Ratcliffe aims to shine at Solar

Project management veteran Len Ratcliffe is building on his success at Glasgow Housing Association with a move to specialise in solar energy.

Ratcliffe, who master-minded the installation of more than 500 solar systems on Glasgow homes, becomes commercial and contracts manager at Solar Electricity Systems. His appointment comes hard on the heels of the naming of Scott Forbes as the Glasgow firm’s commercial director.

Ratcliffe said: “Solar is a fast-growing and fast-changing market creating sustainable energy supply for the future as well as tangible social gain.”

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Jewellery maker proves its strength

Staff at Hebridean Jewellery have held an event to show the glittering future they face since becoming a co-operative.

The 35-year-old South Uist-based firm, which makes silver and gold jewellery with a Pictish and Celtic theme, became employee-owned in July 2011. The new owners, who plan to grow the business by significantly increasing internet sales, hosted MSP Alasdair Allan and Co-operative Development Scotland chief Sarah Deas at the event, aimed at promoting the staff ownership model.

Nucleus shows Faith in its staff

Faith Liversedge will be getting to the core of Nucleus, the IFA-owned “wrap” money manager, in her new job as communications manager.

She joins the Edinburgh-based group from Bright Grey having spent four years running its print, digital, and sales campaigns.

Liversedge has also held similar roles at Prudential and helped promote Standard Life’s wrap service.

Her move comes shortly after Nucleus’ assets under management reached £3.8 billion and the business welcomed its 100th member firm.