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"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.

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"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.

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"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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