We are here to advise and support people and organisations to realise their potential so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better.

This is our purpose. We aim to deliver exceptional results for our clients through commitment to excellence on every step of their IT recruitment journey. Time and again we hear that our focus on the impact of our appointments is why clients choose to work with us.

Our experienced team of IT recruiters has spent many years developing the in-depth expertise and understanding of the diverse, demanding, and continuously evolving technology market.

With extensive personal networks and genuine passion for technology and change, our recruiters enable organisations to increase business performance through people.

Our experience translates into an expert’s view of how successful technology and business change teams work, and what kind of professional thrives in what kind of role. Our understanding, allied with the latest search methodologies and a detailed understanding of the markets around the world, ensures that we deliver tailored and effective solutions for your technology recruitment needs.

The service we deliver is always built around the specifics of our client’s needs, ranging from full-scale international search, senior recruitment services, advisory, market intelligence, and talent mapping to sourcing interim/contract IT professionals and delivering discreet market benchmarking.

IT recruitment in Scotland for Permanent staff


At Hamilton Forth we recognise that each IT and tech role is unique and may require different approaches. For example, when a role is confidential, you will need search and selection, but for a newly created role you may want to shout about your brand and opportunity with a full advertising and social media campaign. Whatever the scenario, we support organisations with the best solutions. You can find out more about our permanent services below.

Whether you are a tech start-up or family-owned business, a public or not for profit organisation, or a large corporate company, we can provide tailored executive search support. Combining powerful search resources with an in-depth consultative approach, we work closely with our clients to understand their organisation’s competitive challenges, business objectives and culture. We see partnership as the key to success, listening and challenging in equal measure to ensure we can deliver an impactful solution.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

We source and secure the most ambitious talent for permanent roles across the tech lifecycle. Through our community building we continue to build and nurture an extensive network of tech professionals with proven track records, so our clients are confident we will help them find the best talent quickly and ensure a smooth transition into their culture.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Now more than ever, our clients need a partner that can help market their brand to ensure they can attract the most gifted of tech talent.  This talent will have a wealth of compelling opportunities in front of them.  It is our job to work with our clients to ensure they stand out from the crowd and keep their brand front and centre for the best candidates.  Our experienced team build talent acquisition campaigns by creating content, targeting talent through social media, organising inspirational events and building client microsites to showcase opportunities.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.


The Hamilton Forth contract specialists are on hand to support you whether it’s a one-off resource or if you need to ramp up a full data and tech project team.  We have a team of interim IT specialists ready to go, ensuring key projects are delivered on time at a cost-effective price point, backed up by our compliance team giving you complete peace of mind. You can find out more about our interim technology services below.

Whether required for short or long term assignments, our specialist contracting team sources and places the best tech professionals looking to work on specific projects, or deliver individual assignments.  Our operating model ensures complete compliance for our clients, giving them the assurance that all regulations are adhered to whilst the interim delivers the work.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

In today’s ever-changing world, organisations need to be able to pivot quickly to meet the demands of their customer needs. This requires nimble yet robust solutions – allowing businesses the ability to flex up and down with project teams who can not only deliver on price point, but who can help guide and steer through the ever-changing deliverables in a competitive landscape. At Hamilton Forth we have a proven track record of scoping, planning, executing, and supporting a raft of managed service projects for customers looking to transform their business and meet their organisational goals. Our models are tailored to the demands of our clients to ensure the most robust and scalable solutions are provided and all of this is done with partnership, transparency, and delivery at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

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Famous for excellence.

Our dynamic team has experience advising in a wide range of industries and sectors.  We have led and developed businesses from board level, managing people and processes across countless specialisms and geographies. We can bring a unique perspective to your tech talent needs.

Margaret Hamilton

Meet Margaret… The first word in our company name is a nod to one of our heroes – the lead software engineer for Project Apollo, Margaret Hamilton. We feel, like Margaret, that we can make a difference, and through our network unearth the next generation of tech talent.

Together we achieve more.

Livingston James Group comprises three bespoke sub brands: Hamilton Forth, Rutherford Cross – our specialist finance recruitment practice, and Livingston James – our executive search and leadership advisory practice. This wider group structure complements our robust search and assessment process, allowing clients to access the Group’s deep-rooted network and expertise.

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