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Since Bruichladdich’s resurrection in 2001, our ambitions have gone beyond the simple idea of making and selling single malt scotch whisky. 

Our goal was to be an antidote to the industry norm.

We set course to be pioneers, provocateurs and change makers. Reconnecting the land and the dram, re-evaluating the prescribed ‘rules’ of the industry, questioning where flavour comes from and understanding why agricultural ecosystems are important. 

This was a journey that would go on to inspire an army of distillers and drinkers across the world.

And as we continue this path, we discover that the more we learn, the more we know we need to do.


Today, our commitments to people and the planet grow stronger, ensuring we use our business as a force for good.

With our empowered team, we pursue this bigger purpose and maintain our mission to create the most thought-provoking spirits we can. 

We hope our actions will stimulate other entrepreneurial start-ups to emerge on our island home and further afield, each one adding richness and diversity, paving the way for an increasingly dynamic and self-sufficient future.

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The position involves working as part of Bruichladdich Distillery supporting the Glasgow and Islay teams. You will oversee the management of a range of IT services, including all infrastructure, network, and support activities for the Bruichladdich Distillery, reporting to the IT Manager.


IT Infrastructure & network

  • Guarantee the availability of all Information Systems of PHD, internally and in the Cloud
  • Develop and maintain systems & networks, with monitored DRP & backup plans
  • Ensure an innovation watch, chose the right technologies for PHD needs
  • Work with the Group IT Security team to control risks and ensure day to day patches and Security measures
  • Hands-on deployment of network and systems solution (fibre and ethernet cabling, rack and stack, etc)
  • Management of the IT/OT split and manufacturing best practices

IT support & Workspace

  • Guarantee a high level of level 1 & 2 to all PHD employees for any incidents & requests
  • Report to Level 2 & 3 Support for infrastructure & network issues and ensure the resolution follow-up
  • Select and manage the right partners by analysing sub-contracting offers (services, budget, resources, special clauses, contracts, etc.), and organize the Support workload and SLAs with the selected partners
  • Coordinate all IT support activities with other regions and share best practices and standard process
  • Ensure any Devices management and support (laptops, tablets, smartphones, RF devices, etc…)
  • Meeting rooms deployment, management & support
  • Mobile phones, Softphones & IPBX management

Organisation & Management

  • Lifecycle management of all IT equipment (procurement, repairs, recycling & disposal, etc.)
  • Deploy, maintain, and develop ITSM processes and tools
  • Manage the budget for all Infra related topics
  • Management of technicians, engineers and external services for support and workspace (including third parties)

Essential requirements

  • Computer Science Engineering background
  • On-premises & Cloud Infrastructure knowledge
  • Strong network knowledge
  • Experience in IT Support management (internal & contracted resources)
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Impact and conviction – shared passion and philosophy
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of ITIL process & organisations

We are looking for an experienced Operations Director to join the Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd (BDCL) Executive Team. Reporting to the CEO, the role is responsible for the running, strategic planning and coordination of the Operations function for the BDCL business. This includes, Bottling, Logistics, Supply & Demand Planning, Quality Control, Compliance & Customer service.

The Opportunity

  • Lead the operations function within BDCL at Director level
  • Drive strategy and development for this function and be closely aligned with Production, Finance and Marketing Directors
  • Provide strategic leadership for the Operations functions and translate the company’s strategic plans into defined operational plans
  • Be responsible for managing and delivering annual OPEX budgets
  • Manage the direct and indirect costs in the cost of goods sold and make improvements to maintain / or improve the margins
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders
  • Build a motivated and high performing team to deliver the Operations strategy, whilst also developing team capabilities in line with personal development plans for individuals
  • Be responsible and accountable for all Health & Safety and HMRC and general compliance for Operations
  • Maintain a leadership style, befitting of the culture of the business, understand and work in alignment with the broader mission and vision of the company, ensuring synergy and alignment across the portfolio
  • Direct line management of the Bottling Hall Manager (based on Islay), the Quality and Compliance Manager (based on Islay), and the Supply Chain Manager (based in Glasgow). Total number of people in the Operations function is 27

The Ideal Candidate

  • Expert in Operations at a senior level in the drinks industry
  • Values led profile motivated to be part of a purpose led brand business
  • Senior leadership team experience
  • Proven track record of delivery (strategy & results) within an Operations function
  • Proven track record of ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Experienced in operating seamlessly and effectively between senior stakeholders, peers and team members
  • High level influencing and persuasion skills
  • High level of impact and conviction
  • Expert in strategic thinking
  • Strong commercial operator with clear P&L management experience
  • Ability to manage multi-cultural environments
  • Luxury sensitivity
  • Global environmental sensitivity
  • A convention challenger and innovator
  • Ability to travel
  • Expert presentation skills (written and oral)

If you would like more information, please get in touch to discuss.


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Thank you.



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If you’d like more information about opportunities with BRUICHLADDICH, please get in touch WITH DENHOLM ASSOCIATES today.

Thank you.

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Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.




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Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business

In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.





Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.



Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.



Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.



James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.


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