Ex-SSE boss joins energy app-making start-up

The ex-chief executive of Scottish energy firm SSE has joined the board of a technology start-up which has made an energy-related app. Ian Marchant is putting cash into the Stirling-based […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The ex-chief executive of Scottish energy firm SSE has joined the board of a technology start-up which has made an energy-related app.

Ian Marchant is putting cash into the Stirling-based firm Linknode as well as taking up a role as a Non-Executive Director.

The two year old company specialises in mobile 3D visualisation apps for tablet devices including one which helps wind farm developers and planners.

The VentusAR app lets users see an animated view of their proposed project whether they’re on or off-site (pictured).

Mr Marchant said: “The continual digital revolution creates new business challenges in the design and provision of personalised technology and apps through new marketplaces”.

Crispin Hoult, the firm’s managing director added: “By focusing our business on the convergence of mobile technology and environmental impact in the growing energy economy we were able to engage with some of Ian’s interests.”