Edrington is the home of exceptional spirits

Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whiskies and other spirits. Founded in Scotland in 1861, today our business and our brands reach people around the world. 

160 years of exceptional spirits

Edrington is headquartered in Scotland with global presence in its wholly owned and joint venture companies. We own our route to market in 15 countries and distribute our brands to more than 100 countries around the world through joint ventures and third-party agreements.

OUR HISTORY

A unique ownership model

Edrington’s ownership model is unique in its industry. The origins of our company stretch back more than 160 years to 1861, when William Robertson founded the Robertson & Baxter company in Glasgow.  

One hundred years later, his granddaughters formed a charitable trust to own the business. Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson wished to use the future success of the family business to extend the support they had given to charities in their lifetimes.

Today, Edrington’s principal shareholder continues to be The Robertson Trust, and the Trust has now given £322 million to charities in Scotland.

SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY

Edrington is working with the world's first science-based corporate standard to reach Net Zero by 2045

Edrington was created to be a company that makes a positive contribution to the communities where we live and work. We have worked for more than 160 years to build a responsible and sustainable business that respects the environment around us. 

We are working hard to embed sustainability across our entire business. We depend on our people, our suppliers and partners as the climate crisis demands action from us all.

Edrington was created to be a company that makes a positive contribution to the communities where we live and work. We have worked for more than 160 years to build a responsible and sustainable business that respects the environment around us. 

We are working hard to embed sustainability across our entire business. We depend on our people, our suppliers and partners as the climate crisis demands action from us all.

OUR VALUES

This is who we are.

Giving. Respect. Integrity. Excellence.

These were the words chosen by our employees when we asked them to tell us what makes Edrington a special company. These principles govern the way we do business and drive our success, enabling us to give more to society.

Giving

Our central purpose is giving.

Giving more to our people. Giving more to consumers in the quality of the spirits we produce. Giving more to our shareholders and our partners in business.

Ultimately, we strive to give more to society as a whole.

Respect

We will act with respect towards our colleagues, our partners, our competitors and the communities in which we operate.

Integrity

We will embed integrity into the decisions we make and the way we run our business every day.

That means we will be honest, trustworthy and strive to be a good corporate citizen.

Excellence

We will strive for excellence in the way we go about our work.

We will aim for excellence in every drop of every spirit we produce.

CAREERS

Make a world of difference

At Edrington, you will experience an incredible culture based on respect and giving more. We are exceptionally passionate about our brands and genuinely care about our people, continually investing in their development and wellbeing. Join Edrington and make a world of difference.

Innovation

“It’s innovation that will drive and inform the way our packaging looks, engages with consumers and performs throughout the supply chain. We have 3 areas of focus – materials, structure and technology. Packaging is a key touchpoint for our consumers and allows our brands to tell stories that strengthens the emotional bond between them. Sustainability of course is key to all of this as we look for new materials that have less impact on our planet.”

OPPORTUNITY

Packaging Innovation Manager

“The Packaging Innovation Manager is key element to helping us deliver innovative products that minimise impact on the planet. Most of our team is focussed on project delivery and this role will sit outside of that so that they can focus on building a network of external partners that will allow us to access the latest materials and technology. They will act as an internal consultant to the wider Brands Packaging and Marketing teams enabling us to apply new materials and technologies to real word projects.”

This is a unique new role within the Edrington business and given the skillset and ground-breaking approach required from the successful individual, it can be based globally to ensure we secure that right mix of skills, knowledge and experience. You will need to travel to the head office in Glasgow to meet with the team when required, so most likely you will be based within easy reach of a major travel hub.

Reporting to the Head of Brands Packaging, you will focus across three key areas:

  • Materials: Discovery of new materials with a sustainability and premiumisation focus that will enhance the Edrington portfolio of brands
  • Structure: Innovative structural packaging solutions that supports the Direct to consumer (DTC) channel objectives and improves consumer experience
  • Technology: New ways to leverage technology to improve the consumer experience and provide more visibility and traceability of products throughout the supply chain

It will be essential that you have the ability to own, create, develop and monitor a pipeline of new materials, structures and technology that support the delivery of the corporate vision.

You will need to build relationships and liaise and manage external stakeholders to create an innovation network that the business and its brands can access.

You will act as the conduit to this network for brand teams to support the delivery of their strategies.

