Our Approach

People, places and productivity – Our experience has shown us that effective community regeneration can only happen where it’s inclusive and inspires the community itself to be more enterprising. The local regeneration offer agreed must create a hope of a more positive future where all can then equally prosper. Only then will we witness real and positive inclusive growth.

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Brag - 30 years of making a difference within our communities

BRAG Enterprises originally started out with an aim to improve the life chances of people within the Benarty area of Central Fife. Today, 30 years later the social enterprise now works across a much wider region helping disadvantaged communities achieve a more prosperous future. We subscribe to the code (a voluntary code of practice for social enterprise in Scotland) and our values and principles guide us to help empower the communities we work with.

Our History

Fife - Employability & Training Consortium (Fife ETC)

Fife Employability and Training Consortium brings together a range of partners to provide specialist employment support services across Fife. This innovative third sector consortium is lead by Brag Enterprises.

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Our Values & Principles

Brag are an inclusive employer who presents with a strong moral purpose where people are what really matter.

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BRAG Youth Employability

BRAG has a long history of working with the young people in our communities particularly those deemed to be 'at risk'. We aim to work with all helping them recognise their true strengths whilst also inspiring them to achieve their own personal aspirations both now and in the future

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Business space at Brag

Looking for space for your new or growing business or social enterprise? Brag can offer you a diverse range of affordable business space at our locations in both Crosshill & Methil.

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Contact us for assistance

Are you are in need of our assistance? If so you can call us on 01592 860296

We are here for you because a better life is within your reach

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Volunteer

Brag can only do the work the good work it does with people just like you. Our volunteers come from all walks of live and you like them can make a real difference in someones life. You can either volunteer to help Brag itself or if you prefer you can get involved in a local project or event

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Donate

We can only do the good work we do with your valuable assistance. As well as supporting our community projects you can also donate directly to BRAG where you can be sure that 100% of the money you give or raise goes to help local projects

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Fundraise

Your community relies on your active participation. Its time to get off that couch and get involved. You could help your community be all that it can be. It may be by volunteering, donating or taking part in one of our organised fundraising activities. Come help us make a difference

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Latest News

Brag business space is at maximum capacity!

Brag offer low cost business space to small businesses at both their Crosshill and Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centres. Crosshill Community Enterprise Centre became full...

Tenant Spotlight- Wyrd Thistle

Wyrd Thistle are a new tenant at our Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil. Lizzy is a Holistic Therapist – holistic meaning whole as...

Tenant Spotlight – Oliver’s Army

One our newest tenants at our Crosshill Community Enterprises is Oliver’s Army Assistance Dogs. The charity previously had a rental space in Cowdenbeath but...

The pantry@brag is one year old!

Launched within ten days from conception to doors opening the pantry@brag started by providing free emergency food parcels to residents in need across the...

Tenant Spotlight – The Aesthetic Experience

The Aesthetic Experience specialises in anti- wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers. Based at Brag’s Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre the ladies are health improvement Scotland...

Tenant Spotlight – McDougall of Fife

McDougall of Fife are one of our newest tenants at our Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil. The business is made up of two...

BRAG MD leads by example for Virtual Kiltwalk 2021

BRAG Enterprises have now registered the charity for the #kiltwalk2021 and our Managing Director Brian Robertson-Fern is planning to lead by example. Brian and...

Our virtual AGM

We held our AGM for 2019/20 last night at 5pm via zoom. Considering it was a virtual meeting, it was well attended from clients,...

Tenant Spotlight – Kayleigh’s keepsakes

Kayleigh’s Keepsakes are one of our most recent tenants. Based at our Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil, the small business specialises in making...

Virtual AGM 2019-20

We would like to invite you to our: Virtual AGM 2019-20  Which takes place on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 5:00pm This year’s theme...

We are recruiting!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have seven job vacancies to fill. We are looking to fill the vacancies over five posts....

Brag Employability clients gain sought after training.

