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Welcome to issue 6 of fbm Update

In this issue pages, we showcase local businesses adapting and preparing for the ‘new normal’ as they reopen, recover or, maybe even, ramp up their operations! Many businesses have reopened already and, with tourism expected to follow in the coming weeks, there is an abundance of guidance and advice available for businesses seeking to operate during COVID-19 restrictions.

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Raytheon UK’s STEM ambassadors are missing interacting with budding STEM learners across the UK via its normal engagement opportunities. However, they have been busy creating a STEM activity booklet for families to do at home. It is packed full of fun activities and suitable for all. The resources have been shared across Fife schools - Primary and Secondary level - to help ensure a diverse range of learning activities is available for young people learning at home.

SDP Success Stories: Keela Supplies COVID-19 PPE to NHS Scotland

Keela has gone from strength to strength in winning public sector work with support from Supplier Development Programme Scotland

Based in Fife, Keela employs 100 staff and is a leading technical outdoor brand and manufacturer of protective clothing and accessories for blue light emergency services around the world.


Right now, most workplaces across Fife and, indeed, the rest of Scotland are vacant while employees, where possible, work from home. But, when businesses get the go ahead to return to work, workplaces will look very different. Gone are the days – for now at least – of hot-desking and open plan offices; face to face meetings are being overtaken by remote meetings; and working hours will likely be staggered to reduce the number of people in an office at any given time.

Welcome to Issue 5 of fbm Update!

Welcome to Issue 5 of fbm Update! Here we are in the middle of June, and the message from the Scottish Government remains to stay at home but, with the possibility of lockdown easing in the coming weeks, businesses are starting to plan for reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Scottish Government is regularly unveiling new guidance for businesses, offering advice on the essential equipment, services and measures needed to create the right conditions for safer workplaces. All the latest information, guidance and advice is available online via The Scottish Government, Fife Council

and Business Gateway Fife.

In this issue of fbm Update, we showcase yet more examples of some of the superb initiatives and exciting adaptations taking place within businesses in Fife. Read on to find out more!

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