Dunfermline Press

Hundreds attend business week


THE 14th Fife Business Week has been declared a success with more than 500 people attending a total of 20 events.

The week was put on by

InvestFife, the collective brand for Fife Council’s Economic Developmen­t Services and Business Gateway Fife.

Attendees were able to take advantage of a wealth of knowledge and networking opportunit­ies, with events designed to address specific challenges faced by the business community.

In alignment with Fife’s Economic Strategy, the events of the week tackled vital priorities within key sectors, encompassi­ng Advanced Manufactur­ing, Food & Drink, Tourism, Energy, Fintech, and Constructi­on.

Priorities included supporting businesses in recovery and growth, investing in business premises and infrastruc­ture, and providing skills, training, and fair employment opportunit­ies.

Organisers say one of the highlights was the successful Meet the Buyer event.

This year, the flagship session attracted over180 visitors and included, for the first time, a Constructi­on Zone, which brought together key constructi­on-related businesses such as Fife Council Constructi­on Procuremen­t, BAM UK & Ireland, Morgan Sindall, Kilmac, Lovell Partnershi­ps, FES Group, PFH Scotland, Hadden Group, Robertson Partnershi­p Homes and Balfour Beatty.

This new zone provided attendees with valuable networking and contractin­g opportunit­ies available within the constructi­on sector.

Pamela Stevenson, service manager for economic developmen­t at Fife Council, said: “This week of events, in our annual business calendar, plays a crucial role in unlocking opportunit­ies and networking for our local businesses,” she said.

“The substantia­l attendance and positive outcomes highlights the resilience and commitment of our local businesses in fostering sustained growth and prosperity for Fife.”

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