Feb
28
Wed
Find out how a Modern Apprentice can help your business @ The Old Course Hotel
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

People doing business in North East Fife can learn how Modern Apprentices can help their business, and Scotland, at St Andrews Business Club’s next business learning event on February 28.

 

At the learning lunch, to be held at The Old Course Hotel from 12.30pm, John McFarlane, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator responsible for the Modern Apprenticeship programme at Fife Council, and Heather Brown, Co-ordinator for Foundation Apprenticeship at Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife, will teach attendees about the features, benefits and costs of Modern Apprenticeships.

 

Anyone wanting to learn about this important business topic for business, as well as network, is asked to book via Eventbrite.

 

A full list of this season’s events, most of which are now open to non-members, can be found at www.standrewsbusinessclub.co.uk

 

 

About St Andrews Business Club

St Andrews Business Club is the place in North-East Fife to meet and learn for business.

 

Its strength is the breadth of its membership, who as individuals are involved in a wide range of business interests, local, national and in some instances global.

 

It sees its goal as complementary to the other business associations in St Andrews, and has the broad objective of helping to stimulate interest in business for the benefit of the local economy, recognising the strengths and advantages of St Andrews locally and the brand influence of the St Andrews name throughout the world.

 

St Andrews Business Club began in 1950 and during its history it has attracted many prominent speakers from different walks of life, including such names as Sir Menzies Campbell MP, Andy Irvine, Tom Farmer and Former Lord Advocate Lord Mulholland.

 

Mar
2
Fri
Webinar: Business opportunities in Ireland
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this insightful webinar to uncover fresh opportunities to grow your business in Ireland.

 

Organised by Scottish Enterprise in conjunction with West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, the webinar will cover:

  • An overview of the Irish market
  • Opportunities in key sectors
  • Advice on “dos and don’ts” for first-time exporters
  • Q&A with the speakers.

 

You’ll also hear about Scottish Enterprise’s proposed market visit to Ireland in April 2018.

 

Click for more information and to register to take part in the event.

 

 

Mar
14
Wed
Women’s Enterprise Scotland Leadership Masterclass 2 of 4 – Leadership & Motivating Others @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The second of four workshops comprising the 2018 Fife Women’s Leadership Programme.

 

A repeat of the successful pilot held in Fife last year, the 12 month programme is designed specifically for female business owners in Fife who wish to grow their business and involves four workshops accompanied by online content and support – download the programme flyer for more information..

 

Co-ordinated by Business Gateway Fife on behalf of Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, workshops will be delivered by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

 

This second workshop will help you increase your confidence in leadership by identifying your own leadership style and developing your leadership and management skills.

 

Click for more information and to book a place.

 

The other workshops in the programme take place on:

 

 

 

 

Mar
22
Thu
Free advice to help your business and get some hints and tips on submitting a successful entry to VIBES @ Double Tree by HIlton
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Many businesses are trying to distinguish themselves from their competitors. They want to attract new clients and win new markets.

Getting the recognition for your good environmental practices through VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards could be the solution. The application process is free. All applicants receive tailored feedback with details of free support available.

A series of events are taking place throughout March and April where you will be able to learn about good environmental practices, support available and our application process. These events are free to attend and will include presentations from previous winners who will give a personal insight into their VIBES experience and the innovative work that won them recognition.

This event is being held in Fife in partnership with Green Business Fife.

Hear about some of the free advice that is available to help your business and get some hints and tips on submitting a successful entry to VIBES.

You will also hear case studies from past local winners: Diageo and Peeltech.

The application process for VIBES 2018 will open on 13th of March and closes on 27th April at 5pm.

Please contact vibes@sepa.org.uk with any questions or visit www.vibes.org,uk for more information.

Mar
28
Wed
Exporting is GREAT – Forth Ports Rosyth @ Forth Ports
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Do you want to start exporting, but don’t know how?  Are you getting your product to market in the most direct, efficient and cost effective way? Are you using the best incoterms for your business model?

 

Come along to the Department for International Trade’s Exporting is GREAT Export Hub on Wednesday 28 March at Forth Ports in Rosyth.

