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The Benefits of Taking Coaching Conversations Outdoors

The Benefits of Taking Coaching Conversations Outdoors

The Benefits of Taking Coaching Conversations Outdoors - what the research says, from Alexandra Burn.

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Scottish Family Firm Launches the Angel's Share Glass

Scottish Family Firm Launches the Angel's Share Glass

The Stirling based team at an award-winning family firm has created a new spirits glass – The Angels’ Share Glass

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Scottish professional bodies rally behind new initiative to deliver free business advice

Scottish professional bodies rally behind new initiative to deliver free business advice

Scotland’s professional bodies have rallied behind a major new initiative to deliver free advice to help small businesses bounce back from Coronavirus. 

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Fraser Allen and his menu de la semaine

Fraser Allen and his menu de la semaine

Fraser Allen found himself on 5 Live this week after sending in his menu de la semaine.

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eCom Scotland create solution to help businesses manage their employees returning to work

eCom Scotland create solution to help businesses manage their employees returning to work

eCom Scotland has created an innovative solution to support and manage your employees return to work.

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Netli to offer their software free of charge to all health and social care providers throughout the UK

Netli to offer their software free of charge to all health and social care providers throughout the UK

Digital solution provider facilitates faster recruitment and supports remote working strategies required to comply with latest social distancing strategies implemented to combat COVID-19 outbreak

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Whisky angel with Silver Locket launched by glassmakers.

Whisky angel with Silver Locket launched by glassmakers.

aren Somerville and Gillian Crawford who have joined forces to create a new whisky-related gift

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How to become valued within an organisation – Emma Little, Founder and CEO of ExecSpace

How to become valued within an organisation – Emma Little, Founder and CEO of ExecSpace

Emma Little, CEO and Founder of ExecSpace, shares her views on what it takes to be valued within an organisation.

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Whales and wellbeing

Whales and wellbeing

This article originally featured on https://alexburnconsulting.com/

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Edinburgh startup CEO selected as an advisor for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Edinburgh startup CEO selected as an advisor for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Sara Roberts, Founder and CEO of Edinburgh startup Healthy Nibbles, is one of just 43 advisors across the UK and Europe that has been selected to join the 2020 WELL Concept Advisory Groups.

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Sharktower headquarters in Edinburgh and aims to be a global leader in AIdriven project management software after launch of new business – 1 st March 2020.

Sharktower headquarters in Edinburgh and aims to be a global leader in AIdriven project management software after launch of new business – 1 st March 2020.

After five years of development, testing and proving of Sharktower’s project management software as part of Mudano Limited’s consulting business, within numerous Tier 1 FS client projects and enterprise change portfolios; the product has launched as a separate standalone SaaS business, Sharktower AI Limited on 24th February.

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.scot and the worldwide family of Scots

.scot and the worldwide family of Scots

.scot and the worldwide family of Scots. The dotscot registry is managed by SBN Member Harry McGrath.

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Updates from SBN


Scottish Business Network Partners with STV

Scottish Business Network Partners with STV as these two Scottish businesses join forces to drive economic growth.

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Scottish International Week to tap global network

Scottish International Week returns for its 4th year with an all new online look. #SIW2020

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Scottish Business Network announces further expansion in US with appointment of Washington Ambassador

Houston was today announced as the latest Ambassador to be appointed by SBN in the United States. Ian is based in Washington DC

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Scotland’s leading diaspora network announce new appointment in New York

SBN appoint their 2nd US Ambassador as Fraser Grier is announced as the head of the New York Chapter.

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What's on this month - SBN in March

The definitive list of what's happening at Scottish Business Network in March.

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What's on this month - SBN in February

What's happening with Scottish business network this February?

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Why Diversity is the Buzzword at SBN

Why Diversity is the Buzzword at SBN - an article written by AAI-Employability CEO, Joy Lewis. You can learn more at https://www.aai-talent.co.uk/

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What's on this month - SBN in January

Scottish Business Network are rolling into a new decade with a jam-packed January - here is your definitive list of what's happening at SBN this month. Photo by Bich Tran from Pexels

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Scottish International Week Event Series to Return for Third Year

Scottish Business Network is joined again by Bank of Scotland and Institute of Directors to promote export opportunities for Scottish SMEs

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A Survey of the leading Scottish business leaders across the globe

A Survey of the leading Scottish business leaders across the globe

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Entrepreneurial Scotland and Scottish Business Network join forces to bring 11 entrepreneurs to London.

