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Founder buys out partner in Livingston James Group

Buy-out: Jamie Livingston now has 100% control

Jamie Livingston, founding director of recruitment agency Livingston James Group, has bought out business partner Andy Rogerson.

The pair set up the company in 2010 and it now comprises four boutique brands employing 35 staff in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Following the long-planned deal, Mr Rogerson is taking a step back from the business to spend more time with his family and to explore personal interests. 

He will remain an adviser to the group, becoming a non-executive director alongside fellow board members Gillian Hastings and Craig McDermid. Mr Livingston now has 100% control and will operate as chairman and CEO. 

I see huge opportunity for the organisation to build on the firm foundations we have set

– Jamie Livingston

He said: “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a team in growing the Livingston James Group to the business it is today. Andy and I have had a lot of fun working together and I am delighted that he will continue to have a role with the group.

“Looking to the next 10 years, I see huge opportunity for the organisation to build on the firm foundations we have set. Each of our businesses in Scotland are significantly up year on year and we have ambitious plans for further geographic and service line expansion in the next 12 months. 

“The market is changing rapidly and through the quality of our people, the strength of our relationships, and our purpose led approach to innovation we are ideally placed to capitalise on the opportunities these dynamic times present.”

The pair set up the company in 2010 and it now comprises four boutique brands employing 35 staff in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Following the long-planned deal, Mr Rogerson is taking a step back from the business to spend more time with his family and to explore personal interests. 

He will remain an adviser to the group, becoming a non-executive director alongside fellow board members Gillian Hastings and Craig McDermid. Mr Livingston now has 100% control and will operate as chairman and CEO. 

He said: “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a team in growing the Livingston James Group to the business it is today. Andy and I have had a lot of fun working together and I am delighted that he will continue to have a role with the group.

“Looking to the next 10 years, I see huge opportunity for the organisation to build on the firm foundations we have set. Each of our businesses in Scotland are significantly up year on year and we have ambitious plans for further geographic and service line expansion in the next 12 months. 

“The market is changing rapidly and through the quality of our people, the strength of our relationships, and our purpose led approach to innovation we are ideally placed to capitalise on the opportunities these dynamic times present.”



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