Furthermore, you will be expected to act as an advisor to the brand teams, the wider brands packaging team and other internal NPD stakeholders on what the future could look like for our packaging. As a subject matter expert, you will be expected to collaborate with other internal NPD stakeholders to drive the implementation of innovative materials, structures and technology across all projects and brands.

You must have a fundamental understanding of the luxury brands market and how packaging drives consumer experience. Your background in luxury brands will be diverse, ensuring you can bring new ideas and thinking that has been gained outside of the drinks sector. You will have a knowledge and interest in new materials and sustainability which transfers into the passion and drive to innovate and execute with excellence as well as the curiosity to continuously learn and discover.

You will bring the agility to be able to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment and engage a wide range of stakeholders in cross-functional meetings and when presenting information to all levels in the business, from shop floor to director-level. Due to the focus on innovation and driving new initiatives, you will be able to deal with ambiguity and provide clarity and guidance over complex and technical areas who can win trust and forms strong working relationships across the business.

Working independently and remotely, you will be comfortable using your own initiative with a proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude with excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills. With experience in the luxury brands market, you will have a passion for innovation that enhances the consumer’s experience of the company brands and be ready to make your mark with a global luxury brand that is leading in their category.

Apply.

If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic new opportunity with Edrington, please get in touch with Denholm Associates today.

James Blyth

HAIDER BILGRAMI

Finance Coordinator

Haider recently graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance and has gathered experience in the finance industry through internships and previous jobs. He will be using all the skills he has acquired through his previous experiences to assist the finance department with gathering data and providing analysis that will help the business expand.

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.

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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.

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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 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. 

ZOE LUMSDEN

Recruitment AdministratoR

Zoe joined Denholm in 2022 as Recruitment Administrator, after working in administration roles for nearly a decade. Most recently within the recruitment industry, she joins us with experience of supporting consultants, clients and candidates at all levels. Zoe has a passion for helping people and applies her positive attitude and approachable manner to support our team and deliver the best possible service to our clients and candidates at all times.

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.

ANGELA MCCANN

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

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 BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

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.

ANDY MACEWAN

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

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.

SCOTT CAITHNESS

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER

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.

DAVID RANDALL

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING & SALES

David started recruitment at the age of 23 and while it isn’t for everyone, it was for David. What he really enjoys is looking beyond the CV and really getting to know the people sitting across the table, learning all about them and building relationships with new people. And that hasn’t changed to this day. David loves solving the puzzle of balancing the needs and wants clients and candidates to reach a point where everyone is happy. Based in Glasgow, he covers the B2B market for sales and marketing roles across Scotland.

LIZ PARSONS

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING

Liz has over 14 years’ experience in recruitment working across primarily the high-tech, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors. She joined Denholm on December 1st 2021 following a relocation from Ireland to focus on Marketing recruitment. Liz’s experience ranges from high volume recruitment to executive search and she prides herself in her ability to fully understand a brief and her accurate matching skills. Frequently praised as being a clear communicator with a strong customer service ethic, Liz is well suited to the culture here at Denholm, where the client and the candidates’ needs are paramount.

EUAN ARCHIBALD

SENIOR CONSULTANT - Technology, Change & Transformation

Euan has been working in the world of recruitment since 2012, working to deliver bespoke services to both clients and candidates. Prioritising ‘future-fit’ candidates for clients, he works as an extension of his client’s business ensuring great representation in the market. He consults with each client to ensure excellent candidate journeys. Euan works focuses primarily on business analysis, project management and technical support opportunities.

CALLUM BEVERIDGE

SENIOR CONSULTANT - TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Callum has been working in recruitment since 2018 where he has solely focussed on the Technology, Change and Transformation market across the UK and ROI. He works closely with his clients and candidates to build long-lasting relationships across several industries, including Technology, Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Education, Public Sector and more. He specialises in engineering roles across Software, Infrastructure, Systems, DevOps and Cloud, along with Software Testing.

DREW GILLIES

SENIOR CONSULTANT - AGENCY

Drew arrived at Denholm as an award-winning creative, having headed content strategy teams for marketing/advertising agencies in the UK/USA before a successful career in HR, people and culture. He has years of marketing experience and building teams on both sides of the Atlantic, priding himself on going the extra mile for clients and candidates alike. Drew always works with passion as our specialist in account management, planning and strategy, digital marketing, full-spectrum creative and traffic/studio management.

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