Scotland’s Tech Scene: A Hotbed of New Appointments and Expansions


Introducing the Innovators and Influencers

Scotland's tech ecosystem is buzzing with activity as this month's DIGIT Movers and Shakers reveals a host of new appointments and strategic expansions across the sector. From cyber security to space exploration, the Scottish tech industry is showcasing its dynamism and growth.

Cyber Security Veteran Takes the Helm at Sword Ping

Andrew joins the team at Sword Ping to lead the charge in Cyber Practice Sales, bringing over two decades of IT expertise to the table. His vision includes enhancing service offerings and forging new strategic market relationships, building on Sword Ping's commitment to excellence in skills and solutions.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

The Pathways Forward programme, backed by the Scottish Government, is making strides with its new advisory group aimed at supporting women in entrepreneurship. Esteemed professionals join forces to implement strategies that will knock down barriers for Scottish women embarking on business ventures.

Orbex Rockets Towards Growth with New Leadership

Orbex, an orbital launch services company, is gearing up for a significant expansion period with the appointment of tech and space industry veterans Phillip Chambers and Miguel Belló Mora as CEO and executive chair, respectively. Their expertise is set to propel the company towards its first launch and the completion of the Sutherland Spaceport.

Serial Entrepreneur Inspires at Edinburgh Napier University

Lynne Cadenhead, with a rich background in life sciences and entrepreneurship, joins Edinburgh Napier University as its latest entrepreneur in residence. Her extensive experience is expected to have a profound impact on the university community's entrepreneurial endeavors.

Angel Investment Champion Joins Stirling Management School

Gillian Fleming, CEO of Mint Ventures, takes on the role of entrepreneur in residence at the University of Stirling Management School. Her insights into the startup ecosystem and investment are anticipated to enrich the academic environment.

Optimum Eco Group Names New Managing Director

Jim McNulty steps in as the new managing director of Optimum Eco Group, taking the baton from founder Bruce McLean. The company, a key player in the Circular Economy, continues its mission in IT and WEEE recycling with a focus on secure data destruction and product refurbishment.

Ace Aquatec Welcomes Sales Expertise

Ben Perry joins Ace Aquatec, an aquaculture technology company, to lead sales efforts. His appointment promises to marry his clinical knowledge and practical experience with Ace Aquatec's innovative and ethical approach to aquaculture.

Green Business Innovator Joins Earth Blox

Earth Blox welcomes Katie Critchlow to its board, adding her two decades of green business growth and innovation experience. Critchlow's leadership is anticipated to empower financial institutions and corporations in their nature and climate reporting and performance.

Muckle Media Strengthens Team Following Growth

Following a successful growth period, Muckle Media has expanded its specialist team with the addition of Michael Scobbie as Head of B2B and Corporate Communications and Hannah Blackford as Senior Account Manager. Scobbie's strategic communications expertise and Blackford's campaign leadership are expected to further elevate the agency's offerings.

i4 Product Design Embraces New Leadership

Ryan Fenton takes the lead at i4 Product Design as the new managing director, inheriting a legacy of innovation and a transition to Employee Ownership. Fenton is set to guide the company into its next growth phase within the Scottish technology ecosystem.

Daxtra's CEO Recognized for Influence in Talent Acquisition

Terry Baker, CEO of Daxtra, has been honored as one of the TAtech Top 100 Most Influential TA Thought Leaders. His contributions to enhancing the recruitment process through AI at Daxtra underscore his impact in the industry.

Abacus Group Expands in Edinburgh

Abacus Group, a provider of managed services to the alternative investment sector, is opening a new office in Edinburgh to tap into the local talent pool and bolster its R&D and customer support. This move is part of the company's consistent revenue growth and commitment to harnessing Scottish talent.

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