We are the
Skin Tight
Denholms.

Nicki Denholm

Chief Executive Officer

Nicki Denholm came into recruitment from a career in marketing and brand management and from this experience became a pioneer of specialist sales and marketing recruitment in Scotland. Now a passionate advocate of “doing recruitment differently” she ensures that Denholm applies modern marketing principles to the recruitment process. She has also widened Denholm’s scope into outplacement, career transition advice and recruitment franchising, and is currently CEO of the Denholm Group.

Marisa Carroll

Managing Director

Marisa Carroll helped establish Denholm in 2002. She has developed an enviable network and unrivalled knowledge of the Scottish/UK marketplace. Whilst Marisa has experience of recruiting into many industries, she has particular expertise in FMCG, where she has filled many business critical roles for some of the UK’s biggest brands.

John Denholm

Non-Exec Chairman

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 non-exec Chairman. 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.

Douglas Cross

Director

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.

Fiona Todd

Director

Fiona started her recruitment career working internationally in Europe and North America. Since returning home in 2013, she has built an impressive reputation and leads a team of sector specialists based in Glasgow. Her personal recruitment focus is on senior appointments within commercial departments for business across public and private sectors. Fiona is proudly known for the service she gives to both clients and candidates – resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

Jackie Anderson

Associate Director

Jackie worked in the media and advertising industry for 13 years before joining Denholm. 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.

Jonathan Watt

Principal Consultant

After graduating from the University of Stirling in Sports Science, Jonathan played elite amateur golf for two and a half years before moving to Edinburgh. Jonathan is an experienced recruitment specialist with a successful track record of recruiting for companies in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Asia. In recent years at Denholm he has become a leading expert in marketing recruitment for the Financial Services and Fintech industry in Scotland.

Gareth Glen

Principal Consultant

Gareth 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 is in sourcing the highest calibre sales and marketing talent to drive Scotland’s booming technology sector.

Kerry MacFarlane

Principal Consultant

Kerry started her career in recruitment in 2009. She joins Denholm with 10 years’ experience across all sectors, latterly specialising in Scotland’s Professional Services industry. 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 the best candidates, ensures her clients win the battle for talent in a competitive market.

Steph Buckley

Senior Consultant

Steph joined Denholm in 2013 where, as a key part of the FMCG team, she brings a passion and thorough knowledge of the 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.

Paul McKernan

Senior Consultant

Paul has nearly ten years UK and international sales 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 with some of the world’s great FMCG brands to identify and hire the very best talent.

Amanda Kho

Senior Consultant

Amanda has worked with 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. She prides herself on her ability to work quickly, efficiently and delivers excellent service throughout.

OPERATIONS

Keren van den Broek

Finance Director

Carole Gray

Finance Coordinator

Anastasia Banks

Marketing Manager

Connor Quinn

Office & Project Assistant

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AND IT WORKS...

OUR VALUES

Our values are based on our people and behaviours. When we talk about excellence it’s because we strive to deliver more value than any other recruitment business.

The Skin Tight Denholms don’t just adapt, we thrive in new environments because of our desire to learn and succeed. Teamship isn’t about a pat on the back, it’s about helping one another be great. The ability to have those tough conversations and do exactly what we say we will do, means we can tackle anything – together.

AGILE

AUTHENTIC

BRAVE

TEAMSHIP

EXCELLENCE

Our Values in Practice award winners

Douglas Cross

Keren van den Broek

Fiona Todd

Amanda Kho

Jonathan Watt

Anastasia Banks

Jackie Anderson

Marisa Carroll

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LIFE AT DENHOLM

OUR TEAM

When we started in 2002, the aim was always to do things differently. To create a different type of culture, where yes, we work hard, but always remember how important it is to have fun and enjoy what we do. 

We’re not shiny suited sales people! We hire people based on our values and believe that we are stronger together than individually. Health, wealth and happiness is our motto and life at Denholm, whether in the office or working remotely has always been about getting the balance right. 

We’ve adopted a work from anywhere philosophy. Our Hiring Hubs are brand destinations, places to meet and collaborate – not where you clock in at 9 and clock out at 5. We’re a team of great communicators and self-starters so this flexible, grown up approach is in our DNA.

Interested in joining us?

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Head of Marketing for Vodka, Gin and RTDs

Denholm is delighted to be working in partnership with Loch Lomond Group to recruit a passionate, creative and strategically-minded marketing professional to the team. In this newly created role, the Head of Marketing for Vodka, Gin and RTDs will take full ownership for defining the direction the clear spirit brands take.

The role will offer the perfect balance of brand and trade marketing activities. Working with a category leading brand, you will have strong consumer branding knowledge which will allow to translate these brand activations into engaging brand stories and will help recruit the target audience into the brand halo. A strong commercial marketer, you will work with the Sales team to execute key marketing initiatives, ensuring that all brand executions produce a strong ROI through the P&L.

The Head of Vodka, Gin and RTDs is one of the most exciting roles available in the marketplace and will provide a solid platform for an adventurous and thought-provoking market leader to make a big impact in the category.

Head of Whisky Marketing

Denholm are delighted to be working exclusively with Loch Lomond Group; one of the most exciting and fast-growing global spirits companies in the country. To assist with their growth ambitions, they are looking to recruit a commercially astute and strategic marketer to join their team in a newly created role, as Head of Whisky Marketing.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Head of Whisky will create and drive a comprehensive and strategic brand plan including positioning, range architecture and pricing strategy to allow delivery of the business growth ambitions. You will have a background of working with premium spirits and be confident in launching NPD and range extensions across the global marketplace, ensuring alignment to the brand values through promotional toolkits. In addition to a background in brand-building, with the consumer at the heart of global activations, you will have experience of leading brand communications across all platforms including digital, sponsorship, PR and Events.

The Head of Whisky will be a visionary thinker and will bring passion and enthusiasm to the role. You will have the ability to nurture and lead a high performing team to ensure that all strategic plans are translated into commercially successful activations.

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We deliver permanent and interim future-fit talent – creatively, sustainably and cost-effectively. Our end to end digital process starts here…

If you’d like our help, please give us a call or send us a quick brief. Our team are on standby to do the rest.

OPTIMISE

CVs and interviews will take you to Level 2. Our behavioural profile will take you to Level 3, vital to identifying future potential.

LEVEL 1

Appears to...

  • Appearance
  • Expressiveness
  • Manner
  • Presence

LEVEL 2

Can do...

  • Knowledge
  • Acquired skills
  • Training
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Credentials

LEVEL 3

Will do...

  • Capability to learn
  • Aptitude
  • Attitude
  • Self-motivation
  • Stability
  • Persistence
  • Maturity
  • Temperament
  • Behaviour patterns