Juice Recruitment has appointed Vicky Kingston as its new managing director.

She succeeds founder Emma Summers, who will become the company’s chief executive officer, as the leading south west recruitment company builds on its track record of sustained growth.

While Emma will be responsible for the strategic development of the organisation, Vicky will continue to build on the company’s reputation for an outstanding service by directing the day-to-day business operations, including its branches across the south west.

Vicky said: “Throughout my years in the recruitment industry, I’ve always had a great belief in how recruitment should be conducted.

"Juice is one of the very few recruitment companies that has achieved this vision through long standing relations, excellent service delivery, an engaged committed and loyal team and a desire to make a difference in the south west recruitment area.

"The business has had an incredible growth story and since joining I have felt a real sense of shared purpose and support. I’m extremely excited to be responsible for managing Juice Recruitment’s impressive journey moving forward.”

Since its formation in 1998, Juice has grown to be one of the region's leading recruiters.

Recruiting top talent to the region’s most prolific businesses, Juice’s focus has always been on providing an exceptional recruitment service alongside develop longstanding client and candidate relations.

Vicky has been with Juice since 2009, and will move into her new role this month. She has a clear structure and plan to develop Juice’s product and service even further.

With a strong focus on learning, training and development, a new graduate training scheme, a push into further locations and a partnership plan with HR consultants and professionals to add further value to the recruitment, retention and the engagement process, it’s exciting times ahead for Juice and its team.

Founder and CEO Emma Summers said: “Having built Juice over the last twenty years, there was only ever one person that I wanted to manage the organisation for me and that was Vicky.

"Championing Juice’s journey, I am so pleased to see Vicky take the business into even more successful areas – exciting times.

”Vicky will be overseeing the development plans to further expand the south west recruitment firm with investment in extensive hires and new business wins."