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Senior promotions at legal recruitment business with sights on global growth

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Kathryn Riley

Douglas Scott, the Manchester-headquartered legal recruitment firm, has announced a new Managing Director with current MD Kathryn Riley taking a CEO role.

Gina Swaim-Rutter, who joined Douglas Scott in November last year, has been promoted to Managing Director. Following another 12 months of growth, the business will look to international markets for expansion, as well as consolidating its growth across the UK.

Jon-Paul Hanrahan has been promoted to Executive Director after 16 years with the business and will spearhead the expansion into international markets. Craig Heywood has also received a promotion as he takes on the position of Associate Director, forging further growth of the successful national insurance and personal injury team he has built.

Founded in 2004 by Kathryn Riley, the legal recruitment expert works with regional, national and international law firms across all disciplines and specialisms. It also has a specialist ‘in-house’ desk, finding the most talented legal counsel for a wide range of companies, from listed businesses through to Silicon Valley technology companies.

Kathryn Riley, CEO, said: “As we enter our fifteenth year of business, we’ve got the strongest team we’ve ever had, at every level and across the teams. With Gina’s appointment alongside Jon-Paul and Craig going from strength-to-strength, it felt like the right time to make these promotions which will perfectly position us to achieve our ambitions over the year ahead and beyond. 2019 is set to be a great year and I look forward to announcing new initiatives in coming months.”

Managing Director, Gina Swaim-Rutter added: “Douglas Scott is a business that never stands still and I can hardly believe the progress we’ve made in the past three months. I’m confident that the best is yet to come and am relishing the opportunity my new role presents.”

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Philip Ghayour
Events, PR, and Marketing Manager at The Samuel James Group, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and holds an MSc in Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.