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In the war for talent, our Employer Branding offering "Inside Out" can help you define, articulate and bring to life the "magic" of your organisation creating your cultural competitive advantage, vital for both attracting and retaining your most precious resource - people.

About us

Denholm Associates is an international Executive Search, Recruitment and Employer Branding consultancy specialising in marketing, sales and commercial appointments. Headquartered in Scotland, we have established a global client base of both corporate and SME businesses and an unbeatable network of contacts, within Scotland, across the UK and internationally.

We do things differently, by combining marketing principles with the recruitment process to bring economy, efficiency and importantly much needed transparency to the search process. Our blue chip client list is testament to our unique ability to attract, hire and retain top talent capable of growing businesses. In the war for talent, our Employer Branding offering Inside Out can help you define, articulate and bring to life the "magic" of your organisation creating your cultural competitive advantage, vital for both attracting and retaining your most precious resource - people.

Our partners and team

Emp Uk Nicki Denholm
CEO

Nicki Denholm was the pioneer of specialist sales and marketing recruitment and has developed an unrivalled network at senior levels in Scotland and beyond. She successfully launched and developed Denholm into a widely respected and leading player within the UK market for providing top talent in sales and marketing. She currently heads up the Denholm Marketing Recruitment Group, encompassing Executive Search, Recruitment and Employer Branding.

Emp Uk John Denholm
Executive Chairman

John co-founded the Leith Agency, which grew to become Scotland's leading advertising and communications agency. After the agency became part of the Cello Group, John joined Denholm Associates as Managing Director. He has been a member of the Scottish Arts Council, Chair of Creative Edinburgh, Chair of the joint Marketing Committee of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Scottish Advertising Awards. He is currently a Fellow of the Marketing Society in Scotland.

Emp Uk Marisa Carroll
COO

Marisa has a wealth of marketing recruitment experience, and alongside Nicki, helped establish Denholm in 2002. Marisa has developed an enviable network of contacts and unrivalled knowledge of the Scottish/UK marketplace. Whilst Marisa has experience of recruiting into many industries, she has particular expertise in FMCG marketing recruitment, where she has filled a huge variety of roles for some of the UK's biggest brands.

Emp Uk Douglas Cross
Director

With over 14 years’ experience in recruitment, Douglas developed his career as a specialist in the Food and Drink recruitment sector over 9 years. He is responsible for the management and growth of Denholm’s FMCG sector and has built an excellent record of long term business relationships with clients and candidates alike. He works on recruiting roles from mid to senior management and also Director level search assignments.

Emp Uk Jackie Anderson
Head of Agency & Associate Director

Jackie has spent the last 13 years working in the media and advertising industry which has given her a deep understanding and intuition for finding amazing agency talent. Jackie knows the marketplace inside out and enjoys building solid relationships with her clients, really getting under the skin of her clients’ business needs and objectives. Jackie specialises in all agency roles including account management, planning and strategy, digital marketing, CRM and traffic and production roles across digital, integrated, advertising, creative and design agencies.

Emp Uk Fiona Todd
Head of Glasgow & Associate Director

After gaining her marketing degree from the University of Stirling, Fiona started her recruitment career in 2009 with a boutique international agency. Having lived and recruited abroad in Malta and Canada; Fiona brings a unique outlook to the team at Denholm. Now, more than 8 years on from that first role, and after settling back in Glasgow in 2013 - Fiona has built an impressive reputation within the marketing world in Scotland. Fiona prides herself on the service she gives to both clients and candidates - resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

Our services

  • Talentor Services 1 Executive Search

    Executive Search

    An exceptional solution for securing top talent for leadership positions.

  • Talentor Services 2 Professional Search

    Professional Search

    Talentor’s recruitment service has placed many of the world’s leading professionals.

  • Talentor Services 3 Hr Consulting

    HR Consulting

    Talentor offers a wide range of human resources consulting services.

Insights from a global network

Michael Sarsteiner —
October 2020

10 Steps to a Successful Employer Branding Strategy

Would you buy an anonymous product from a disagreeable vendor with bad online reviews? We wouldn’t, either. Just like products, businesses have a brand or an image that lives inside the heads of their employees and candidates. The employer brand ought to communicate what a business stands for and…
Marketing Team —
September 2020

Hiring New Leaders during the Corona Crisis - Risk or Opportunity?

It sounds paradoxical: the Corona crisis has caused the unemployment rate to climb to its highest level since World War II - nevertheless, many companies are currently desperately looking for skilled leaders who will help navigate companies out of the crisis. In the future, companies will need good…
Ken Schmitt —
September 2020

Private Equity Backed Companies: How to hire Key Executives

Hiring for Private Equity backed companies is best described as hiring on fast-forward. Investor-backed organizations want top executives who will make big changes in a truncated time-horizon. Even in the era of covid-19, this narrows the already small talent pool dramatically, increasing the…

Denholm Associates Ltd.

Constitution Street 37
EH6 7BG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Denholm Associates not only introduced us to a group of extremely talented and suitable individuals but guided us throughout the entire process.

Johnston Carmichael — Chief Executive