Catherine Livingstone

Director, Wylie & Bisset LLP

IFSDG: How long have you worked in Wylie & Bisset?

Catherine:  14 years. I joined as a CA trainee in 2004 and worked in the audit department for 11 years. I then had a short break where I worked in industry and re-joined the firm in 2016.

IFSDG: How many people work at Wylie & Bisset?

Catherine:  130

IFSDG: What is the vision for Wylie & Bisset in Glasgow?

Catherine:  The firm aims to continue to grow and support SMEs throughout Scotland and beyond.

IFSDG: What's a typical day for you?

Catherine:  Every day is different but can involve meeting and advising clients, reviewing accounts files, supporting staff, planning ahead and meeting contacts and potential new clients.

IFSDG: Why did Wylie & Bisset choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Catherine:  Wyle & Bisset's office is a great location for staff and clients to get to.

IFSDG: Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Catherine:  Shops; Places to go out for lunch/dinner; Being able to catch up with friends who also work in Glasgow

IFSDG: What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Catherine:  Obtaining ICAS Practising certificate in 2018

IFSDG: What is the best investment you ever made?

Catherine:  Phone insurance….I've had a few broken phones this last year!

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

Catherine:  The people I admire most are the people I work with. I see their hard work, leadership and success, which drives me to do the best that I can.

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

Catherine:  I've wanted to be an accountant since I was at school! I also wanted to be a makeup artist.

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

Catherine:  Most of my free time is spent with my two young sons. We love going for holidays, day trips and relaxing at home when we get the chance (which normally involves lego!).

IFSDG: I-Phone or Android?

Catherine:  iPhone


IFSDG: Favourite band?

Catherine:  The Killers


IFSDG: Favourite sport?

Catherine:  Swimming


IFSDG: Favourite movie?

Catherine:  Harry Potter x 8


IFSDG: Sunshine or snow?

Catherine:  Sunshine

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

Catherine:  Ambitious, hardworking and enthusiastic

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