College Provides Business Support

As part of a Knowledge Transfer initiative Elmwood College’s Rural Business Centre has received funding to assist small and medium sized enterprises to take advantage of the College’s expertise within a number of industries including food and drink, landbased, management and the environmental.

The new funding allows Business Development Executives have been appointed in six of east Scotland’s colleges including Stevenson College, Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel and Esk College, Oatridge College and Elmwood College.

Elmwood College works very successfully with a range of commercial clients for many years, both locally in North East Fife and further afield. At a time when businesses are facing difficult challenges, sometimes the support a college can provide in transferring academic knowledge to companies can enable them to develop new products or services.

The 2kt project can provide support, through activities such as training needs analysis, which can identify training requirements. Often smaller companies just need a new prospective on their challenges and with the potential of some subsidised training available it is a good time to get in touch.

Director of External Relationships, Ken Rutherford said, “At a time when business face acute challenges, Colleges are a resource with specialist staff on hand to provide support both on a practical level and through the transfer of knowledge between businesses and Colleges. I would encourage companies to take advantage of business help we have to offer, in order to emerge from the recession fit for the future challenges of an ever changing market place.”

Elmwood College’s Karen Dawson 2KT Business Executive available to discuss training options and what help Elmwood College can provide for business in North East Fife and beyond. To contact Karen call 01334 658886 or email,


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