On the afternoon October 22nd, 11 of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs will embark on a day of learning that will provide practical tips, connections and inspiration to help them succeed on a global scale.

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News from across the Web


"Scots using the .scot domain to express European identity​"

The .scot domain is Scotland’s internet identity and the community domain for ‘the worldwide family of Scots’. It was acquired five years ago when the internet was opened up to new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The application was supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish organisations at home and abroad and high profile Scots, including Sir Sean Connery.

Read the full story here.

"Blockchain Technology Partners brings smart contracts to Amazon Quantum Ledger Database with Sextant for DAML"

NEW YORK — February 25, 2020 — Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) today announced the general availability of its integration of DAML, the open source smart contract language created by Digital Asset, with the Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (Amazon QLDB), commercially supported by BTP’s Sextant for DAML.

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"Offshore operators choose luxury Crib 7 Glencraft mattresses"

Glencraft have worked hard to create a luxury offshore mattress, Crib 7 under BS 7177 : 2008, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Designed to help with the challenging offshore lifestyle and help alleviate the issues stated above, this mattress will revitalise, energise and refresh offshore workers for both night and day shifts, aimed to improve both their mental and physical wellbeing by providing quality mattresses for a quality sleep.

Read the full story here.

"Fairfx.com is the nation’s most recommended Credit Cards & Payment Services Provider"

Analysis from YouGov Recommend reveals that Fairfx.com, the online foreign exchange platform, is the UK’s most-recommended credit card or payment services provider in the UK

Read the full story on YouGov.

"Royal Navy Veteran Chris Newlands' Career Skyrockets With Space App"

Chris Newlands' entrepreneurial mind led him to create a pioneering new app, 'Spelfie', (a selfie taken from space) which captures entire events from space in real-time using satellites and is set to shake up digital marketing.

Read the full story on the Forces Network.

"The Launch of the Scottish Business & International Trade Report"

The highly anticipated results of the Global Scottish Business Diaspora Survey was announced on Wednesday in Edinburgh. The teams from SBN and Momentous Change were joined by Ivan McKee MSP to give an overview of the findings and what it means for businesses in Scotland.

Read the full article on The Times.

"Business clubs venture looks to bridge Scotland’s small business skills divide"

A group of new business clubs, led by SBN Member Neil Bradbrook, will be rolled out in Scotland with the aim of closing the small business skills gap.

Read the full story in the Scotsman.

"Scottish Business Network unveils first ambassador"

Russell Dalgleish enlists US-based ex-patriate Sandy Donaldson as the first of what will be a network of global ambassadors.

Read the full article on the Daily Business News Group.

"AM Bid wins place on £500m national professional services framework"

Edinburgh-based AM Bid, led by SBN Members David Gray & Andrew Morrison, is celebrating its award to the Pagabo Professional Services Framework.

Read the full article in Scottish Construction Now.

"There’s a lot to be learnt from mistakes – even better if they’re someone else’s"

SBN Member and host of the SBN Podcast Series, Fraser Allen, encourages us to let past mistakes shape our future decisions.

Read the full story in The Scotsman.

"Essence of Harris homeware to make US debut at NY NOW show"

Essence of Harris founders Jamie and Deenie McGowan showcase their candles and homeware to buyers in the US for the first time.

Read the full story on insider.co.uk

"Recruiting Future With Matt Alder' Joins Evergreen Podcasts"

SBN member, and pdcaster, Matt Alder has joined  America's fastest-growing, independent podcast network.

Read the full story on PR Newswire.

"Cortex Worldwide Celebrates Double-Digit Revenue Growth"

The Edinburgh-based firm, led by SBN Member Peter Proud, is set to announce series of new business wins and high-profile board appointments.

Read the full story on Digit.

"Painting of Doddie Weir on display at Scottish National Portrait Gallery"

The portrait of Doddie Weir, painted by SBN Member Gerard Burns, has gone on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, in Edinburgh.

Read the full story on the ITV website here.
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