A Fife joinery manufacturing business which has recently expanded into new premises provided the backdrop for the launch of this year’s Fife Business Week.
The week of events aimed at inspiring and transforming Fife’s business community will run this year from November 5 to 9.
An example of a business in the Kingdom which has changed to adapt new technology is TJ Ross who have moved from a factory in Strathmiglo to a larger facility in Southfield, Glenrothes.
The firm are specialists in double glazed, traditional, sash and case windows, bespoke curved headed windows and doors, for all styles of buildings including ones in conservation areas or listed. They also produce cabinets.
Martin Richardson bought over the family-owned business in 1992 and extended the Strathmiglo facility, but quickly outgrew it.
For the future of the business, he and his son Alyn realised it was necessary to make the move to larger premises.
He said: “We have fought hard to keep the traditional manufacturing at the core of the business while embracing modern technology.
“We feel our new boiler plate — traditional craft meets modern performance — describes exactly our ethos.
“We offer homeowners and developers alike, high-end finished traditional products for the end users to admire and enjoy for many years to come.
“To this end, we have opened a new studio in city centre of Edinburgh to meet the needs of clients in the city as well.”
The theme for this year’s Business Week is Inspiring and Transforming Fife Businesses and is aligned to Fife Economic Partnership’s objectives.
The week of action will focus on key issues that are impacting Fife entrepreneurs, business start-ups and employers with fresh insights into workforce development, advanced manufacturing, finance and strategy and digital connectivity.
Hosted by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team and Business Gateway, the full calendar of events will be released at the end of this month.
Convenor of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, Councillor Altany Craik said: “Inspiring and motivated businesses like TJ Ross show that Fife has much to offer and there is so much support available to help a Fife business like them to invest, grow and thrive.
“It’s fantastic that this company has been in business in Fife for 40 years now and through transforming and investing in the business, its future looks very bright.
“Support and guidance from Fife Council’s economic development team has also helped with upskilling of the workforce, management skills and its leadership practices.
“It is therefore the perfect location to launch this year’s Fife Business Week.
“This week of events is a great showcase to promote local business and their success.
“It offers the opportunity for every company in Fife to come along, hear from industry experts whilst making new contacts and exchanging ideas.
“The events will also demonstrate how Fife Council is working with partners in Fife to develop a highly skilled talent pool, get more people work-ready and develop skills that will help business and boost the local economy.”