Businesses in Fife will now be able to access a range of support services at one single place following the launch of InvestFife by Fife Council.
InvestFife unites the various elements of Fife Council Economic Development’s Business Enterprise and Land and Property services under a single banner, whilst working in partnership with Business Gateway Fife, making its offering more accessible to new and existing businesses.
Pamela Stevenson, Economic Development Service Manager at Fife Council, commented: “By creating a holistic brand – InvestFife – we are providing a clear identity and access point, making it easier for businesses of all sizes to access a wide range of support, guidance and funding, whilst showcasing what Fife can offer investors.”
A new look and website have been created for InvestFife at www.investfife.co.uk. Due to the shift in online traffic to mobile usage, the website has been built with a mobile-first approach, featuring all the information businesses need to grow and develop.
Pamela added: “The current environment has brought about significant challenges for businesses, so there is a need, now more than ever, to ensure that we play our part in supporting local companies, whether it’s to help them to get through these difficult trading times or, perhaps, to seek routes to development or diversification. We also hope that it will make it easier for external investors to get in touch and get the help they need to establish in Fife.”
Working in partnership with key stakeholders such as Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International, the InvestFife team can advise across a range of subjects – on available funding sources, on training opportunities for existing employees or to create new jobs.
Information can also be provides about employment land and properties to lease.
Councillor Altany Craik, Convener of Fife Council’s Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee said: “The type of support businesses seek varies so that by offering an inclusive, holistic approach, InvestFife means that from just one access point, businesses can reach specialist advice, whether from InvestFife, Business Gateway Fife or from the wider Scottish business support network.
“The InvestFife team can help with all business-related enquiries – businesses just need to get in touch!”.