Lynne Rae

Director, NT Agile Recruitment Ltd, a franchisee of Nine Twenty Recruitment

IFSDG: How long have you worked in NT Agile Recruitment Ltd?

Lynne: 21 Months.

IFSDG: How many people work at NT Agile Recruitment Ltd?

Lynne: Three.

IFSDG: What is the vision for NT Agile Recruitment Ltd in Glasgow?

Lynne: I love what I do. I started in recruitment at 16 with Office Angels and had I not been offered that opportunity I just don't know where I would have ended up.

My focus is moving the business forward and making it successful. Taking more contact centre clients on board and providing our service is exciting and can be very attractive to other companies.

My vision is to grow the business and take on some more people including offering apprenticeship opportunities to school leavers or graduates.

IFSDG: What is a typical day for you?

Lynne: Contacting suitable candidates for clients, interviewing candidates via Zoom / MS Teams, and updating clients on the progress of their recruitment campaigns.

IFSDG: Why did NT Agile Recruitment Ltd choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Lynne: In our role as a high-quality recruiter serving the people needs of the city's business community, we believe we need to be at the heart of that community and the IFSD is where that heart is located.

IFSDG: Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Lynne: It is easy to meet both clients and candidates.

Being in the heart of the city is inspiring.

Socialising in the city is something everyone on the team enjoys.

IFSDG: What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Lynne: My biggest achievements are my two children and setting up my own business platform to work around them.

IFSDG: What is the best investment you ever made?

Lynne: That would have to be investing all my time and energy in my business. I get tremendous satisfaction from watching my team working hard and with commitment to find the right people for our clients.

IFSDG: Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

Lynne: Ally Watson - CEO / Founder of Code Like a Girl - she set this company up as she was a backend developer and struggled to move forward because of the industry. Now she has set up a platform inspiring girls / woman all over to get into coding and technology from the age of 8 up. And she is also originally from Scotland moving to Australia in 2015. As a parent, companies like this really inspire me, as they are developing/providing platforms for our future generations in areas that can be quite difficult to break into.

IFSDG: What did you want to be when you were a child?

Lynne: I can't quite remember that far back, but I did want to be a primary school teacher at one point.

IFSDG: What do you do to relax away from the office?

Lynne: Spending time with my children, walking the dog and running.

IFSDG: I-Phone or Android?

Lynne: I-Phone.

IFSDG: Favourite band?

Lynne: Aww, so many, but I do love Queen.

IFSDG: Favourite sport?

Lynne: Running.

IFSDG: Favourite movie?

Lynne: Elf.

IFSDG: Sunshine or snow?

Lynne: Sunshine.

IFSDG: …and finally, what three words sum you up?

Lynne: Committed, hardworking and fun.

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