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 [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Award Win Reflects Increase in Student Satisfaction at Fife College

Friday, 22 June 2018

Over 90% of students attending Fife College this year are satisfied with their college experience, a number that is on the increase thanks to a range of initiatives including promoting student health and wellbeing.

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Green Champions

Friday, 22 June 2018

Tim Thomson and Andrew Hubbocks from the Vine Conference Centre in Dunfermline took part in a training day at Edinburgh Zoo yesterday (20th June 2018) with Resource Efficient Scotland.

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Chamber member’s sales workshop is university recognised

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Experienced sales professionals without degrees now have a new asset they can gain to bolster their sales effectiveness and as recognition of prior learning thanks to Chamber member.

The two-day practice-based sales workshop has been developed by Peter Waggott, an experienced sales coach and executive who’s worked in B2B sales for blue chip companies in the UK, Europe and North America.

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Rennies Coaches partner with Kelty Hearts FC as the club’s official transport partner

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Rennies Coaches has joined forces with East of Scotland Football League champions, Kelty Hearts FC to become their official transport partner.  The team’s official new mode of transport will be a 55 seat luxury executive Van hool Astromega coach.  Maroon in colour to match team colours, the vehicle has already been affectionately dubbed #themaroonmachine by officials at the club.

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When your people need support for muscles, bones and joints

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

A modern lifestyle can often lead to long hours spent sitting. So it's no surprise that problems with muscles, joints and bones are among the most common reasons for needing time off work *.  Regardless of the cause, if someone in your workplace suffers a musculoskeletal condition and has to take time off work, you’ll be a person down.  And in a small business, that can have a real knock on effect, because every employee really counts.

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Queen Anne High School - Developing our Young Workforce

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Queen Anne High School are hoping to engage with local businesses to help enhance our pupils Life and Employability Skills appropriate to that sector. 

We are hoping to organise either a 'Careers Workshop Day' or themed days e.g. 'Trade Day' or 'Customer Service Day' depending on business interest. 

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New Edition of Popular St Andrews Visitor Guide

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The new edition of the hugely popular St Andrews Visitor Guide is now being circulated throughout the town. Produced by Stayinstandrews, the Hotel & Guesthouse Association of St Andrews, the small, but information packed A6 guide is very popular with visitors and universally supported by town businesses and attractions.

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BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis. The BCC has also downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.5% to 1.4%.

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Kingdom Housing Association secures £85 million new loan for housing development in Fife 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bill Banks, CEO Kingdom Housing Association

Kingdom Housing Association has secured a significant funding package under a debut private placement which secures its development programme of over 1,100 homes until the end of 2019-20.

The funding package amounted to £85 million of borrowing which is being provided by institutional investors jointly for a period of 30 years with repayment in 2048 and 2049.

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Cheers All Round for Diageo Student Scholarship!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Two lucky Fife College students have been given a great boost to their future careers thanks to engineering scholarships awarded by world leading premium drinks business, Diageo.

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