Manchester-based legal recruitment firm, Douglas Scott, has appointed Gina Swaim-Rutter as Commercial Director as it drives forward ambitious growth plans.
With more than ten years’ senior leadership experience and a number of industry awards, Gina joins the business to support the management team as it seeks to enhance and grow its offering. She joins Douglas Scott from a private equity backed, award winning, and high growth law firm where she held the positions of Executive Director and Operations Leader.
She is in her final stages of achieving an MBA with Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside undertaking Lean Six Sigma and Prince2 Training.
The hire follows news of Lisa Spink’s appointment, rejoining the firm to launch and lead Douglas Scott’s in-house contract desk.
Commenting on her appointment, Gina said: “Douglas Scott’s story is a compelling one – the opportunity to join them at such a critical point is really exciting. I look forward to focusing on the evolution and expansion of the firm’s offering, while driving operational efficiencies to support growth.
“As the industry advances, there is huge opportunity for firms to leverage innovation and new technologies, streamlining processes and enhancing client offerings. Douglas Scott is already doing this, and I look forward to being part of a market-leading team, setting best practice.”
Douglas Scott Founder and Managing Director, Kathryn Riley, said: “Gina’s legal background is already proving a real asset to the business as we seek to further enhance our client offering. There are few individuals who can offer strong expertise within the intersection of these industries, so we’re delighted to welcome Gina and her excellent credentials to the team.”
Gina continued: “Having worked in the legal industry for over a decade, I have seen the important role Douglas Scott plays in placing both highly trained lawyers and non-lawyers into their next legal role. Efficient recruitment can’t be underestimated, it’s vital if the legal sector is to continue to flourish.”