Feb
20
Wed
Selling your business? Why not sell to your employees? @ The Lighthouse
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Planning to sell your business?

 

Come along to this event organised by Scottish Enterprise to find out whether an employee buyout could work for your business.

 

Hear luxury resort Auchrannie and design and digital agency P4P explain what they considered in choosing employee ownership and how things have worked for them.

 

Andrew Harrison, Co-ownership Solutions, will also talk through all ownership succession options, including employee ownership.

 

Click for more information and to book your place.

 

This is the final in a series of four workshops organised by Scottish Enterprise which explore succession planning and employee ownership.  Click for information on the programme.

Feb
21
Thu
Workplace Innovation – Creating the right working environment @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Find out how to improve productivity and efficiency in your business through Workplace Innovation – change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

 

This is the second event in a series of three Workplace Innovation Workshops run by Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway.

 

At this interactive workshop on creating the right working environment through Place, find out how you can:

  • Create a workspace people look forward to coming to every day.
  • Develop a culture that fits with your business’ core values.
  • Foster a sense of collaboration and encourage open innovation.
  • Successfully navigate and integrate appropriate IT solutions to improve productivity and growth.

 

The workshops are practical in nature and at the end you will have at least 1 action/idea you can take away and develop in your own business.

 

These workshops are suitable for business leaders within growing businesses in Scotland who are presently dealing with issues around the above topics such as leadership, staff engagement and culture.

 

Find out more and book your place here.

Feb
27
Wed
Packaging Innovations 2019, Birmingham – Learning Journey @ NEC, Birmingham
Feb 27 all-day

Fife Council’s Economic Development Team are organising a one day Learning Journey for businesses to attend Packaging Innovations in Birmingham following a visit earlier this year to the London Show;

 

  • 27th February 2019 = 8.40am flight – arriving in Birmingham at 9.55am (show starts at 10am)
  • 27th February 2019 = 6.35pm flight – arriving in Edinburgh at 7.50pm (show finishes at 5pm)

 

Packaging Innovations 2019, Birmingham, NEC (27-28 February 2019)

 

It’s such an exciting time for the packaging industry, as it’s constantly evolving and working to meet consumer demands. New trends are always being uncovered, and that’s why attending Packaging Innovations (inc Ecopack and Contract Pack) is so important to your business. With a special focus on sustainability and innovation, brands and retailers can discover the latest designs, meet the very best suppliers and take their brand to the next level.

 

All under one roof you can meet over 300 of the industry leading suppliers, listen in on free-to-attend inspiring seminars, plus mingle with your peers in unparalleled networking opportunities.

 

Co-located with Empack and Label&Print, Packaging Innovations is the unmissable event for any member of the packaging industry looking to take their packaging to the next level. Meet, learn, discuss and create new ideas through an array of show features that will engage, educate, entertain and inspire you!

 

This will be great opportunity to look at your supply chain and potential future collaboration as well as discovering new trends.  If this is something that would be of interest to you please get in touch with Dot Smith to discuss further.  Limited spaces are available.

Mar
12
Tue
Preparing to export for food and drink companies @ Lindores Abbey Distillery
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need help to start exporting to grow your food and drink business internationally? Learn more about exporting at our introductory workshop in Newburgh, Fife, on the 12th March, in partnership with Fife Economy Partnership and Tay Cities International Partnership.

The workshop has been designed specifically for food and drink businesses new to exporting. Fast-track your skills, while gaining knowledge of: international market research, routes to market, international finance, contracts and logistics. It’s the perfect primer for a company thinking about international growth.

What are the benefits?

• How to effectively research and exploit international opportunities
• What market entry options are right for your business
• How to effectively navigate export documentation, from developing your international pricing strategy to what currency to be paid in
• How to develop your value proposition for your international customer
• Next steps for your business

You’ll also benefit from having the resources to develop your own international action plan to implement into your business and have the opportunity to network with other food and drink businesses.

Who should attend?

If you’re a food and drink business ready to take on the challenge of developing your business internationally and your export capability, then this is for you. The introductory workshops will take place at Lindores Abbey Distillery, Abbey Rd, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HH, from 9am to 5pm on the 12 March 2019.

Find out more and book here.

Mar
13
Wed
2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop

Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. As well as environmental issues it also includes social issues such as equality and diversity, and fair and ethical trading, plus economic issues including opportunities for SMEs and the third sector.

This workshop is particularly recommended for third sector organisations

Key topics:

  • What is sustainable procurement?
  • Procurement for supported businesses and the third sector
  • Community benefits
  • Living wage
  • Being a “Best practice employer”
  • Life cycle costing
  • Delivering “Added Value”
  • Corporate social responsibility

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have a good understanding of public sector procurement (completed Level 1 or have equivalent experience)
  •  You want to understand how best to demonstrate community benefit in your bid

Registration from 9.30am

Mar
21
Thu
Workplace Innovation – Engaging your workforce @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Find out how to improve productivity and efficiency in your business through Workplace Innovation – change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

 

This is the third and final event in a series of Workplace Innovation Workshops run by Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway.

 

In this interactive workshop on the theme of engaging your workforce through People, find out the ways you can:

  • Recruit a diverse workforce and enjoy the benefits they bring through their backgrounds, skills and experiences.
  • Develop communication that is effective and helps build trust and increase productivity.
  • Involve and engage your workforce so that their contribution becomes an active part of the success of your business.
  • Develop your workforce to ensure they have the skills you require for the future and you retain the talent you need to grow your business.

 

Exercises we use to explore this includes a brief introduction to what your preferred working style is; and innovative ways to develop your employees, introducing the 70/20/10 concept.

 

The workshops are practical in nature and at the end you will leave with at least 1 action/idea to implement in your business.

 

These workshops are suitable for business leaders within growing businesses in Scotland who are presently dealing with issues relating to leadership, staff engagement and culture.

 

Find out more and book your place here.

Apr
3
Wed
Brexit Event @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will give an update on Brexit, discuss the implications of the ‘Transition Period’ on various business sectors and actions to take in order to prepare for, and carry on, trading in the EU Zone.

Sep
3
Tue
Technical Export Training @ Fife Chamber of Commece
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The importance of understanding and correctly completing export documentation is crucial for any business trading internationally.  Any delay in getting the goods to your customer seriously effects your reputation and the increased costs have an influence on your profit margins.

 

This one-day course provides an in-depth look at export processes and requirements, giving delegates a more detailed view of the exporting processes.

 

The day will deliver an end-to-end guide to exporting, from the initial enquiry, through contractual and legislative requirements, concluding with securing payment.

 

The course is aimed at managers and staff in the accounts, export sales and logistic departments.

 

Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

The event is part of a programme of workshops and training being delivered by Fife Council Economic Development, Fife Chamber of Commerce, Business Gateway Fife and Scottish Development International to support businesses to access new markets.

 

Click for more information and to book your place.