"I engaged with Denholm, having worked with them successfully in the past, to support the National Galleries of Scotland to recruit our Head of Marketing & Communications. We had already tried to fill the role directly through an advertising campaign and this experience showed us that our brief required a very broad mix of skills across marketing and communications – from crisis comms to SEO and content marketing to CRM.
We concluded this was rare and we needed a more targeted approach. In addition, we needed to find an individual who would embrace the opportunity to apply their experience from other sectors to the arts and have a real understanding for what we do as an organisation so a fit culturally as well.
Denholm undertook a proactive search process to identify a suitable shortlist, worked very tirelessly to ensure the top candidate stayed keen throughout the process and following that, we secured an excellent candidate for the role – who now, 6 months in, is settled in well and having a really positive impact."
National Galleries of Scotland
Director of Public Engagement
“We asked Denholm to help us find an Inside Sales person for our business; as well as a Global Marketing Manager. Fiona was keen, productive and easy to work with. She took away all the effort and made employing our new person fun, and I think that went for the candidates too. If you don’t work with Denholm, you should. We could have hired all candidates from both shortlists. Highly recommended.”
"At AG Barr we are very clear about what an individual must have to be successful within our business. The team at Denholm have become firm recruitment partners by doing two things brilliantly. They engage with us in a consistent and appropriate manner, focusing on what's required and being genuinely interested in our business. And they continue to challenge themselves to deliver talented people, this determination to meet our needs has made a real difference to the quality within our Marketing department."
"VisitScotland have worked with Denholm since May 2015 to recruit very hard to fill marketing roles. The type of roles that fall into this category are ones with specific in demand skill sets, such as in market knowledge and language skills, finding this level of talent is not easy especially when you have the additional challenge of public sector salaries.
Even though we regularly advertise through our own website and LinkedIn as well as passing on our difficult to recruit marketing roles to a range of agencies, Denholm are the only agency who are able to consistently deliver high-quality candidates. All of our appointments to such posts have recently come through Denholm."
“We use Denholm because many of their key people come from our sector, so they have an intuitive feel for the right candidate. We know they won’t waste our time with people who aren’t a good fit for us, either technically or culturally."
"Denholm is super-efficient (&) takes time to understand your brief and only shortlists the best candidates. Denholm listen to our interview feedback and make the contract negotiation easy and smooth. It’s a pleasure working with them."
Head of Brand, Sponsorship & Digital Marketing
"As a creative manager at Skyscanner, I constantly work with Denholm to find new talent to support the team. Denholm always has a pool of strong candidates to hand and is quick to grasp our requirements and recommend the best person for the job. Denholm's quick and responsive and works hard to ensure we have creative support inhouse in a timely manner."
“We engaged Denholm to handle a recent search on a senior management vacancy at gyro Manchester, in the knowledge that it was a tough assignment. Our global client base is sophisticated and demanding, and top level agency talent is in short supply. Denholm proved themselves to be adept at unearthing fresh talent and ensuring that vital cultural fit, via a thoughtful and consultative process. I’d be happy to recommend them to any agency or client.”
"Denholm Associates have been a preferred business partner of Maxxium UK for 10 years and have supported us in a wide range of talent initiatives, from like for like replacements to broader capability building programmes. They invest a lot of time and energy in understanding our business, from culture to operations and each individual brief is approached with curiosity, pace and a desire to find the one exceptional candidate we know is out there. Denholm provide an unparalleled combination of national coverage and local service, with each brief securing a strong shortlist of candidates from Scotland and the wider UK market as appropriate. I would strongly recommend Denholm Associates to any business or HR leader."
Edrington Beam Suntory UK
"Denholm has been an absolute joy to work with and has genuinely become a trusted advisor to Citypress. Denholm really understands our business and our culture and it makes a big difference. My boss said to me this morning: 'Denholm is the only recruitment partner who has ever genuinely impressed me.' And I agree. As we continue to grow in Scotland, we’ll be turning to Denholm more and more to help us find the right people."
"For me, Denholm is the go-to recruitment consultancy for all marketing related talent. Having made an enquiry on behalf of Tayburn, I was introduced to Jackie Anderson who ran the process for me. We used Tayburn's own networks initially to source candidates for the position of marketing manager, but when Jackie and the Denholm network kicked into action, I was blown away by the calibre of the marketing professionals that we were introduced to. Jackie provided regular thoughtful guidance and her service was exemplary too. Strong attention to detail and good organisation - everything I don't have frankly! - helped massively to ensure that Tayburn found the right candidate. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Denholm and Jackie Anderson for any business looking to source marketing talent."
“The Dobbies Marketing team was developing a new structure and as such we needed to recruit a number of new talented marketing professionals at all levels and disciplines. Building a new team always presents difficult challenges but working in partnership with Denholm, we have successfully brought in a number of talented individuals who have had a big impact on the business. Denholm took the time to understand not only the skill sets that the business needed but also the culture and challenges that are unique to a fast moving retail business. With the confidence that they really understand our business, it is a partnership that we continue to benefit from as I know they will always go that extra mile to make sure we secure the best Marketing talent for Dobbies.”
Former Director of Marketing
“Denholm really understood us as a business and a brand, which meant they found candidates that had the skills, experience and personality that we needed. We were really happy with the service they provided and the candidate they found for us has settled in at MadeBrave very well. We’d recommend them to anyone looking to recruit.”
“Although we had doubled the size of our business in the last 10 years, our ambitious strategy identified the need for us to recruit a transformational Marketing Director who would help take our brand management and marketing effort to new and exciting levels. In my experience, to identify and secure the highest calibre marketing candidates the best in the business are Denholm Associates and they not only introduced us to a group of extremely talented and suitable individuals but guided us throughout the entire process. The result is that we now have the most capable and transformational Marketing Director on board who continues to exceed our expectations and deliver exciting change for our business. Denholm Associates made this possible.”