Economy talks Fife: making the Kingdom an easy place to trade

From left,  Keith Winter, Professor Russel Griggs, Lady Susan Rice, Mike Salter, Fraser Philips and Cllr Tony Martin
From left, Keith Winter, Professor Russel Griggs, Lady Susan Rice, Mike Salter, Fraser Philips and Cllr Tony Martin
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‘Making Fife the Easiest Place to Do Business’ was the key aim of the Fife Economy Conference 2011.

This year’s the event saw private companies and the public sector come together to examine the challenges faced by businesses. Organised by the Fife Economy Partnership the event also identified practical ways of overcoming these challenges to help to make Fife an easier place to do business.

Speaking at the event, Fraser Phillips, chair of the Fife Economy Partnership, said: ”This conference has given the partnership a chance to hear what people think the outstanding barriers and challenges are for businesses in Fife. This is crucial to how, in the future, we support both local businesses and those looking to move into Fife. How well we do this will influence the success of both the national and local economies and is critical to our overall economic recovery.”

Councillor Tony Martin, Strategic chair of the Environment, Enterprise and Transportation Committee said: “The event was an important platform for business leaders, policymakers and politicians to discuss issues that affect them. The knowledge gained and the networks made today will contribute heavily to the business outcomes of the future in Fife.”

Speakers included Professor Russel Griggs OBE, Lady Susan Rice, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland and Mike Salter, Chairman of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.