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GREAT HIRES DON'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT.

We deliver future-fit talent – creatively, sustainably and cost-effectively. By applying commercial marketing principles to the entire recruitment process, we can attract talent from anywhere in the world to your business. We specialise in:
  • Marketing & Digital
  • Creative & Design
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Technology & Transformation
  • Business Services
  • Operations
  • Our team will deliver the transformational talent you need. But you don’t have to take our word for it…

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    BEST SIDE

    Attracting future-fit talent is essential to gaining a competitive advantage. BrandBox is Denholm’s talent attraction tool that gets twice the engagement of a standard job post and brings your employer brand to life.

    Our inhouse team uses digital media, outbound marketing and targeted email campaigns designed to engage and attract the very best talent. Take a look at some of our latest BrandBox profiles below.

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    Whether you’re ready to expand your team with either permanent or interim talent, or you’re interested in hearing more about what we do for our clients, drop us a note. 

    We’d love to hear from you.

    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.

    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 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 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.

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    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.

    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

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    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

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    • Appearance
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    LEVEL 2

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    • Acquired skills
    • Training
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    LEVEL 3

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