 

This event, hosted by Forth Ports Rosyth and organised in partnership with Scottish Enterprise,  will provide information on:

  • How your business can export and the benefits of selling overseas.
  • The key steps and processes you need to think about.
  • The support available to help you take your first or next step.

 

 

There will be presentations from Scottish Enterprise, Forth Ports and export ambassadors.  The event will be followed by a networking lunch where you can meet local port service providers and trade professionals.

 

Spaces are limited, so register for the event today.

Apr
11
Wed
Introduction to working with the public sector @ Flexspace Kirkcaldy
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Level 1 (Beginner) Supplier Development Programme workshop is a first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders.

 

How well do you know the public sector? This introductory module is recommended for anyone new to bidding. It provides a comprehensive overview of the public sector marketplace in Scotland and beyond and introduces the concept of tendering and procurement.

 

Key topics:

  • Overview of the structure of the public sector in Scotland, Rest of UK and Europe
  • Why work with the public sector?
  • Introduce the concept of procurement and tender procedures
  • Finding opportunities
  • What you will be expected to provide
  • Introduce concept of consortium/partnership working

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You are new to bidding and working with the public sector
  • You want to refresh your knowledge of the public sector in Scotland
  • You want to learn how to work with the public sector.

 

Click for more information and book your place. Places are free for SMEs and 3rd sector organisations who are registered with the Supplier Development Programme.  Register free today.

 

May
16
Wed
An Introduction to Tendering @ Carnegie Conference Centre
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Begin to look at the tender process in detail at this Level 1 (Beginner) workshop.  

 

Introduction to Tendering takes you through the tender process from start to finish. From finding contracts, responding to opportunities, the selection stage, award criteria and debriefing, this comprehensive beginner-level course will tell you everything you need to start bidding for public contracts.

 

Key topics:

  • Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)
  • Participating in a Quick Quote
  • Contract thresholds values
  • Tender procedures and processes
  • Bid/no bid process
  • European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [previously PQQ]

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You are new to bidding
  • You want to understand the tender process and what documents you will need
  • You want to understand how to complete the ESPD.

 

Click for more information and book your place. Places are free for SMEs and 3rd sector organisations who are registered with the Supplier Development Programme.  Register free today.

Women’s Enterprise Scotland Leadership Masterclass 3 of 4 – Managing Change @ Enterprise Hub Fife
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The third of four workshops comprising this year’s 2018 Fife Women’s Leadership Programme

 

A repeat of the successful pilot held in Fife last year, the 12 month programme is designed specifically for female business owners in Fife who wish to grow their business and involved four workshops accompanied by online content and support – download the programme flyer for more information.

 

Co-ordinated by Business Gateway Fife on behalf of Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, the workshops will be delivered by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

 

This third workshop will look at how to manage change effectively.

 

Click for more information and to book your place.

 

The other workshops in the programme take place on :

Jun
20
Wed
Using Public Contracts Scotland and other portals @ Business Gateway Glenrothes
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.

 

Public Contracts Scotland is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. This workshop will help you ensure you are comfortable using this site as well as other portals throughout the UK and Europe.

Key topics:

  • Quick Quotes
  • Supplier Profile
  • PCS-Tender
  • Rest of UK, EU and private sector portals (Contracts Finder, Sell2Wales, Tenders Electronic Daily, Contracts.Mod)

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have never used the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website
  • You have used PCS and want to make sure you are making the most of the site.

Click for more information and book your place. Places are free for SMEs and 3rd sector organisations who are registered with the Supplier Development Programme.  Register free today.

 

Sep
5
Wed
Women’s Enterprise Scotland Leadership Masterclasses 4 of 4 – Leading for Success @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The final in a series of four workshops comprising the 2018 Fife Women’s Leadership Programme.

 

A repeat of the successful pilot held download the programme flyer for more information.in Fife last year, the 12 month programme is designed specifically for female business owners in Fife who wish to grow their business and involves four workshops accompanied by online content and support – download the programme flyer for more information.

 

Co-ordinated by Business Gateway Fife on behalf of Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, the workshops will be delivered by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

 

This workshop will help you put together all of the knowledge and skills from earlier sessions to develop your own action plan for growth.

 

Click for more information and to book your place.

 

The other workshops in the programme take place on: