MBN Celebrates its 10th Birthday with Another Year of Strong Revenue!

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Over the past 10 years MBN has gone from strength-to-strength and seen continual, robust growth through tough markets and challenging times. Now employing eight times as many staff as ten years ago across our two key UK bases of Glasgow and London, MBN offer a truly international set of people solutions in sectors they now lead: Big Data, Insight & Analytics and Data Science and in the increasingly important Blockchain sector.

MBN’s global client base includes the likes of Financial Services and Leading Consultancies and their reach includes clients in over eight countries. They’ve also enjoyed recent success in both the United States and central and eastern Europe.

MBN was founded in 2007 by Michael Young, who setup office in Glasgow after a number of years working in the recruitment industry in England. Within one year the company employed eight permanent members of staff and moved to their current headquarters in Ingram Street, Glasgow. In 2013 MBN opened their London office to assist their ever-growing client base and this move became a key element of MBN’s drive to become a thought leader in the data services sectors.

MBN have experienced tremendous growth due to the success of its outstanding client service, access to the very best candidates and its ongoing programme of high quality thought leadership and sector focused events. In addition, it works closely with other key industry stakeholders such as The Data Lab in Edinburgh and many UK universities seeking to establish themselves as world leading establishments for study by post graduate data scientists. Currently managing the placement of 90 such data scientists, MBN are always at the forefront of finding the very best talent for businesses in need or representing the interests of professionals in this strategically important discipline.

Michael Young, CEO of MBN Solutions, said; “MBN has come a long way over the past 10 years and over the past 36 months the business has grown considerably. We’ve continued to evolve and develop our people solutions to meet the challenging demands of our growing international client base. We have some exciting new event launches happening in the next few months and we’re all working hard to break into new territories over the coming year.”

2017 represents an important milestone not just because it’s MBN’s tenth birthday but also because the business is about to embark on the next stage of its ambitious growth plans.

Paul Forrest, Chairman of MBN Solutions said; “It’s a real testament to Michael and the MBN Team’s ability to deliver such high-quality recruitment services to clients but we recognise this alone is never enough to be the best. Our thought leadership and event programme over the last few years has seen MBN becoming more and more involved with key stakeholders in the Data Industry. This year, MBN will capitalise on this through the launch of a series of high profile events and training activities to help businesses, the public sector and the world of academia to achieve their goals in and around the exploitation of Blockchain, Data, Insight and Analytics.”

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MBN Solutions:
MBN are a full service Recruitment and People Solutions business. As a business, MBN are positioned as being a challenger brand to larger competitors and a market leader in the areas of Data Science, Blockchain, Data Insight, Analytics and Econometrics.

The last four years have seen continued, tremendous change and growth for MBN and the plan is to ensure that this business as usual is maintained during a period of high quality, low risk and profitable growth.

MBN continues to lead the field in this important sector by developing thought leadership and perspectives that count with their clients and industry experts alike.


MBN Consilium:
Originally a business unit of MBN, Consilium Analytics focuses on providing high quality Data Leadership and Strategy consulting. With clients ranging from main boards of large listed businesses to small, agile start-ups, Consilium helps those seeking to get the most from their data initiatives.

Consilium Analytics represents a tremendous opportunity for the business and as such, it has been given its own commercial and corporate structure to facilitate its growth over the years to come.


MBN Events:
MBN prides itself with being at the forefront of recruitment services for Data Science, Insight and Analytics and related Technology skills. Key to our success and growth in this important sector has been the development of world class thought leadership and creation of events to allow skilled practitioners and business leaders to hear from leading global professionals and to network with likeminded people.

We organise events which are centred on Technology, Data and Digital Themes, either on our own or in partnership with our clients. These formal events are ran with a view to community interaction and collaboration. Over time, these events have grown in stature and significance. These formal events are ran with a view to community interaction and collaboration.


MBN Academy & University Outreach:
MBN Academy is part of our business which focuses on connecting academics, students and commercial organisations in our areas of expertise. We have recently partnered with The Data Lab to deliver Placement Projects to 90 MSc students in Scotland.


Michael Young, Chief Executive Officer


MBN Solutions, Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street. Glasgow. G1 1DA

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