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.
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.
Director of Sales, Marketing & Data
Ciaran has recruited across a wide range of industries in Scotland since 1998.
Over the years, he's been responsible for engaging, winning and delivering talent for a diverse client base, from large multi-nationals to smaller startups and scaling organisations.
Ciaran has not only been accountable for delivery but has motivated and managed his own team to acquire scarce, highly-skilled talent.
Through effective management and a hands-on approach, Ciaran joins Denholm to ensure our team continues to provide a highly consultative and quality-driven service.
Head of Glasgow, Director
Fiona brings a unique outlook to the team at Denholm having begun her recruitment career working internationally in Europe and North America. Since returning home in 2013, she has built an impressive reputation within the sales and marketing world the UK. Fiona leads a team of sector specialists based in Glasgow – but her personal recruitment focus is on senior appointments within commercial departments for business across public and private sectors. She works on roles such as Sales Directors, Marketing Directors, Senior Commercial Managers, etc. Fiona is proudly known for the service she gives to both clients and candidates - resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
With over 18 years’ experience, Douglas developed his career in the Food and Drink Sector and now works on assignments across a wide range of business sectors including Professional Services, National Media, Manufacturing and Technology.
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.
Typical assignments from range from Head of and Director level through to 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 Advisory
Arnie has recruited senior professionals across a variety of sectors since 2001, using his reputation of open honesty to best leverage his connections. Well known for asking open questions of those not actively seeking work, and unafraid to ask difficult questions he has made a career of finding answers to challenging employment problems that many avoid. Inspiring confidence in execs for such a long time, we are delighted to have his brand of consulting here at Denholm. If you want high standards and a partnership approach to your next career move, Arnie is your man.
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.
Gareth has joined Denholm after a very successful spell with a global technology recruitment firm.
Prior to this he was a professional actor for 15 years and brings a wealth of people, presentation and communication skills to his role.
His focus with Denholm will be sourcing the highest calibre sales and marketing talent to drive Scotland's booming Technology and FinTech services.
Kerry started her career in recruitment in 2009 after completing a HND in Media & Communications. She joins Denholm with 10 years’ experience across all sectors, with an emphasis on growing Denholm’s Professional Services and Property division.
Kerry’s clients describe her as a knowledgeable business partner who delivers the best talent and candidates come to her first when they want representation in a saturated market. Her consultative approach and drive to identify and engage brilliant talent, ensures her clients thrive in a competitive market.
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.
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.
Since 2016, Jennifer has delivered both permanent and interim recruitment solutions into the Financial Services sector across Business Change & IT.
Joining Denholm's Financial Services division, Jennifer will be specialising in opportunities across Sales & Marketing with SMEs and market leaders.
Her approach to recruitment is driven by building and maintaining high-quality relationships. Providing value by acting as a transparent advisory for her clients, using a consultative approach to operate as a recruitment partner.
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