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The Fife Economy Partnership is delighted to host Fife Business Week to promote business opportunities for companies of all sizes and in all sectors.

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Events will take place across Fife and the vast majority are free to attend.

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Welcome to the seventh Fife Business Week.

SUPPORTING NEW AND ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES for future success is the theme of this year´s Fife Business Week.

Now in its seventh year, featuring a range of events to support individuals and businesses, it will also provide opportunities for companies to come together to network and exchange ideas.

The Fife Economy Partnership is ambitious to see the local economy flourish and thanks to our partners, we are set to deliver a comprehensive line up of events that will enable businesses to access the range of public and private sector support agencies, business experts and entrepreneurs to help move their businesses forward and secure future success.stephen doran

Fife’s main business event offers a broad range of seminars and workshops, covering important issues for the local economy and is once again set to be the highlight of the Kingdom’s business calendar. Sessions take place across Fife and the vast majority are free to attend.

We look forward to welcoming all businesses and delivering a successful week of business events.

Stephen Doran
Chair of the Fife Economy Partnership



Fife Business Week runs from 7 - 11 November 2016.
Day 1
07 Nov 2016
Day 2
08 Nov 2016
Day 3
09 Nov 2016
Day 4
10 Nov 2016
Day 5
11 Nov 2016

Celebrating Developing Young Workforce in Fife

The event will involve a workshop session to explore the ideas of businesses and how they can engage with schools/college to influence the curriculum. By doing this more effectively, DYW activity will ensure that young people are better equipped with the skills that businesses in Fife need.

Attracting, Engaging, Retaining Your People

Come along to our 1-day workshop and let us take the fear factor out of the People Development process. Tap into our experience and expertise and let us help you.


By the end of the workshop you will be able to introduce or improve your financial record keeping system and improve how you manage your finances.

Smart Tech saves Businesses £s – learn more at this “Home of the Future”

This Energy Assessor’s showcase property is a mini power station of smart technologies which also fuels a fleet of 3 plug-in vehicles – its energy bills reflect the benefits of investing to save, applicable to businesses as well as householders.

Invest in Fife Annual Property Event

Come and join us over lunch for the Annual Invest in Fife Property Event which will provide an update on the latest trends and developments in the Scottish and Fife Property Market. We will then finish with a tour of principle developments and opportunities in and around the Rosyth and Dunfermline area.

Running a new business… Food, waste and health and safety legislation …what you need to know.

Come and have a coffee and a chat with us and we can tell you how you can save money. Starting up and running a new business can be daunting and expensive enough. Food safety legislation, waste regulations and health & safety may apply to your business. We will explain what legislation does or doesn’t apply to your business. We will tell you what you do or don’t need to do.

Cyber Security Essentials & Business Resilience

It’s now official! The national crime agency have issued a report showing that Cybercrime and computer misuse now outstrip all other forms of crime affecting people. 53% of all reported crime is computer related. What is even more worrying is that the majority of cybercrime goes unreported.

Pensions Auto-enrolment Overview

Thomson Cooper systems and software expert, Partner Elaine Cromwell, will be delivering this seminar in Dunfermline. The event aims to help employers prepare for implementing a pension scheme for their employees. Automatic - or auto - enrolment means every employer must enrol eligible staff into a qualifying pension scheme.

Make Your B2B/B2C Website an Online Sales Machine

If you are not familiar with what an ‘Online Marketing Funnel’ is then the easiest and Jargon free way to explain it is – A structured sales path to turn a cold audience into prospects and customers. But how do you do this whilst you are busy actually running your business?

Breakfast Seminar – How To Grow Your Business Using The UKs #1 Cloud Business Software

This breakfast seminar will highlight how using the right IT solution for your business will help drive sales, save time and reduce costs. Cooper Software will present the UK’s #1 cloud solution, NetSuite, highlighting the importance and the value of a cloud based business management software to any small to medium sized businesses that is looking to grow.

Business Breakfast – Alternative Sources of Funding for Innovative SMEs

This fast paced interactive session will give participants a good understanding of a number of sources of funding, not usually considered by innovative growing SMEs. Short presentations combined with ample opportunities for Q&As will definitely give you food for thought and clarity on the funding options open to your business.

How the CIPD can support new and growing businesses in Fife

Come along to this breakfast meeting to hear how the CIPD can support new and growing businesses in Fife through a range of services at a branch and national level.

Producing Engaging Content – Digital Boost

Even if you are not traditionally in the business of providing content, it’s important to have good-quality articles or even nuggets of useful information on your website and elsewhere to drive customer engagement and help you stand out from your competitors.

Advertising with Social Media – For Social Enterprise Businesses

Want to quickly build a relevant fan base or an active email list? Want to generate sales straight away? You should consider using paid social media advertising to help supplement your organic activities, in order to achieve your business objectives.

Explore Enterprise

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week and thinking about starting your own business?

