotland believes every Scottish business should have the ability, access and opportunity to thrive using modern technology. So, the bank created the Bank of Scotland Academy to support Scottish businesses to recover, prosper and progress.

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Reduced emissions mean working from home is the new normal for Zero Waste Scotland

Friday, 21 May 2021

Zero Waste Scotland introduces a new working model based on the majority of staff staying away from the office.

The organisation said changes made because of the Covid-19 pandemic had accelerated  a review of working practices already being carried out internally. 

The internal study found that more than two thirds of its own carbon emissions came from staff travelling to work. Like most businesses it has used software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to enable remote working. 

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One month left to join VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme

Friday, 21 May 2021

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join online to pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said yesterday

The online portal for the new payment scheme closes on 21 June 2021.

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Sam's Wellbeing on Wheels rolls out across Fife

Friday, 21 May 2021

 

Fife-based mental health drop in service, Sam’s, has announced a series of wellbeing events set to take place across the Kingdom next month in partnership with Stagecoach East Scotland.

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Three Deanestor projects win Scottish property awards

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Dunfermline-based Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fitout specialists, has provided furniture and fitout services for three projects which have won awards at this year’s Scottish Property Awards.

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Roadmap out of lockdown

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Begbie Traynor guide for Covid-19 distressed businesses

The series of national lockdowns implemented due to Covid-19 plunged businesses into hibernation, particularly the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industry. As we ease out of another lockdown, social distancing measures continue to reduce customer capacity, resulting in an extensive overhaul of business operations, the practical roll-out of services and the reopening of shops.

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