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Glasgow-based Cloud Cover IT invests in new talent despite pandemic pressure
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Glasgow-based Cloud Cover IT invests in new talent despite pandemic pressure

Glasgow-based digital transformation firm Cloud Cover IT has strengthened its developer, commercial and senior leadership teams with the appointment of eight new employees, despite the challenging business environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can Do Collective Seeks New Convener to Help Build Scotland’s Future
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Can Do Collective Seeks New Convener to Help Build Scotland’s Future

The Can Do Collective has announced it has opened applications and nominations as it seeks to elect a new convener.

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BTP’s blockchain management platform 'Sextant for DAML 'selected by climate risk insurtech The Demex Group
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BTP’s blockchain management platform 'Sextant for DAML 'selected by climate risk insurtech The Demex Group

BTP product underpins Demex platform that shields customers from the financial surprises of volatile weather empowering them to grow their business

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AM Bid bouncing back from effects of pandemic
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AM Bid bouncing back from effects of pandemic

AM Bid, Scotland's largest bid and tender specialist, is to focus on helping organisations win public sector contracts as it continues to bounce back from the effects of Covid-19.

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Soothe Your Soul this Thanksgiving Holiday by Virtually Embracing a Scottish Festival in a Majestic 14th Century Castle.
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Soothe Your Soul this Thanksgiving Holiday by Virtually Embracing a Scottish Festival in a Majestic 14th Century Castle.

Soothe Your Soul this Thanksgiving Holiday by Virtually Embracing a Scottish Festival in a Majestic 14th Century Castle.

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University is a ‘gamechanger’ for Highland future, says David Sutherland
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University is a ‘gamechanger’ for Highland future, says David Sutherland

University is a ‘gamechanger’ for Highland future, says David Sutherland - commented during his live interview at a Scottish Business Network event.

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Scottish entrepreneurs struggle to create networks, are Chief Collaboration Officers the answer?
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Scottish entrepreneurs struggle to create networks, are Chief Collaboration Officers the answer?

Scottish entrepreneurs struggle to create networks, are Chief Collaboration Officers the answer? Joseph Trodden, The Entrepreneur's Ally, explores the answer. https://josephtrodden.com/

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The Benefits of Taking Coaching Conversations Outdoors
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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
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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
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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
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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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Updates from SBN


Scottish Business Network announce the appointment of their first London Relationship Ambassador, increasing their presence in the city.

Scottish Business Network continued it’s expansion with the appointment of Jonny Downie as London Relationship Ambassador.

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Scottish Business Network Announces Appointment of First Ambassador to India

Scottish Business Network expands into India by welcoming serial entrepreneur Tom Thomas as new SBN Ambassador to the city of Bangalore.

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Scottish Hospitality “Resilience” Conference

Scottish Hospitality “Resilience” Conference announced for November 25th

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Scottish NetZero Community Launches 1 year out from COP26

Scottish Business Network launch the Scottish NetZero Community 1 year out from COP26

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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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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.

Read the full story here.

"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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