Jacqui Paterson has been a part of the Livingston James Group since 2017 when she joined to head up the Group’s procurement and supply chain division, Drummond Bridge. She has 20 years’ experience in recruitment, specialising in senior finance appointments as well as procurement and supply chain. She recently transitioned to Livingston James. Here we talk to Jacqui about her time with the Group.
“I have worked in recruitment for almost 20 years focussing initially on senior finance positions, and latterly on senior procurement and supply chain appointments.
“Livingston James is a business founded on strong relationships, whether they are between colleagues, or our consultants and their clients and candidates. Our people work hard to support each other in order to deliver the best results possible.
“Two of our core values that underpin this supportive approach for me are ‘Together we Achieve More’ and ‘Always Do the Right Thing’. Staying true to these values – particularly in challenging circumstances, can ensure that you make the best decisions for clients and candidates alike.
“All our staff members are encouraged to focus on their own professional development, whether that is undertaking an MBA or becoming qualified in psychometric testing. Investing in our own knowledge has a much wider impact than on just our own career progression, helping us to deliver a better service for clients.
“CSR is also a big focus at the Livingston James Group. We run regular fundraising activities and are allotted CSR days that we can use to support a charity of our choice. Last year, we took part in the Marie Curie Corporate Challenge (link to case study), which saw our teams work in Marie Curie stores across Glasgow to raise as much money as possible for the charity in one day.
“The board was incredibly supportive when I chose to apply for the position of Non-Executive Director for charity Project Scotland in 2018 – an organisation I have mentored with for a number of years. I was fortunate to be offered the role and I have enjoyed working with Project Scotland to support and advise their senior team.
“Our Group purpose and values encourage us to support each other, our clients, our candidates, and our wider communities. This culture underpins our approach to the search and selection process, and ensures our success.”