Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP welcomes Renovite Technologies’ plans for expansion

Shirley-Anne Somerville, the MSP for Dunfermline and West Fife MSP, met with senior members of staff and specialist developers at Renovite Technologies earlier this week to learn more about the businesses plans for expansion in the months ahead.

On October 1st, Ms Somerville was briefed by chief operating officer Jim Tomaney on Renovite’s plans for expansion and the payments software course the business is creating in collaboration with Fife College for the newly announced ‘ Fintech Skills Academy ’, which is scheduled to pilot in January 2019.

Earlier this year, an announced was made by the Scottish Government that Renovite Technologies received a £250,000 Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from Scottish Enterprise for 28 new roles, three times the number currently employed by the payment specialist.

Jim Tomaney, chief operating officer, at Renovite Technologies said:

“We are grateful to Ms Somerville for her support and for taking the time to find out more about our plans for the business. It’s been a good year for us and we are looking forward to taking on a healthy number of new staff in the months ahead.

“In September, we launched Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ with Fife Council and Fintech Scotland which will be kicking-off in Fife College early next year. Today, we were able to give Ms Somerville a preview of what we are hoping to teach students and potential employees that sign-up to our specialist payments course, enabling them to hit the ground running.”

Dunfermline and West Fife MSP, Shirley-Anne Somerville added:

“As a growing hub of technology and innovation, it’s welcome news that companies are continuing to find new ways tap into Dunfermline and West Fife’s huge economic potential.

“Renovite’s growth plans, backed by their recently awarded Scottish Enterprise grant, will represent a substantial investment in the local economy, with the creation of new, highly skilled jobs.

“I’m delighted to see the company working with Fife College to help create new skills bases in our local area. Investing in young people will pay dividends in years to come, developing a workforce ready to take the lead in the fields of science and technology.”