Brag’s Employability team deliver employability support Fife-wide as part of Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC). Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic they continued to provide...
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Let there be light in Levenmouth

We are thrilled with our new low energy lighting system that has recently been fitted at our Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre. These lights are...

Fife Business Awards boost to BRAG projects

Fife Business Awards are held by Fife Chamber of Commerce every year celebrating the success of Fife Businesses. The Awards are sponsored annually by...

Santa’s special delivery to Levenmouth Children

There was no Christmas party this year at Brag’s Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, for the past two years we would see over 100 Levenmouth...

Brag staff make festive donations to local projects

It’s the season for giving and this is especially important in this year of all years. Every year the Brag team take part in...

Purchase of new asset – Thomson House Methil

We are proud to announce that our purchase of Thomson House in Methil is now finally complete. The building is now known as the...

Tenant spotlight – Amanda Gillespie Photography

The Photography business is based at our Crosshill Community Enterprise Centre and covers all of Scotland for Weddings,  Event and Corporate Photography and covers...

Tenant spotlight – Fife Vehicle Transport

Fife Vehicle Transport has been running for around 10 years. David and Derek rent one of our light industrial units at our Crosshill Community...

Artisan Market’s return to Town Centre.

On Saturday the 14th of November, over 2000 people attended Levenmouth Together’s socially distant market on Leven’s South Street/ Viewforth car park despite the...
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SCAREFEST 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce that this event will not go ahead on the Halloween weekend as we...

Monthly Socially distant market -Important announcement!

In light of the announcement from the First Minister today we have today made the very difficult decision to postpone our October market. The...
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All set for our next socially distant market.

Levenmouth Together have been extremely busy putting together some safe, socially distant events in the last few months. The busiest of which is October...
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Levenmouth Together’s first car boot sale exceeds expectations

Sunday 27th September was the very first monthly car boot sale to be hosted at our Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre in Methil. The sun...

Enterprise Centre in Methil gets a makeover

Brag moved into Thomson House back in May 2018 and quickly renamed it Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre with a view to replicating it’s tested...
Shelle in Hi-vis at her recent market

Volunteering led to Shelle’s Dream Job.

Today Levenmouth Together’s Events Officer Shelle Ratcliffe is celebrating. One year ago today she secured, in her own words her ‘’Dream Job.’’ Was it...
Darren Somerville - The Muffin Man filming. Brag tenant supports pantry

Tenant spotlight – Darren Somerville AKA The Muffin Man

A familiar face to those of you who have been watching our “From the pantry” video series, Darren is one of our newest tenants...
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Summer Market is a hit!

Together Apart the largest post lockdown market in Fife. On Saturday, 18th of July the sun was shining on Levenmouth Together’s Socially Distant summer...
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BRAG’s employability team have risen to the challenge

Over the last 10 weeks the team have made the transition to remote working with their clients. Having ramped up their online presence through...
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Square Start Levenmouth are still strong in a crisis

  The Square Start Levenmouth team have adapted very well to the Coronavirus Lockdown, we posted an article a few weeks ago on how...
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BRAG’s Lockdown Birthday

Many of us have been having to make do with different types of celebrations for our special anniversaries these days, mainly influenced by Covid 19. Here at BRAG we are no different as three years ago today we were proud to...

BRAG secures valuable support

This free emergency food service has been developed for the most vulnerable families and individuals within the Benarty community and is designed to help...

BRAG’s Benarty People’s Pantry is opening this week!

After a whirlwind few weeks, we are finally on target to open the Benarty People’s Pantry this Friday 17th April. This new service is...

BRAG really has had a busy week

  BRAG have been working with partners in Levenmouth the help deliver food and supplies to those most in need. On the Thursday before...

BRAG’s Employability team are calm in a crisis.

Brag Enterprises, part of Fife ETC, have now moved to an online coaching service to support during the current crisis. If anyone needs one...
The BRAG Van ready to be loaded up with food parcels.

BRAG’s teams show true community spirit.

