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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
NEWS
To discover the latest developments in the Kingdom of Fife, you can read all about them on our regularly-up-dated news page.
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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.
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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.
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Education & Skills

Fife has a clear commitment to lifelong learning and to developing further and higher education.

Oldest

Fife is home to the oldest university in Scotland; The University of St Andrews. There are also a further eight universities which lie within an hour's drive. Fife also has excellent further education providers from state-of-the-art schools to outstanding colleges.

Talent

Businesses in Fife have ready access to graduate talent across all disciplines and ample opportunities for R&D collaboration with Scotland's top academic institutions.

Excellence

Fife has more than 200 schools united in their pursuit of excellence, with several Fife schools performing above the national average for exam success.

To find out more about how we engage with our local schools, check out the Culture of Enterprise programme.

Locally, Fife College delivers over 1,000 courses, from introductory programmes to post-graduate studies, and is Scotland's largest provider of engineering courses.

The University of St Andrews 

The University of St Andrews attracts students and teachers from all over as a world-leading university. Its first-class reputation in teaching and research consistently ranks the university at the top in Scotland and among the top five in the UK, according to The Times, Sunday Times and The Guardian.

The University of St Andrews is now firmly acknowledged as a leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.

The UK university rankings
University of St Andrews 1
University of Glasgow 12
University of Edinburgh 13
University of Strathclyde 17
University of Aberdeen 20
University of Dundee 35
University of Stirling 41

Source: The Good University Guide 2022

Universities in Scotland
Fife College

Fife College

Fife College  is the area's largest college with first-class facilities over its five main Fife campuses, delivering over 1,000 educational and training courses. It provides both further and higher education to its 22,000 students.

Collaborative Projects

Industry, Education and Fife Council work closely together to ensure our workforce can gain and maintain the skills and knowledge our employers need. An example of this is Opportunities Fife and engineering employers who have established the Fife Engineering Academy and a rolling apprenticeship programme.

Opportunities Fife

Opportunities Fife

Businesses located in Fife can benefit from recruitment, selection and training support through Fife Council’s Opportunities Fife and Employability Team.

Opportunities Fife is a partnership between Fife Council, Skills Development Scotland, the Department for Work & Pensions, the voluntary sector, Fife College and NHS Fife.  Working with employers, they deliver a cohesive employability service for Fife and develop the skill base for a thriving local economy.

Opportunities Fife can help local employers with a single-entry point and act as a gateway into accessing a whole range of services available to help you and your business. They will discuss your recruitment needs, develop tailored training solutions to meet your business's real skill needs, and match these to local individuals looking for work.

Some of the key benefits to your business are:

  • Provide tailored pre-recruitment training to match your skill requirements.
  • Offer free recruitment services matching local people to local jobs.
  • Support access to ‘in-work training’ to develop your workforce.
  • Present an opportunity to gain reputation benefits and raise your profile
  • Increase your competitiveness and ability to win new contracts.
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