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Data Driven Decision Engineering… the next Chapter in Data Science

Take a warm autumn afternoon in Glasgow’s East End. Add an amazing venue, a Scottish Government Minister, almost 100 students, another hundred industry guests, representatives from the media, The Data Lab and MBN Solutions.
Then add presentations and panel input from organisations such as the BBC, Clydesdale Bank, Merkle Aquila, Fintech Scotland and Scottish Funding Council and what do you have?

You have an event we called “Data Driven Decision Engineering – the next chapter in Data Science

Organised to celebrate the conclusion of The Data Lab’s MSc Placement Programme for 2017/18, and to thank the many individuals from a huge variety of organisations who participated in this year’s scheme, MBN Solutions and The Data Lab’s joint event highlighted both the growing demand for Data Talent within Scottish organisations and the amazing collaborative work being done across academia and business to ensure this nation remains “the go-to destination” for organisations looking to establish, grow and sustain a competitive edge in Data Science and Engineering.

We had an absolutely brilliant day, and by the conversations we had with guests – and the huge buzz created on Social Media throughout the day – we know that everyone who attended left with a very positive and upbeat view of the “state of the nation” regarding nurturing our next generation of Data Talent.

Thanks to everyone who attended, our amazing speakers and guests, our colleagues at The Data Lab and the brilliant staff at BAaD Glasgow for the perfect end to what has been an incredible first half of the year!

Key hire for the MBN Solutions Operational Leadership Team
The month of August saw a further transformation in performance with the arrival of Alan Wilson joining our Operational Leadership Team.

With a background in high performing team development and organisational design and development, Alan joins MBN to help the business to build on the last five years exceptional performance and to facilitate both a rapid scaling of the MBN’s back office and operations capabilities to support our growth and to help develop our talented top team of consultants.

We can’t wait to see the success of Alan and the changes implemented - Find out more about Alan's role here.


5 Peak Challenge

From the 3rd-8th of September 2018 Darren Moffat and Stephen Hill will be undertaking a unique 6 day journey of self-discovery. Over the course of 6 days the boys will climb Ben Nevis, Beinn Ime, Ben Lomond, The Cobbler & Conic Hill. Along the way there will be business and life coaching sessions, endurance challenges, guest speakers and personal assessments.

MBN strongly believe in the development of their employees not only professionally, but also personally. This is why MBN is investing in both Darren & Stephen as they take on this challenge.

Managing Director, Pete Docherty said, “The 5 Peak Challenge is going to stretch both our consultants not only physically, but mentally.  This will not only enhance their skills in business but also in their own personal lives. This is part of MBN’s ongoing commitment to the development and wellbeing of our employees”.

Find out more about what our consultants have said about their challenge here.

MBN are delighted to be sponsoring SIW18

MBN are looking forward to supporting SIW18. All events are free to attend and take place from the 17th – 21st Sep 2018 across 12 locations accompanied by 60 international speakers.

The goal of SIW18 is to support Scottish based companies scale across the UK and internationally, through the delivery of peer lead events. At each event you can expect to hear from those who have built global businesses and those in the process of internationalising their business.

You will learn what works and what to avoid. You will also have the opportunity to discuss with international experts, in private 1-on-1 sessions, how to address your particular challenges.

Find out more about how to get involved here.

MBN continues to grow as we welcome two new consultants

MBN are proud to announce that due to our ongoing growth strategy, we are welcoming two new consultants to our team, Iain Wilson and Mark Grindrod.

Firstly, Iain comes from a strong sales background where he performed at an international level. He primarily specialised in private medical insurance sales.
Mark comes from a sales background in the Insurance industry – specialising in life, income protection, business and health. Mark is keen to transfer those skills into the recruitment industry and is looking forward to a new challenge.

We are delighted that Iain and Mark  have decided to join MBN. Find out more about what our MD had to say here.

Consultant of the Year gets ready for the Maldives

Alongside our holiday target for the year’s highest performers, we also offer our “Top Performer of the Year” a strictly target driven reward of a little ‘Rest and Relaxation’ and what better a place to do this than the Maldives!

Principal Consultant, Joshua Smith received this award due to continuous determination and commitment throughout the year, achieving the status of MBN’s Top Performer of 2017.

Josh and his wife will be heading off to the Maldives on Monday for 2 weeks of relaxation, diving and luxury.

Keep checking here to find out more about Josh's trip and to see all the amazing pictures!

Our Managing Director, Pete Docherty celebrates 11 years at MBN

The month of August marks the 11 year anniversary of our Managing Director, Pete Docherty

Since joining in 2007, Pete has continuously excelled in the company. With Pete’s input, MBN has continued to grow and deliver the best service for both our clients and candidates. Pete currently focuses on the operation aspects of the business, working closely with our Senior Business Leaders and Board of Directors to ensure that MBN Solutions continues to lead the way in our provision of People Solution services in the Data, Analytics, Technology and Digital sectors.

Find out here what our CEO, Michael Young had to say about Pete's commitment and dedication to the team.

MBN Solutions sponsor ‘Scottish PowerShell & DevOps User Group’ meetup


MBN Solutions are delighted to be sponsors of the Scottish PowerShell & Devops User Group Meetup.

Moving from an online meetup to a face to face forum, MBN saw an opportunity to support this growing group of DevOps professionals and collaborate with like minded personnel in the industry.

The group are always looking for eager speakers to present on hot topics in this space.

Stay up to date with details about the meet ups here.

Aberdeen Data Meetup: MSc. Data Science/ AI Showcase

Tuesday September 4th Aberdeen - 6:30pm Talk Fintech - (Machine Learning/ AI)

Tuesday September 18th Edinburgh - 6:30pm

Tuesday September 25th Edinburgh - 6:30pm.

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