Starting and running a business

There are a lot of services out there that can provide advice, help and support for your business.

Fife Council - Economic Development

Whatever your requirements are, we can help make your project reality.

We can also provide economic statistics, business information and access to a list of contacts in key areas.

For more information on how we can help you please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.


Business Gateway Fife

Business Gateway Fife provides advice and support for new and growing businesses.

They also run workshops to help you increase the skills required to run a successful business.

They can help you achieve business recovery or growth, and help you find the right funding for your business.

For more info

Scottish Development International (SDI)

Scottish Development International helps foreign companies invest and thrive in Scotland.  

They also help local enterprises make the most of international trade and global markets.

For more info

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency.

They work with public and private sectors to develop the business environment and deliver a range of support.

For more info 

The Federation of Small Businesses

This the largest business membership group in Fife, with over 1400 members.

It's a powerful lobbying group representing the interests of small businesses locally and nationally.

They can help you with tax and legal advice, regardless of the size or the type of your business.

For more info

Fife Chamber of Commerce

Fife Chamber of Commerce supports businesses of all sizes across Fife.

It represents the interests of members to make their views heard at local, national, UK and European levels.

For more info

Fife Council - Market Development Programme

We can offer a practical and effective way for Fife companies to take part in events and trade shows. 

We organise group stands and visits for major UK and international exhibitions and conferences. 

We also include a range of support from advice and information to customised training. 

Market development grants are available for Fife companies who want to attend exhibitions outside of Fife.

For more info 

Fife Council - Supplier Development Programme

We work with The Supplier Development Programme to help businesses improve their performance in winning contracts in the Public and Private Sector.

For more info

East of Scotland Investment Fund 

This is an association of 10 Local Authorities working together to provide loans to new and growing businesses.

For more info

Fife Investment Fund

The Fife Investment Fund can help with funding for small companies in Fife. They help invest and grow businesses as well as help in the following areas:

  • Plant and machinery
  • Property improvements
  • Product development
  • Process improvement.
  • Training and market development

For more info

The Prince's Trust - Youth Business Scotland

Youth Business Scotland organise finance, training and support for young people so that they can set up and run their own businesses.

They work along side Business Gateway Fife to deliver this service.

For more info

Fife Construction Forum

The Fife Construction Forum provides links between contractors, clients and support agencies.

It ensures that local companies benefit from the opportunities available in Fife.

For more info

Fife Tourism Partnership

They work with tourism businesses and communities to attract more visitors to Fife.

The Partnership consists of 17 members from the public and private sectors.

It is also supported by 6 Local Area Tourist Associations which will help to develop initiatives and feed into the Fife Tourism Strategy.

For more info


Green Business Fife

Green Business Fife have an environmental network that provides support to assist Fife businesses.

For more info 

Invest in Fife

Invest in Fife provides solutions to businesses looking to locate or expand.

Their business and consultancy services include advice on:

  • Finance
  • Property
  • Training
  • Business and personal development. 

For more info 

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