Get More Done – Top Tips on How to Make the Most of IT

Practical examples of how you can get more done and make your work more enjoyable with the help of simple, free and low-cost add-on applications.

How to Manage Absence in your Workplace

At The HR Booth we work with a range of clients supporting them on how to manage their people effectively. Unfortunately, sometimes it is necessary to manage absence. This workshop will equip you with the skills required to conduct an effective return to work interview, manage short-term and long-term absence.

Exploring Succession Options/ Transitioning to Employee

Exploring Succession Options - An exploration of the options available to owners wishing to withdraw from their business. This is followed by - Succession: Practical Considerations which covers some of the practical considerations that all business owners thinking about succession should consider as part of their exit plan which, dependent upon the nature of the sale, may differ.

Social Media Surgeries

Have questions about social media? Then book an appointment with Florizel Media and we’ll give you some answers.

Transformational Change

How do you get the very best out of an organisation? This Clinic challenges assumptions and goes into what Leaders really need to be doing to make transformational change a reality in their organisations. Full of practical insights and systematic approaches grounded in current experience, this Clinic is for the those who want to be both radical and secure in their actions.

The Value of Family Business

Family businesses in Fife deliver value far in excess of just the revenue and employment they create. Showcasing the value created, the values that drive them & the challenge of balancing the needs of family and business this event will explore key themes from the recent Annual Scottish Family Business Survey initiated by Family Business United, giving you the chance to meet other family businesses and share your experiences.

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2016

Join practitioners from across the country, UK and worldwide to learn and share best practice for towns. The only gathering of around 200 professionals with direct influence and responsibility for policy making and strategic delivery across Scotland’s towns.

Re-aligning your Business Strategy

Come along to our 1-day workshop and let us take the fear factor out of the Strategic Planning Process. Our course tutor will help dispel the myths about Strategy and leave you confident, inspired and ready to implement a revitalised Strategic Planning Process in your organisation.

Start-up: Accelerate Your New Business!

During this exciting event, which Acorn Enterprise is running in partnership with Liberty Business Centres, we will explore what running your own business is really like. Acorn Enterprise are the experts in accelerating start-up businesses and we promise we'll give you inspiration, resources and practical tools to boost your new venture. Followed by a networking lunch.

Celebrating Good Work in Fife

Healthy Working Lives Fife would like to invite you and representatives from your organisation to attend the Celebrating Good Work in Fife Event. The event will promote the benefits of "good work" and showcase good practice from workplaces across Fife. There will also be time to network with other organisations, and to share ideas and approaches to improving workplace health, safety and wellbeing.

Make Your B2B/B2C Website an Online Sales Machine.

Scottish businesses are discovering that “Online Marketing Funnels” are changing the way to cost-effectively acquire leads, prospects and online sales. These sessions will help you grow your business online.

Competitor Intelligence using Social Media

Hands-on workshop where you can check out your competitors on social media and learn how to use the information to improve your social media marketing.

PR on a Shoestring

This workshop explores how businesses can generate maximum publicity for themselves with minimum spend.

It’s time to transition – ISO 14001:2015 won’t wait for you!

Mabbett and Associates Ltd (Mabbett) is a leading independent international environmental, engineering, health and safety and sustainability consultancy. Mabbett will lead this seminar where your questions will be answered by experienced EMS Consultants who are already actively supporting many companies with all aspects of the transition.

Meet the Buyer Event; Exploring Diversification in Priority Sectors

You will have the opportunity to meet with up to 20 buyers from the Prime and Tier 1 companies interested in engaging with potential new suppliers and exploring collaborative commercial arrangements.

Community Enterprise in Action

Promoting Community Enterprise in Fife - Come along and explore what BRAG can do to help you set up your own enterprise wither it’s a social enterprise or a private company. If it’s going to have social impact we want to help.

Employers Expectations

Providing an overview of Fife Employability and training consortium and the benefits to both prospective clients and employers.

Building Effective Training Programmes to Grow Your Business – Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Workshop

TNA’s are a vital prerequisite for any effective training programme. Simply throwing training together may not fulfil your needs or might cover areas that are not essential.

Business Breakfast with Paul Wheelhouse MSP Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy

Invitation only - Business Breakfast with Paul Wheelhouse MSP Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy

Social Enterprise Business Development Conference

Following the success of last year’s “Meet the Funder” event the Fife Social Enterprise Network, in partnership with Fife Council, are holding an expanded Funding workshop event this year. The theme of the day will be Business support, the Empowerment Bill and Access to Funding.

The Three Big Questions You Should Ask Your Customers

As your business grows so too does the task of delivering excellent customer care. This workshop will introduce you to techniques and tools you can use to plan to ensure your customer care doesn’t falter as your business expands.

Getting Ready to Export

Entering the global marketplace can be a great move for your business but getting started can seem a minefield of potential errors and mistakes can be costly.

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