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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.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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

Business Gateway Fife

Business Gateway Fife provides practical help and a wide range of advice and support for new and growing businesses in Fife. During these challenging times, we can direct you to funding and packages of assistance to help you sustain your business.

A series of webinars are available to help develop the skills required to run a successful business. Regardless of whether you are a start-up business or an established business looking to sustain or grow, we offer an exciting programme of free events to help you develop your skills and take your business to the next level.

Businesses can also access a variety of support from specialists who provide tailored, expert advice via our Expert Help and Digital Boost programmes. This can be crucial to develop specific projects and help achieve business recovery or support growth ambitions for the business.

Business Gateway Fife also offers one to one support for both start-up and growth businesses from its own team of professional advisers, including dedicated HR support.

Key achievements for 2021/2022

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Fife Investment fund
SME Competitiveness Fund
Expert Help

Fife Investment Fund

Funded by Fife Council and delivered by Business Gateway Fife, the Fife Investment Fund provides financial support to Fife-based businesses looking to invest in and grow their business or progress towards Net Zero.  
  
The fund provides a fully repayable grant of up to £10,000 or 70% of the overall costs of the project being undertaken (whichever is lower) with the following conditions:

  • No interest or any other charges
  • An initial payment holiday of 6 months
  • Following the repayment holiday, up to 24 months to fully repay the grant.

There are a number of ways the fund can be used including:

  • Purchasing plant and machinery
  • Property improvements
  • Product development
  • Process improvements
  • Training
  • Market development 

You may be eligible if you are a small to medium-sized business (SME) based in Fife and can demonstrate that the support will lead to increased turnover and/or employment for your business, or help it progress toward net zero emissions. Applications are submitted at the discretion of your Business Gateway Adviser.

Contact Business Gateway Fife at success@bgfife.co.uk or on
01592 858333 to find out more.

SME Competitiveness Fund

The SME Competitiveness Fund provides financial support to Fife-based businesses looking to exhibit at a trade show, participate in a trade visit or upskill their workforce. 
  
The fund provides a non-repayable grant of up to £2,000 or 100% of the eligible costs (whichever is lower) for the following activities:  
  
Trade Development

  • Assists businesses with the cost of exhibiting at trade shows within the UK or Europe
  • Assists businesses with the cost of participating in overseas trade missions.
  • Can also be used to support other costs associated with accessing new markets (e.g. exporting).

Workforce Upskilling

  • Assists companies looking to improve the productivity and profitability of their business through training and upskilling existing employees. 
      

Contact Business Gateway Fife at success@bgfife.co.uk or on
01592 858333 to find out more.

Expert Help

Fife’s Expert Help programme can provide small-to-medium sized businesses in Fife who are looking to develop with up to 2 days of full-funded consultancy support. 
  
Tailored, expert advice is available from specialists across a range of topics including:

  • strategy
  • sales & market development
  • marketing & brand development 
  • quality assurance (inc. accreditations)
  • product & process development
  • procurement
  • management and leadership development
  • employee engagement and development
  • finance
  • digital and social media
  • information technology
  • legal
  • property
  • HR
  • importing/exporting
  • energy efficiency & renewables
  • waste management 

Contact Business Gateway Fife at success@bgfife.co.uk or on
01592 858333 to find out more.

The SME Competitiveness Fund and Expert Help programme are funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF in Scotland.
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