Meet our team
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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
With over 16 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 Executive Search and has built an excellent record of long term business relationships with clients and candidates alike.
He works on search assignments for Senior Management to Director level and Chief Executive.
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.
Head of Glasgow, Director
Fiona started her recruitment career in 2009 with a boutique global agency. Having recruited abroad in Europe and North America; Fiona brings a unique outlook to the team at Denholm. Now, a decade on from that first role, and after returning home in 2013 - Fiona has built an impressive reputation within the sales & marketing world in Scotland. She leads a team of sector specialists based in Glasgow – but her personal focus remains primarily on professional services and IT & technology, across the UK. Fiona is known for the service she gives to both clients and candidates - resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
Robbie has over 25 years of business experience with 20 years spent in consulting, professional recruitment and Executive Search.
He has successfully established two businesses from scratch, both in Scotland and Australia, built and lead teams in the corporate sector and developed new markets whilst personally delivering consulting assignments.
He has a broad sector background, with particular experience on financial services, technology, marketing and manufacturing.
Director of Employer Branding
Elena works alongside the amazing team at Denholm to deliver Employer Branding projects for our top-tier clients under the sub-brand "Inside Out".
She started her marketing career at Motorola and has led and built global marketing teams. Working predominantly with companies at the point of VC investment, Elena has delivered employer branding projects for Johnston Carmicheal, Berghaus, and more.
Senior FMCG Consultant
Steph started her career with a National Bar & Restaurant Group as a Business Development Manager. She joined Denholm in 2013 where, as a key part of the FMCG team, brings a passion and thorough knowledge of the food and drinks sector.
Steph works exclusively with an impressive range of branded businesses and adds a real commercial understanding to any job brief. As well as working across both Sales and Marketing projects, she offers a strong focus on brand, channel and category management in both domestic and international markets.
Senior FMCG Sales Consultant
Paul has nearly ten years UK and international sales recruitment and search & selection experience and has worked on an exclusive and retained basis with blue chip companies throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, The Americas and Asia.
He specialises in mid-senior level sales recruitment search projects and works in partnership – often exclusively - with some of the world’s great food & drinks brands to identify and hire the very best sales talent.
After graduating from the University of Stirling in Sports Science, Jonathan played elite amateur golf for 2 and a half years before moving to Edinburgh.
Jonathan is an experienced recruitment specialist spending 4 years identifying and recruiting for companies in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Asia.
He is now focusing on Sport, Technology & Retail within our Industry & Commerce team.
After graduating from City of Glasgow College in Advertising and PR, Agata worked in Marketing for AIC. She started her career in recruitment with NetTalent, before joining Denholm's FMCG team.
Agata is now supporting the growth of the Scottish Gin industry by working with the new generation of FMCG marketers.
With over 3 years of experience specialising in Marketing and Communications recruitment; Amanda has worked with a number of impressive companies from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, not-for-profit, scientific and financial services.
Amanda’s flair for building transparent relationships with both clients and candidates means she is often called upon to work on niche roles within digital marketing as well as generalist marcomms vacancies. She prides herself on her ability to work quickly, efficiently and delivers excellent service throughout.
Christina has spent the last year recruiting within the Cosmetics and Beauty Industry, working with a great variety of clients and specialising in Marketing and Sales roles.
Christina's goal is to establish lifetime relationships with both candidates and clients by providing a professional and personal service.
Christina enjoys identifying new talent and matchmaking the perfect client/candidate combination.
Lauren brings over 2 years' experience identifying and engaging scarce talent for those 'tricky to fill' digital roles, across the UK and Australia.
While her background includes placing candidates within Financial Services, Betting & Gaming, Technology and Media - at Denholm, she will be putting her considerable digital skills and global network to good use recruiting marketing and communications across Scotland.
Specialising in sales and service, Eve started her recruitment career four days after graduating from the University of Manchester in English Literature and Drama.
Eve has partnered with several different Manchester based companies from a range of sectors and industries including cyber security, fashion, insurance, retail and facilities management.
Since deciding to relocate north of the border, Eve has joined Denholm’s Glasgow team to establish strong relationships with clients and candidates in the sales and marketing sphere.
Our Operations Team