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Founder and Managing Director
After spending over 20 years in corporate environments, Jim established Paramount with the vision of supporting organisations and individuals to achieve their goals of business and personal growth, as well as leadership excellence.
Jim started his career in business development, gaining a real world understanding of the daily drive and perseverance required to deliver success. He used his practical experience to design innovative sales training programs for sales teams throughout the UK and Ireland.
As his career progressed Jim took on a variety of different operational and strategic roles ranging from; Head of Commercial Marketing to European Strategy Director, as well as various general management and Managing Director appointments.
In 2012, Jim appeared in the 'Accountancy Age Financial Power List' Top 30. In the following year, 2013, he was voted the 6th most influential person in UK finance, as he rebuilt the Accountants Division within The Sage Group Plc, to deliver against challenging market dynamics.
Ultimately, Jim went on to take on senior leadership responsibilities as Global Vice President, within the The Sage Group, which was the only technology company in the FTSE100.
Jim now owns and runs a number of businesses, some of which have gone on to win recognition with National Awards from industry bodies in 2019.
He continues to work with corporate, mid-size and small businesses across various sectors including; technology, energy, leisure, housing and investors to help; define their strategy and vision, drive their commercial execution and inspire and educate their leadership communities to deliver results.
Jim Scott, Founder
Phone: 07500 504 369
What our clients say
"Jim is an exceptional business coach, board colleague and mentor and it was a privilege to work with him closely... Any leadership team in a growing business would benefit from Jim's input and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a mentor, coach, consultant, leader or non-exec."
Phil Williams - Partner, Williams Ali Corporate Finance
"Drive, energy and commitment. Where Jim differentiates himself from the rest is the ability to connect people within and outside the organisation, to bridge cultural differences by amplifying common goals & positions, driving alignment by creating sustainable, lasting relationships and thinking big so as to inspire those around him to execute with precision and pace."
Paul Say - International Marketing and Digital Executive
"Paramount bring a high degree of focus, energy and rigor to every project. This is balanced with the vision and creativity required to drive positive change in a business. They understand the importance of building high performing teams in order to plan and effectively execute on a strategy... Jim is a skillful operator with the leadership skills and emotional intelligence to successfully lead any business through a period of significant industry transformation"
Paul Harris - Co-Founder and CMO at BrightHR
"Jim is a highly capable business leader, adaptable and versatile with strong principles. Jim is that rarest of things; a strategist with vision, but able to manage operational detail, dependable and reliable, but able to exceed expectations - a deeply professional and progressive leader. 1st name on the team sheet."
Jon Cowan - Chief Marketing Officer
"Jim is a real professional. He knows when to push, when to challenge, when to motivate and drive and when to act as counsel or coach. We will continue to work with Jim on all future projects and actively recommend him to others."
Peter Kirkham, Founder of Smart Utility Management