One of our BRAG projects is called Levenmouth Together and its recent events have included: the Leven Runfest, Food and Drink Festival, Sun, See...

Square Start Levenmouth beats Covid-19 by going digital!

Square Start is a project run by BRAG Enterprises and Fife Gingerbread. We have been working with families in the Levenmouth area who feel...
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Updated Coronavirus Information and Support

You will all now be aware of last night’s announcement from Government limiting our ability to go out? We had already pre-empted this scenario...
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BRAG Enterprises’ Current Coronavirus response.

Due to the severity of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and the Government’s advice on social distancing we would like to assure you that...
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A busy week ahead for BRAG’s Levenmouth Together

This week sees the first Fife PopUp Business School, a joint venture with Fife Council and hosted by BRAG Enterprises at the newly refurbished...
Sarah Somerville smiling with a BRAG Selfie frame

In the last 9 months BRAG enterprises have helped support 111 new business start ups in Fife

Sarah Somerville our Business and Enterprise Manager based at Crosshill has every reason to look very pleased here, she has just calculated her Fife...
Michael polishing a nice red car

Tenant spotlight – Next Gen Detailing and Valet

Michael Mclauchlan has been running his business here at BRAG’s Crosshill Enterprise Centre since May 2019. At 18 years old Michael really enjoyed looking...
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Tenant spotlight – Re-employ

Set up in 2015 by Irene Donaldson Re-employ became a social enterprise in 2016. Irene previously worked for the DWP and was involved in...
from left Craig McClaren, Tom Wallace and Ross King outside Waverley Street Tattoo

Tenant spotlight – Waverley Street Tattoo

This week marks the 6-year anniversary of this local business. Ross King started his business in a portacabin at BRAG’s Crosshill site. He started...
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Tenant spotlight – Benarty Carpets & Flooring

This family run business is the brainchild of Harry Marshall and his nephew Stuart Blake. The pair are carpet fitters to trade and had...
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PopUp Business School comes to Fife

BRAG Enterprises are thrilled to be hosting the PopUp Business school at the Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre at Thomson House in Methil from 2nd...
BRAG Willie Clarke Conference Room

The Willie Clarke Conference Room

Our new Conference room is ready for use.  We have been renovating some of the rooms at our Crosshill Community Enterprise Centre and we...

Celebrating 30 years of people

Ann is part of BRAG’s Youth and Community Development Team and loves her job. Ann has worked for BRAG since 1998. This was not...
Barbara Elrick Massage practitioner in her treatment room.

Tenant spotlight -Barbara Elrick Massage Practice

Barbara is our longest serving tenant at our Crosshill site. She has run her Massage practice here for 29 years. Barbara offers a range...

Brag Enterprises Client gets a visit from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Photo credit Alwen Cakes It started with a tweet from Keith Brown MSP who visited the cake shop in June during refugee week. Keith...

Levenmouth youth getting ready to become the next race team stars

On The Right Trax Programme: ‘On the right Trax’ programme is a collaboration between Brag Enterprises and Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club. Both organisations...
30 years of making a difference

BRAG Enterprises – making a difference for 30 years.

We are celebrating!  We are busy getting ready for our AGM, and annual event – we are 30 years old!  Our agenda includes a...

Brag have some new wheels

  Brag have invested in valuable new assets as part of our growth.  Our new events van and trailer will now be used to...
Collin Brown removing the upholstery from an armchair

Tenant spotlight – Collin Brown – Brown Upholstery

Collin Brown has been a tenant of ours for 28 years. Collin runs an upholstery business from a unit at our Crosshill site. He...
Sarah Dewar in her Nail Salon

Tenant spotlight – Beauty by brush – Sarah Dewar

Sarah has run her beauty business from our Crosshill Community Enterprise Centre for 2 years. Her services have included a nail bar, hair removal...
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Bear Design LTD – Zander Donaldson

Local businessman Zander Donaldson runs 3 successful businesses, one of which Bear Design LTD – A Commercial Interior design specialist company. Bear Design work...
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