West Fife businesswoman encourages mums to get creative

1A west Fife glass-painter is encouraging other mothers to follow their creative instincts and even take the plunge in setting up their own businesses.

Jacquelyne Davidson, mother to six-year-old Christopher-Luke, launched hand-painted glassware business Jac By Design in November 2012, after twelve years of glass-painting as a hobby. Read more of this post

Business Successes

In the current difficult financial climate, it’s always welcome to hear of local businesses thriving. It’s equally welcome when those businesses are recognised by their customers for outstanding services and products.

D&G Autocare’s Fast Fit garage on Pitreavie Industrial Estate was recently named Scotland’s “Garage of the Year” by Motor Codes, the motor industry’s regulatory body. In addition, customers have voted the D&G Autocare Group as best MOT centres in Scotland and fourth best in the UK. Read more of this post

Annual SPBE dinner

Bill Walker MSP and Arthur McIvorScottish Parliament and Business Exchange (SPBE), the non-partisan organisation for fostering understanding between business and the Scottish Parliament, recently held its annual dinner.

Sixteen MSPs, including Dunfermline’s Bill Walker, joined 48 business representatives in the Members’ Restaurant of the Scottish Parliament. Attending member businesses included representatives from BP, Brewin Dolphin, Brodies, IBM, ICAS, Scottish Enterprise, ScottishPower, Shell, Serco and Pfizer. Read more of this post

Vine Venue Party Conference

The Vine Venue in Dunfermline is continuing to prove an attractive venue for conferences and meetings. Last Saturday, it hosted the Scottish Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference.

Independent MSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, said:

“The Vine Venue is a great local option for conferences. I’m pleased to see a political party, along with other organisations large and small, using the facilities readily available here in Dunfermline. Read more of this post

Fife Businesses Invited to Networking Initiative

A new networking group, aimed at encouraging small and medium-sized Fife businesses to share opportunities and market-place experiences, has launched in Fife.

Local MSP Bill Walker hailed InVite Business Networking as a positive initiative and a step forward in boosting the local economy. Read more of this post

S4M-02975: Launch of the Green Room in Dunfermline

That the Parliament extends its best wishes to proprietors Neil and Fiona Beattie on the launch of the Green Room restaurant in Dunfermline, which is situated next to the Alhambra Theatre; believes that the new restaurant will enhance Dunfermline by providing another attractive facility for discerning diners and theatre-goers, and recognises that new businesses such as the Green Room play a vital role in stimulating the economy during challenging times.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Colin Beattie

Date Lodged: 21/05/2012