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Fife Youth Job Contract brings best ever year

FIFE is celebrating its best ever year for apprentices with a staggering 1,927 young people starting in the past year alone.

Fishers Services reports profits rise and appoints new managing director

Hotel laundry specialist Fishers Services, which is head-quartered in Cupar, Fife has appointed a new managing director and announced a 7.5 per cent rise in turnover.

Fife’s newest single-malt distillery topped out!

The first whisky will be produced at Fife’s new £3.5 million distillery later this year. Yesterday,Kingsbarns Distillery team joined with site contractor Colorado for a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of works on the roof of the distillery’s new home at East Newhall Farm Steading on Cambo Estate.

Fife businesses to benefit from new Assisted Areas Map

Fife Council has welcomed news that even more businesses will reap benefits from a major grant scheme which has already attracted nearly £40 million funding into Fife and created around 3,000 jobs.

Fife firm Gray Fabrication secures key contract for world’s most powerful tidal turbine

A Fife steel fabricator is to construct the “structural backbone” of the world’s most powerful tidal turbine.

First Post celebrates five years reducing clients postage costs

First Post is part of the First Scottish Group, which employs nearly 200 at its headquarters in Dalgety Bay.

New £1m workshop in Dalgety Bay for Glacier Energy Services

Oil services firm Glacier has completed its second major investment in Fife this year with the establishment of a new £1 million workshop and warehousing facility. Headquartered in Glasgow, the company is creating 10 jobs initially at its new 15,000ft2 unit at St David’s Business Park in Dalgety Bay.

UK offshore wind power expected to more than triple by 2020

UK generation of offshore wind power is expected to more than triple in the next six years, according to figures due to be unveiled at the Global Offshore wind conference in Glasgow this week at which Invest In Fife are exhibiting.

Fife firm has a hand in Disney blockbuster

SCOTTISH vintage goods retailer Scaramanga is celebrating its role in the latest Disney blockbuster, Maleficent, after finding many of the items it supplied for use in the film made the cut.

Pelamis wave breaks 10,000 hours grid connected barrier

The two Pelamis Wave Power P2 machines deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site at Billia Croo in Orkney have this week collectively reached 10,000 hours of grid-connected operations on 3 June.

All systems go for £2.5m Burntisland port development

Confirmation that Burntisland’s neglected east dock is to undergo a £2.5 million investment programme has been welcomed.

Bifab Methil a leading part of manufacturing resurgence

The BiFab fabrication yard at Methil, and others like it on the Forth, are leading the 
resurgence of British manufacturing with the construction of the first major oil and gas jacket for a generation for GDF Suez Cygnus development.

Fife Based Gray Fabrication to build hull for tidal stream turbine

Scotrenewables has contracted Fife steel roller Gray Fabrication to provide hull sections for its SR2000 floating tidal stream turbine. The Cupar business will manufacture segments for the 2MW unit’s superstructure and deliver them to a Scottish yard for final assembly. Initial components will be loaded out in September, sources said.

Ingenico re-structures after rapid growth

Point-of-sale technology firm Ingenico in Dalgety Bay has restructured its operations after a period of rapid growth.

Dunfermline-based Eclipse IP breaks ground on new £750,000 business premises.

Fife security and safety services firm, Eclipse IP is set for major expansion after breaking ground on new £750,000 business premises. The company is hoping to double turnover to more than £2 million a year once it completes its move into new purpose-built premises in Rosyth later this year. It has already outgrown two premises since it was founded seven years ago.

St Andrews University top in UK for satisfaction with teaching

St Andrews University has won third place in a ranking of UK universities in a survey compiled for The Guardian. St Andrews was judged the best in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching.

MH Engineering expands into new premises in Glenrothes

Tilly Masterson is delighted to announce a second letting of an industrial unit at Buko Business Centre. Unit 6, extending to 7,729 sq ft, has been let to MH Engineering Ltd for a period of 10 years. MH Engineering has acquired the space to facilitate relocation from their existing premises within Southfield.

Scott Group to invest in “centre of excellence” for manufacturing in Fife

Pallet and packaging firm Scott Group is to create a new “centre of excellence” for manufacturing at Burntisland following a multi-million-pound commitment made alongside port operator Forth Ports.

St Andrews Eden Brewery wins export order for China

EDEN Brewery has struck its first deal in the export market as it puts the finishing touches to a project which will triple the production capacity at its St Andrews site. The craft brewer, set up by Paul Miller in 2012, is despatching a sizeable order containing six of its beers to China this week, after impressing delegates on a recent trade mission to Scotland. And it is poised to send its first exports to the US, following leads secured by Mr Miller on a recent trip to the States as part of Tartan Week.

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