Livingston James retained by Tillicoultry Quarries to appoint into the newly created role of Finance Director

Established in 1931 by RW Menzies at Craigfoot Quarry in Tillicoultry, Tillicoultry Quarries identified the need for construction materials to be supplied to the local market. Now, 90 years on, the business is one of the largest suppliers of quarry materials in Scotland and has developed a reputation for quality products and service excellence.

The business now operates at over 32 sites throughout Central Scotland, the Northeast of England and East Anglia. As a family business they have a clear focus on their people. They have a committed and engaged team of over 300 employees working in a variety of different roles delivering a unique combination of quality materials and service excellence for their customers.


Over the last decade, the business has been highly acquisitive, resulting in significant growth and turnover now in the region of £90 million. In addition, the business remained robust and profitable through the pandemic, with profit and turnover both growing during this period.

Given the current size of the business and with potential opportunities to grow further, Tillicoultry Quarries has been investing in the accounting function and is now considering the recruitment of their first Finance Director to be part of the Senior Management Team. The role will be based at the Head Office at Tulliallan, Kincardine on Forth, where the business is investing in a new state of the art facility that is due to open in September 2022.


The Finance Director will be responsible for the financial stewardship and success of the company through the provision of proactive financial planning, advice, and, as part of the Senior Management Team, supporting key commercial decision making. Specifically, there is a requirement for more insightful management information, robust business planning/cashflow forecasting, and the ongoing development of the finance team, systems and processes to meet business needs. In addition, there is a requirement for supporting the Board with financial strategy, especially in relation to the assessment and analysis of new business opportunities, potential acquisition and capital investment decisions.


Tillicoultry Quarries is seeking to attract a commercially focused, astute Finance Director who will be a strong fit with the positive family culture and values that have been developed over a number of generations. In particular, there is a desire to secure a finance leader who has positive attitude to a broad range of responsibilities and possesses a down to earth approach when interacting with people at all levels across the organisation. Also, the Finance Director should be proactive in nature and able to encourage the team to deliver high quality results on a consistent basis to the Board and Senior Management Team.


A very attractive financial package is available to the successful individual and will be commensurate with the background and experience required for the role. For more information on remuneration please contact Mark Lewis at Livingston James.

Please note that any direct or third party approaches will be sent to Livingston James for review and assessment.


Tillicoultry Quarries – Finance Director – Position Profile (NS)


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