Source: insider.co.uk

Maxwell Bruce has promoted Lynne Ginnelly to the post of managing director to replace Roddy Donaldson, who becomes chief executive of the Scottish recruitment group.

Previously head of the firm’s industrial and construction divisions, Ginnelly has worked in the recruitment industry for 11 years.

In her new role, she will be responsible for the continued growth of the company, which is on course to hit annual revenues of £15m.

“The business has moved into new markets thanks to the strategy and drive Lynne brings to Maxwell Bruce,” Donaldson said.

He joined Maxwell Bruce in 2003 when the Glasgow-based group was reeling from the loss of its biggest client, computer firm Fullerton.

He teamed up at that time with fellow Melville Craig veteran Chris Ferguson to buy a majority stake in Maxwell Bruce from its co-founder, Bruce Fitzgerald.

Donaldson effectively became managing director two years later when Fitzgerald died suddenly, leaving Donaldson to take over day-to-day operations.

With offices in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, Maxwell Bruce is heavily involved in the construction and engineering sectors. Going forward, it plans to target UK-wide projects with a strong focus on Scottish-based client growth.