Fife Council to help demonstrate region’s strengths as place to invest
Fife is set to showcase its expertise in renewable energy, manufacturing and supply chain this month at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, to be held at Glasgow’s SECC on 10 and 11 May.
Fife Council will also help to demonstrate the region’s strengths as a place to invest.
Fife Council’s Renewables Lead Officer, Barbara Whiting, will give a talk on Fife’s ground-breaking Levenmouth Community Energy project on 10 May.
George Sneddon, Fife Council’s Service Manager, Economic Development, said: “Fife is a key hub for the energy and renewables sectors. We have a robust skills and knowledge base, and the region is already home to a wide range of pioneering projects.
“All-Energy offers an excellent opportunity to showcase Fife as the best place to live, work and do business, by highlighting our specific strengths and capabilities in the renewable technologies sector.
“Fife is an increasingly attractive place to invest and the spectacular new Queensferry Bridge spanning the Firth of Forth is set to further improve journeys along one of Scotland’s busiest transport corridors and secure Fife’s economic future.
“The completion of the £1.35 billion bridge later this summer will see a whole host of benefits for businesses in Fife, including improved transport links, reduced commuting times and greater connectivity with the surrounding areas. Journeys across the Forth are set to become even faster and more reliable, and travel disruptions due to congestion, accidents and the weather will be further reduced.”
Fife Council’s Market Development Programme is supporting 13 Fife organisations to visit Glasgow. The two-day event will bring together a range of innovative leading Fife-based companies, including Briggs Marine and Environmental Services; Utility ROV Services; Green Acorn. First time attendees on the Fife Group Stand at All Energy include MRS Training and Rescue, Keela International, Sign Plus and Paul Recovery Heat Scotland.