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 Talent Attraction.
John started his career in marketing at Boots and Scottish & Newcastle. In 1984, he co-founded the Leith Agency, which grew to become Scotland's leading advertising and communications agency with offices in Edinburgh and London. 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, was appointed Honorary Professor at Napier University, 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.
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.
Richard is a member of the Executive Search team and a Director of Denholm Associates. He is responsible for delivering board level and senior management search assignments across the UK and internationally. A strong FMCG background combined with over 13 years’ experience in Executive Search, he has successfully delivered leadership appointments for a wide range of large corporate, SME and private/family owned organisations with significant experience across Consumer, Food & Drink sectors. He is passionate about delivering outstanding service and value through a partnership approach and truly understanding the needs of his clients.
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.
Sandy heads up PR & Communications, she specialises in a skill set rather than a sector giving her unrivalled knowledge of the best candidates in the wider market place, both client and agency.
She is always looking for innovative ways to attract new talent and now specialises in search assignments for high level roles and has developed a stable of talented freelancers who are available on a project basis.
Lorraine started her career in London working with some of the biggest names in the advertising and broadcast industry such as Channel 4 and Sky. She returned to Edinburgh and worked in a leading advertising agency planning and buying media for clients such as RBS, Standard Life and The Scottish Government. At Denholm Lorraine works with Financial and Professional Services introducing fresh talent to their business.
Steph is an experienced consultant working as a key part of the FMCG team and brings a passion and thorough knowledge of the food and drinks sector. She 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 Account Management and commercial vacancies.
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.
Paul has an extensive network of National Account Managers, Controllers and Directors from within the food & drinks sector.
Lisa specialises in recruiting star talent for our Industry & Commerce clients. Lisa has recruited both nationally and internationally in her career and has 10 years’ experience building and managing relationships within the aviation industry.
Previously a Property Manager for Foxtons and Domus Nova, Nina became Head of Recruitment for Marsh & Parsons in London before moving to Mountbatten Institute as the Admissions Director for their New York Programme. Nina is now a Consultant for Denholm’s Financial and Professional Services team in Edinburgh.
Having started her recruitment career at Crossmatch Recruitment, where she stayed for 10 years, Rachael specialised in the recruitment of permanent office staff across all industry sectors including Professional Services. She then set up her own Business Development Consultancy, laterally working for 5 years with StudioLR -an award winning design agency.
Rachael has now returned to recruitment as a consultant for Denholm’s Professional Services Team in Edinburgh.
After graduating from City of Glasgow College in Advertising and PR in 2010, Agata worked as a Marketing Assistant for AIC. She then moved into recruitment, working with NetTalent before she joined Denholm. Agata now sources star talent for Denholm’s FMCG team.
Same road, different directions. Everyone in Denholm's agency team has worked in the business. Agency and client side. Advertising and design. Sales promotion, direct marketing, digital and PR. You name it, we've done it. So we can put ourselves in your shoes, because we've worn them ourselves.
No matter how good it may look, a CV only tells you so much. We meet all our candidates, so we find you the right people, not just the right CV.
Where we work defines who we are. So the personality and image of a company is of vital importance in attracting the best talent.
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