Call to make business top priority

John Kilgour
John Kilgour
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Business must be at the top of Fife’s agenda if the Kingdom is to thrive.

That’s the message from John Kilgour, who has just begun his two-year term as the new president of Fife Chamber of Commerce.

Making his inaugural speech during the Chamber’s recent annual general meeting, the Fife businessman said: “As president of Fife Chamber, I look forward to working towards ‘Making Fife the Easiest Place to do Business’, which will be the platform required to grow the Fife Economy in these challenging times.

“Business needs to be at the top of everyone’s priority list to make Fife a good place for business and Fife Chamber will continue working closely with Fife Council, our politicians and other interested parties to help make this happen.

“Fife Chamber is here, first and foremost, to represent and help our members and our key policy areas for the year ahead include finance and banking, transport, public procurement, education and skills, renewable energy, business rates, planning and construction, and tourism. There is also the question of possible Scottish independence and what the implications will be for business in Scotland.”

In a recent survey, around 75 per cent of Fife Chamber members felt not enough information on the implications of independence had been made available to the business community. Fife Chamber will be arranging a series of events to raise questions on this key issue so businessmen and women can make a more informed judgement.

Mr Kilgour is managing director of Fife Group which operates in four main areas – warehousing services, commercial property rental, self storage and removal services.