Stephen Robertson

Founders Series – Stephen Robertson, founder, owner and director of Metis Partners

SBNN Founders series is sponsored by SureVoIP – A SaaS provider of business grade VoIP and business phone services   Stephen Robertson of Metis Partners founded the company 15 years ago after spotting a gap for a…

Robin Worsnop

Founders Series – Robin Worsnop, Chief Executive and founder of Rabbie’s

SBNN Founders series is sponsored by SureVoIP - A SaaS provider of business grade VoIP and business phone services Robin Worsnop left university in 1990 with a degree in history and a desire not be another graduate…

Paul McGlynn, CEO of Caseblocks

Interview wth CEO Paul McGlynn of Caseblocks

Last week at the Fairfield Yard Office in Glasgow, two men described their vision for Glasgow. Whilst Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn demanded that future Naval ships be built in domestic shipyards, CEO…

Maulik Patel CEO Dealslands

Interview: Maulik Patel, Founder and CEO of DealsLands UK

What is Dealslands all about? One of the most important things that online buyers look for is affordable prices for items or services they are looking for and that are where Dealslands.co.uk come into the…

Mike Coutts

Quick interview : Mike Coutts MD of Wellahead Engineering

The last few years have been a tough time for the Oil & Gas industry globally and particularly within Aberdeen.  With thousands of redundancies and multiple business closures you could be forgiven for thinking Aberdeen…

Jo Chidley

Beautiful business opens up natural growth opportunities – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I am very attracted to positive people. The energy they exude is like the warmth from the sun, I can’t help but bask in it. Sometimes I don’t even need to see them to feel…

“Scotland is the envy of many countries” – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

If there was one thing missing from the Scottish scale up ecosystem – what would you say it was? I spoke to Jock Millican, founder of business angel investors Equity Gap, and he had some…

Douglas Martin

Startup Interview: Douglas Martin of MiAlgae

Edinburgh-based scientist and entrepreneur, Douglas Martin recently won an award from Shell for his business MiAlgae which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. According to Martin, his business can grow microalgae rich in omega 3 and other nutrients…

Cally Russell

My Story: Cally Russell of Mallzee – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days. Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me… When I finally tear myself away and…

Christian Arno

My Story: Christian Arno of Lingo24 – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I could have been a translator. In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish - and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it…

Chris Marr

My Story: Chris Marr of Content Marketing Academy – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Entrepreneurs and CEOs are probably well aware of the power of internet marketing – what they don’t have time for is keeping on top of the updates. One company effectively solving that problem is Content…

Kim Moran-Hogg, Head of Regional Business Scotland, Vodafone UK

Interview – Kim Moran-Hogg, Head of Regional Business Scotland, Vodafone UK

How are the ways we do business going to change in the near future? The way we do business is already changing. The question we need to explore is how ready are we to adapt…

Jim Land

CEO Interview – Jim Land of Cresent

What does your company do? Cresent are Control of Work and Health and Safety specialists. We work in high-hazard facilities, both onshore and offshore, in the Oil and Gas, Marine and Nuclear industries all over…

The Storii team

Interview: Cameron Graham, Founder and CEO of StoriiCare

We caught up with Cameron Graham, the founder CEO of StoriiCare as the company undertakes a £300k crowdfunding exercise and asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his background As a teenager…

Patrick Clover, founder of BLACKBX

Founder Interview: Patrick Clover of BLACKBX

Name - Patrick Clover Age - 25 Business - BLACKBX Based - Leith What does your company do? BLACKBX is a cloud-based Wi-Fi management software that makes setting up and maintaining guest Wi-Fi easy and…

Doug More of Assure APM

Founder Interview: Doug More, CEO, Assure APM

Doug More, CEO, Assure APM gives us an insight into why he came out of retirement to launch his tech startup Assure APM. When did you launch the company? Assure APM was founded in 2014. What…

L-R Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye

Founders Interview: Gordon Kaye and Sam Wason, Co-founders and Directors at Cathcart Associates

When did you launch the company? We launched Cathcart Associates in 2009 after we had accumulated a combined 18 years’ experience of working in the IT recruitment industry. What does your company do? Cathcart Associates…

Rebecca Pick

Founder Interview – Rebecca Pick of Pick Protection

When did you launch Pick Protection? In 2014, while I was an undergraduate at the University of Strathclyde. What does your company do? We have developed a range of security products for lone workers, including…

Julie Grieve

Founder Interview: Julie Grieve, CEO and Founder of Information Apps

When did you launch the company? We launched in December 2016 with a 3-month free trial What does your company do? Information Apps has built and now sells software on subscription called Criton. Criton allows…

Chris Torres

Founder Interview: Chris Torres of Senshi Digital “Know your numbers!”

Chris Torres established his Brand, Website and Marketing agency, Senshi Digital, 9 years ago, having developed his skills over the previous 15 years in various design houses in Scotland where he worked on accounts for…

Ross Tuffee

Founder Interview: Ross Tuffee, CEO of DOGFI.SH Mobile

In our latest interview we chat with Ross Tuffee, CEO of Stirling-based DOGFI.SH Mobile. Can you tell us a bit about DOGFI.SH Mobile? DOGFI.SH Mobile was established in 2009 and headquartered in Stirling, central-Scotland. We specialise…

Lynn Mann of Supernature

Founder Interview: Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils – Scotland’s other oil

In 2011, Lynn Mann had just had a baby daughter and was on a career break from being a psychotherapist when Supernature Oils was born. The business started as part of an on-farm diversification from…

Heidi Barnes

Interview with Heidi Barnes of RBS – right in the middle of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

If anyone has their finger on the pulse of the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem then it’s Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland. Heidi graduated with a first class honors in Management Studies…

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with United Distillers and Vintners (now Diageo) nearly 20 years ago. After…

Bruce Hydes

Founder Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a fast evolving stable of specialist HR services and recruitment consulting businesses…