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Helping you grow and succeed

We are InvestFife. Our goal is to bring enterprise in Fife together and help promote our Kingdom as a destination to grow and succeed in business.  Our encompassing services provide information, reassurance and support to help you invest or grow your business.  InvestFife offers a one-stop solution for all your investment queries.  Our dedicated and responsive team are waiting to help you grow your business vision today.

WHO WE ARE

Offering an unbeatable quality of life

The best life is the Fife life.  We are on the doorstep of Edinburgh, Scotland’s thriving capital city, yet you can also enjoy a more casual pace of life. Surrounded by over 100 miles of magnificent coastline and with an endless amount of leisure, historical and entertainment amenities, our Kingdom truly is one of marvel. Our enviable setting ensures that Fife is a commutable region for 70% of Scotland’s central population belt. Affordable housing, excellent transportation links and first-class lifestyle amenities make for the perfect work/life balance.

LIFE IN FIFE

Key Sectors

Fife benefits from a flourishing economic landscape represented by several key sectors. From SMEs to multinational brands, the opportunity to invest in the Kingdom of Fife has never been greater. There are currently 9000 businesses currently operating in Fife, and we are primed and ready to welcome and support the next enterprise to invest in our Kingdom.

SECTORS

Immediate land available at competitive commercial rates

Our expert team at InvestFife can help you source suitable land and property that will help your business flourish. From the east to the west of Fife, our portfolio is expansive.   Competitively-priced land and property in prime, easily accessible and commutable locations are available immediately.

LAND & PROPERTY

Our Business Directory can help promote your business across Fife and beyond.

This free listing aims to connect Fife’s diverse business sector with an opportunity to showcase your products, services, and contact details. Stay in the loop by keeping up-to-date with all the latest news in the Kingdom, so you never have to miss a key event again.

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NEWS
To discover the latest developments in the Kingdom of Fife, you can read all about them on our regularly-up-dated news page.
ALL NEWS
EVENTS
From online training to face-to-face networking, our Events page will help you identify suitable events for your business and provide you with further information on how to book.
ALL EVENTS
CASE STUDIES
Learn more about our Fife’s thriving business economy by viewing our collaborative case studies. With representation across all sectors, this is a hub promoting business success.
ALL CASE STUDIES

Licensing

Starting a Food and Drink Business

To operate a Food and Drink business within Fife, you need to be a license holder. In this section, we will provide you with the necessary steps you have to consider.

Before a licence is granted and depending on the licence, you will probably need to meet several conditions, and an inspection of premises or practices may be required. For some licences, a fee is applicable.

Alcohol
The Fife Licensing Board determines licenses applications. You must be over 18 and will need a recognised, accredited training certificate for Personal Licence holders and to apply to Fife Licensing Board for a Personal Licence if you wish to:

  • authorise or supervise the sale of alcohol in licensed premises
  • be a nominated premises manager

A Premises licence is required for premises where the sale of alcohol is part of the business. An application can be made by an individual over the age of 18, a company or an organisation involved in the sale of alcohol. If you wish to sell alcohol from premises that is not already licensed, you will need to apply for an Occasional licence. You can apply online

Late Hours Catering
If you are looking to service an evening economy with your business, a Late Hours Catering licence is required for the use of premises between the hours of 11.00pm and 5.00am. This is for the sale to or consumption by the public of meals or refreshment. You can apply online here.

Market Operators licence
Perhaps you want to consider promoting your Food and Beverage business to a wider audience such as a market. A Market Operator’s licence is required for holding a private market. The licence is granted to the market operator, not the individual stallholder. Therefore, it is the market operator’s responsibility to ensure that all stallholders comply with any conditions attached to the licence. You can apply online for a 1 year or 3-year licence. You can apply online

Street Trader Licence
A Street Trader’s Licence is required for each individual whether on their own account or as an employee who is selling, offering or exposing for sale any article in a public place. A licence is also required for any individual offering to carry out a service for money or money’s worth. You can apply online here.

Venison Dealer Licence
Anybody who deals in Venison in Scotland must be licensed. It is an offence for any person to sell, offer or expose for sale Venison unless they have a license. You can apply online

Resources Further email advice is available at food.advice@fife.gov.uk

More help on brewing and distilling

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