Low Carbon Challenge Fund

Scottish Enterprise is hosting this information session to help potential applicants to the Low Carbon Challenge Fund.


The Low Carbon Challenge Fund offers academic institutions, public bodies and third sector organisations in the Lowlands and Uplands (LUPS) area of Scotland competitive grant funding to support initiatives that will help SMEs in Scotland to unlock opportunities arising from the climate emergency and contribute towards Scotland’s target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.


Up to £6 milliom of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant funding is currently available.


This information session will consist of a short presentation outlining the application process and will also provide an opportunity to ask questions.


To register your attendance, please email – lccf@scotent.co.uk


If you are unable to attend this session, you can watch a short pre-recorded presentation via webinar.  The link will be available here from 10am Tuesday 28 January 2020.


Your Workforce is Your Wealth Seminar

Fife’s second ‘Your Workforce is Your Wealth’ Seminar will take place on Thursday 6 February from 9-11.30am at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY.


The seminar will take place on ‘Time to Talk’ Day 2020 and will focus on the importance of taking care of your employees’ mental wellbeing and how to gain confidence in knowing how to create a mentally health workplace.


There will be a range of local support agencies present that can provide practical advice and help to enhance your business and support your staff.


Keynote speakers include:

  • Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health
  • Paul Sheerin, Scottish Engineering
  • John Penman, Fife Fabrications


The event is aimed at company senior leaders and HR managers.  Places are limited to two per business.


Click for more information and to book your place.


Sustainability – benefitting your business & the planet

St Andrews Business Club’s first event of the New Year focuses on how business practices can be made more environmentally sound with talks from three guest speakers:

  • Fiona Flynn, Resource Efficient Scotland
  • Reseda Muir, Muir Walker Pride
  • David Stutchfield, University of St Andrews.


Learn ways in which you can make your business have less environmental impact and how to market your ‘greenness’.


Book your place by 6pm on Tuesday 21 January.




Tay Cities Meet the Buyer 2020

Come along to the Tay Cities ‘Meet the Public Sector Buyer’ event and learn more about future contracts and when they are coming up in Tayside’s Public Services.


You will have the opportunity to meet buyers face-to-face and talk about your business.  You’ll also be able to find out more about Public Contracts Scotland and the support and training available through the Supplier Development Programme.


This drop-in event is being organised for local businesses which wish to engage with Angus, Perth & Kinross, Dundee City and Fife Councils as well as many other buyers and Tier 1 contractors.


Registration is recommended.

Extreme Weather Business Resilience Event

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre invites you to an event to help you a your businesses be more resilient to extreme weather.


This free event will see a variety of influential speakers highlight a range of business resilience and continuity issues and solutions that arise from extreme weather.


The full agenda will be release shortly.


The event is supported by SEStran and Tactran.


Click here for more information and to reserve your place.


The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) exists to create a secure environment where businesses can trade securely regardless of size and sector.

Packaging Innovations

This event showcases the whole packaging supply chain under one rood through a series of co-located events.


Interested in joining the Fife stand at this event? For more information about this and other Fife Council supported events email ec.dev@fife.gov.uk


For information about Packaging Innovations visit https://www.packagingbirmingham.com/


Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the UK and a major pan-European showcase for new technology in machinery, product equipment, electronic production and assembly, tooling and components as well as subcontract services across a wide range of industry.


Interested in joining the Fife stand at this event?    For more information about this and other Fife Council supported events email ec.dev@fife.gov.uk


For information about Southern Manufacturing visit https://www.industrysouth.co.uk/



Fife Business Awards – Awards Ceremony

Dinner and awards ceremony for the 2020 Fife Business Awards organised by the Fife Chamber of Commerce in association with Blackadders and the University of Dundee Graduate Apprenticeships.



Scottish Enterprise Business Briefing & Breakfast

Fife Chamber of Commerce’s Business Briefing and Breakfast event series starts with Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise.  He will set out his vision for achieving a more confident and resilient economy and he’ll explain how SE grant funding, international networks and expert knowledge will be used more effectively to give faster and better support to create the next generation of Scottish business champions.



The event is free for members of the Fife Chamber of Commerce.  There is a small charge for non-members.