New CEO for York-based software developer

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New CEO for York-based software developer
Sandy Scott (right) judging at Scottish Baker of the Year. Credit: Katielee Arrowsmith/Scottish Bakers

York-based software developer RedBlack has appointed enterprise software sector specialist Sandy Scott as CEO.

RedBlack is best known for its Cybake suite of bakery management solutions as well as BakePlan, an advanced forecasting application for supermarkets, convenience stores and food-to-go operators.

Sandy Scott has many years’ experience nurturing and growing companies in the business software industry. He has a strong track record in the development, sales and marketing of successful software solutions. He has also made a significant investment in the company.

Mr Scott said: “I have a background of success in specialist vertical business solutions. RedBlack Software has a strong stable of sector-specific applications developed by an impressive team, so it’s a great fit. RedBlack fully exploits next-generation technologies and I see strong growth potential in its products.”

Jane Tyler, founder and MD of RedBlack Software, said: “The arrival of a CEO of Sandy’s calibre is a serious coup for our company. His strategic expertise is already being felt across all our areas of operation.”

Tyler, who is also the vice chair of British Society of Baking, added: “In recent times, we have transitioned to a cloud-based model, broken into the international grocery retail market and won investment from Innovate UK.

“With Sandy’s knowledge and direction, we are now even better positioned to take our businesses to a whole new level, both at home and internationally.”