ROUND-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont has saddled up for a new role with recruitment group Livingston James.
The record-breaking adventurer has joined the firm’s advisory board as an ambassador and mentor, which will see him host a variety of events and work with staff to help achieve their business targets.
Beaumont is due to set off in April in a bid to break the record for cycling from Cairo to Cape Town. He aims to complete the 6,200-mile route in 50 days, taking three weeks off the current record, raising money for Orkidstudio, the Scottish humanitarian design organisation.
He said: “My background in endurance expeditions and broadcasting is all about working through hugely ambitious projects and being an effective communicator. I am sure these skills will be add to the great depth of experience that the Livingston James team already have.”
The group has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and director Jamie Livingston said: “Having Mark join the Livingston James advisory board is a great addition to our business. As a world record holder, his mentoring and motivational skills are second to none.
“Mark brings a wealth of experience as a business ambassador and we very much look forward to working with him to achieve our goals.”