We are an award winning team of Executive Recruiters, specialising in Marketing, Sales, Data, Technology, HR and Finance. Our heritage lies in marketing appointments, but we but have evolved in to a multi-specialist business working across Scotland, the UK and internationally. Our membership of Talentor International Executive Search Network also brings insight, support and coverage across 27 countries around the world.

From second job through to Board level, we advise on talent strategy, assessment, and successful onboarding. Far from competing with in house recruitment teams, we support them when that all important future-fit talent is needed to gain a competitive advantage.


Marketing is a vital function of any organisation, the eyes, ears and voice of the customer, which helps ensure that commercial reality influences all the other key functions of a business. The best marketing people understand how to influence the customer and their colleagues in equal measure. So, whether you need a CMO or a Scrum Master, or any of the multitude of job titles found in Marketing, it is as important to have a recruitment partner that can screen candidates for attitude and cultural fit just as intelligently as for past experience and skillset.

We help hire permanent and interim talent across:

  • Marketing/Brand management
  • PR and Communications
  • Creative and Design
  • Research and Insight
  • Events and Experiential
  • Content creation
  • Digital media and much more…


Often underrated in UK business, the sales function, carried out professionally, is an absolutely vital function of any successful commercial operation. The best sales people have a high level of emotional intelligence needed to understand the customer, combined with the energy and determination to drive business growth. This combination isn’t always easy to spot, which is why our clients rely on our experienced team of specialist sales consultants armed with the best recruitment technology to help them build their sales operations.

Here are a few of our recent hires:

  • Sales Director
  • Head of Sales
  • Field Sales Controller
  • Head of Business Development
  • Business Director
  • Software Sales Manager


In 2002, we started out specialising in sales and marketing recruitment. Since then, and fuelled by the digital revolution, the science of gathering and analysing data has become an increasingly important element in the commercial competitiveness of our clients. As a result, the battle for talent in all areas of data management remains fierce.

We now have consultants with over 25 years’ combined experience in sourcing data experts across a wide range of disciplines.

Typical roles that we recruit for:

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Head of Data Science
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Head of Decisioning
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Database Administrator


For years, we’ve specialised in sales and marketing recruitment. The digital revolution blurred the lines between marketing and tech, with software expertise becoming vital to how well companies can compete in the marketplace. As a result, our clients are increasingly asking us to source software experts in a market where demand is high.

Typical roles that we recruit for:

  • Head of Software Engineering
  • Development Manager
  • Principle Engineer
  • .NET developer – C#, MVC, WPF, ASP
  • Python Developer
  • Java Developer – JEE, Hibernate, Spring, RESTful Web Services, JMS
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Web Developer – JavaScript (Node, React, Angular), HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP, JQuery
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Mobile Developer – iOS/Andriod 
  • UI/UX
  • C/C++
  • Oracle – PL/SQL


An organisation is only as strong as its people which makes the HR function so vital to any business.

At Denholm, we have colleagues with direct experience of HR recruitment and working client-side in HR for leading UK companies. 

This gives them real insight into the mindset of this discipline as well as having the practical recruitment technology to source and select a wide range of HR professionals.

Here are some of the areas in which we recruit:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations and Compliance
  • Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Finance is the lifeblood of any successful business. And the most valued finance professionals are those who can combine essential vocational qualifications with the people skills necessary for promoting positive external relations and strong internal teamwork.

Denholm works extensively with entrepreneurial companies in Scotland’s high growth sectors such as Technology and Food & Drink, where candidates with a positive mindset are at a premium. Of course a rigorous approach to discipline, risk and compliance are also vital and we are experienced at finding people who combine all these strengths.

Roles that we’ve recently placed include:

  • CFO
  • Finance Director
  • Head of Finance
  • Finance Manager
  • Risk and Compliance Manager


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.

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.


If you’d like to find out more please give us a call or drop us a quick note here and we’ll get right back to you.


If you’d like to find out more please give us a call or drop us a quick note here and we’ll get right back to you.


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If you’re a startup or a smaller SME, we recognise that high performing talent is crucial to power your growth, but cash also can be tight. So we tailored a recruitment solution just for you. Please give us a call or drop us a quick note here and we’ll get right back to you.


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