RECRUITMENT entrepreneur Jamie Livingston has taken full control of Livingston James Group after buying out founding partner Andy Rogerson.

Mr Livingston and Mr Rogerson had each held 50% in the firm since setting it up in 2010. Since then have grown four distinct brands under the Livingston James Group umbrella, and now employ 35 staff across offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Mr Rogerson is taking a step back to spend more time with his family and explore personal interests, but will remain an adviser to the group. The value of the buyout, which had been planned for some time, was not disclosed.

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Mr Livingston, now chairman and chief executive of the group, 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 in his new capacity as non-executive director.

“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.”