Jul
11
Thu
Business Breakfast – Cleaner Business Fleets: Reducing Your Transport Emissions @ DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh-Queensferry Crossing
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about low emission transport and how this can help you reduce your carbon footprint at this free business breakfast.

 

 

This VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards event is being organised in partnership with Green Business Fife as part of the yearlong celebration for 20 years of VIBES.

 

 

You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from previous VIBES winners and finalists to see how you could do the same within your organisation.

 

 

The breakfast is also an official Feeder Event for VentureFest Scotland 2019.

 

 

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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.

 

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Sep
16
Mon
Lead with WES – Vision & What That Means For Your Business – Session 1 of 4 @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The first session will allow participants to build their vision of what growth and success looks like for them in the context of their business and their life.

12 month programme which involves 4 workshops.

BG Fife is co-ordinating the delivery of Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s Leadership Masterclasses on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development. The Lead With WES programme is designed specifically for Fife women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to be sustainable. WES will contact you in advance of each event with content relating to the topic.

We will help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against their vision for the future, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to grow their business using models and tools. We will also help them identify their own leadership style and develop their leadership and management skills to fully embed their learning in their business. We are looking to work with female business owners who wish to build confidence and business capability.

The first session will allow participants to build their vision of what growth and success looks like for them in the context of their business and their life. We will enable the businesswomen to set growth goals and visions.
• Using models to aid organisational design and development
• Analyse your business structure to check for governance and agility
• Align your business strategy, people and processes to your values and mission

Please use the multi-storey (top floor) car park

Book your place here.

Sep
17
Tue
Tender Procedures and the ESPD @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The first half of this intermediate-level workshop covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales.

 

The second half deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD), fomerly the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

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It’s free to attend if you’ve registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, it’s free!

Oct
29
Tue
Lead with WES- Leadership And Motivating Others – Session 2 of 4 @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Whether you have a large team or are a sole trader, we’ll look at leadership styles and communication skills to enable you to communicate assertively and with confidence.

12 month programme which involves 4 workshops.

BG Fife is co-ordinating the delivery of Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s Leadership Masterclasses on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development. The Lead With WES programme is designed specifically for Fife women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to become sustainable. WES will contact you in advance of each event with content relating to the topic.

We will help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against their vision for the future, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to grow their business using models and tools. We will also help them identify their own leadership style and develop their leadership and management skills to fully embed their learning in their business.

Whether you have a large team or are a sole trader, we’ll look at leadership styles and communication skills to enable you to communicate assertively & with confidence. We’ll work with you to create your own personal development plan to build your confidence in leadership.
• Build on communication and motivation skills to lead a team or work with stakeholders
• Understand how to develop your leadership skills and adapt your leadership style
• Communicate clearly, assertively and with confidence with all levels of your organisation.

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Nov
26
Tue
Finding and Understanding Framework Opportunities @ Carnegie Conference Centre
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Frameworks are an integral part of public procurement and can be a lucrative source of business, but it’s essential to understand the Agreement.  This workshop explains the types of frameworks available and what you can expect from them.

 

A speaker from Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector, will be in attendance at this event to discuss their framework contracts and how they work with SMEs in Scotland.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

Attendance at this event is free for organisations registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, registration is free.

 

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Jan
7
Tue
Lead with WES – Managing Change – Session 3 of 4 @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drawing on research from the fields of management, neuroscience and psychology, we’ll look at how to manage change effectively.

12 month programme which involves 4 workshops.

BG Fife is co-ordinating the delivery of Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s Leadership Masterclasses on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development. The Lead With WES programme is designed specifically for Fife women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to become sustainable. WES will contact you in advance of each event with content relating to the topic.

We will help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against their vision for the future, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to grow their business using models and tools. We will also help them identify their own leadership style and develop their leadership and management skills to fully embed their learning in their business.We are looking to work with female business owners who wish to build confidence and business capability.

Drawing on research from the fields of management, neuroscience and psychology, we’ll look at how to manage change effectively.
• How organisational culture impacts change
• Tools and models to manage change effectively
• Communicating and motivating for change

Please use the multi-storey (top floor) car park

Book your place here.

Jan
21
Tue
Improving Your Bid Score @ Flexspace Kirkcaldy
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for.  This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure that you’re winning points.

 

This event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

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It’s free to attend if you’ve registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, it’s free!

Mar
3
Tue
Lead with WES – Leading For Success – Session 4 of 4 @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We’ll help you put all of the knowledge and skills from earlier sessions together to develop your own action plan for growth.

12 month programme which involves 4 workshops.

BG Fife is co-ordinating the delivery of Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s Leadership Masterclasses on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development. The Lead With WES programme is designed specifically for Fife women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to become sustainable. WES will contact you in advance of each event with content relating to the topic.

We will help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against their vision for the future, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to grow their business using models and tools. We will also help them identify their own leadership style and develop their leadership and management skills to fully embed their learning in their business. We are looking to work with female business owners who wish to build confidence and business capability.

We’ll help you put all of the knowledge and skills from earlier sessions together to develop your own action plan for growth.
• Develop an action plan for growth
• Implement your plan within your business
• Evaluating performance and sustaining growth

Please use the multi-storey (top floor) car park

Book you place here.

Mar
4
Wed
Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability @ Enterprise Hub Fife
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 event is suitable for SMEs and third sector organisations who have a basic understanding of public sector procurement (ie who have completed Level 1 of the Supplier Development Programme courses or have equivalent experience).

 

Attendance at this event is free for organisations registered with the Supplier Development Programme – join now, registration is free.

 

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