Michelle Livingstone

CEO & Co-Founder

After studying English literature and Sociology (nothing whatsoever to do with tech or business) and gaining a first class honours, my father and I established a telecoms business in Scotland back in 2002. As operations director, I was always seeking ways to improve and scale the business. It was here that the idea of The Layer was born when I recognised the need for tailored software for the industry. When sourcing possible suppliers, I met Nick my co-founder and business partner who just happens to be one of the most talented people I know. Together, we set about creating the Layer; building software solutions focused exclusively on the needs of telecoms & IT companies. By the time I resigned from the telecoms company to focus on Layer Systems, it had grown into a highly profitable, multi-million pound business. Fast forward to today, Layer Systems has a sizeable, loyal customer base, strong market demand for our services and a talented team of 25 people and growing. Our ambitious scaling plans are firmly in motion and we have a very exciting journey ahead of us.

View LinkedIn Profile

Under the spotlight

What do you like most about working at Layer Systems?

That’s an easy one! The thing I love most is having the opportunity to bring together, and work with, such an amazingly talented and fantastic bunch of people!

What are you happiest doing when you're not working?

Spending time with my lovely family and friends

Do you have any skills or talents we should know about?

Does spotting talent in others count? Other than making ‘hand crafted’ (odd shaped) pottery and playing piano (badly), none.

Meet the rest of the team

Michelle Livingstone
CEO & Co-Founder
Nick Kewney
CTO & Co-Founder
Natalie Dryburgh
Head of Customer Success
Graeme Rankin
Head of Operations