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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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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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Workforce

Fife’s workforce exceeds 220,000 people, and the region is within an hour’s drive of 1 million workers. It contributes significantly to the Scottish economy with an annual business turnover of £12,850 million, supporting around 104,000 jobs.

Several vital sectors make up the 10,460 businesses currently operating within the Kingdom, including Manufacturing and Engineering, Food and Drink, Financial Services, Tourism, and Energy.

Some of the largest employers within Fife include Fife Council, NHS Fife, and the education sector, including Fife College and the University of St Andrews.

The agriculture, fishing and drinks industries is a crucial sector for Fife, employing around 3,000 people.  Diageo, Quaker Oats, MOWi, and Kettle Produce all contribute to Fife’s exciting Food and Drink sector, not to mention the rise of breweries and distilleries that have surfaced in the last decade.

Developing the workforce

Fife has a solid commitment to workforce training, life-long learning and skills development – creating the conditions to attract and retain talent, develop a knowledge economy and promote a culture of enterprise.

The national strategy that links business and education is Developing the Young Workforce. With over 3,000 businesses in the kingdom engaged in employability initiatives, Fife is embracing this strategy with enthusiasm.

Please visit Developing the Young Workforce Fife, for further information.

Set-Up and Operating Costs

Overheads in Fife are among the most competitive in Scotland, and commercial rents, property sale values, and business rates are lower than in other nearby Scottish central belt locations. This makes Fife a prime location for both living and working in the region.

If you require any additional information regarding Fife’s workforce, please contact us.

Fife's working age population is 231,800

Fife's population at working age is 62%

Total workforce aged between 16-19 is 16,550

Average earnings for people living in Fife is £579.20 per week

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