HALF-A-DOZEN new jobs have been created in West Fife as a Dunfermline-based business opens an office in the city.

Simplypay, a card payments provider and registered service provider with Visa and Mastercard that provides card payment terminals, EPOS systems and e-commerce solutions to its customers, have opened a new office space in Broomhead Drive which has created six new jobs in the city, with more to come.

The new office space was opened by Fife Provost Jim Leishman and City of Dunfermline depute convener Gordon Pryde on August 31.

Simplypay was opened in 2020 by young entrepreneur Louis King, 22. He and Kerry Shoemark, the head of people, learning and development for the company, said: "Simplypay was founded at the peak of the pandemic whilst the world stood still to offer local support to merchants who struggled to navigate the payments world.

"Two years down the line and we are growing at an exponential pace, partnering with the world's largest payments acquirer, Worldpay from FIS, to enable our growth through delivering innovative solutions to our customers and delivering on our promise of local support channels.

"It was great to have councillors Leishman and Pryde with us as we officially open our new Dunfermline office, creating six new jobs to help boost the local economy during these tough times."

Commenting on their visit, Cllr Leishman and Cllr Pryde said: "It was a pleasure to be in attendance at this local business' office opening and to meet Louis and his team as they seek to grow their business locally.

"It was very interesting to hear of their plans to create a further 10 jobs locally within the next year as they grow rapidly throughout Scotland and the UK."