Client feedback

Denholm candidates consistently measure as high potential...

“We have partnered with Denholm for over 15 years and through regular agency reviews they have always remained with us. They work as true partners, understanding our business and our culture. They have evolved with us as our business has changed over the years ensuring that they consistently place the highest quality of candidates with us. When we measure our successful hires through to potential ratings, Denholm candidates are the people who are consistently measuring as “high potential”. 

I am sure I could ask one of the Denholm team to share our values and leadership standards with you and they could.” 

HR Director, Edrington-Beam Suntory

They continue to challenge themselves to deliver talented people...​

"At AG Barr we are very clear about what an individual must have to be successful in our business. The team at Denholm have become firm recruitment partners by doing two things brilliantly. They engage with us in a consistent and appropriate manner, focusing on what's required and being genuinely interested in our business. And they continue to challenge themselves to deliver talented people, this determination to meet our needs has made a real difference to the quality of our team."

- HR Business Partner at AG Barr

I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for senior Executive Search mandates across the board...

"Their marketing-centric approach to the process of Executive Search which Douglas has applied to the wide-ranging headhunting assignment for an Operations and Supply Chain Director has generated an excellent candidate response.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for senior Executive Search mandates across the board."

- Managing Director of Innis & Gunn

This was a rare and targeted approach...

"We tried to fill the role directly through an advertising campaign. But this was rare (skillset) and we needed a more targeted approach. We needed someone to embrace the opportunity and apply their experience from other sectors to the arts and have a real understanding for what we do. Denholm undertook a proactive search process, worked tirelessly to ensure the top candidate stayed keen throughout the process and secured an excellent candidate for the role – who (is) having a really positive impact."

- Director of Public Engagement at National Galleries of Scotland

I found the behavioural profiles advantageous and insightful...​

"Denholm recently undertook a search process for four critical hires in our marketing team where culture fit was key given the entrepreneurial nature of our business and the dynamic between stakeholders and peers. Despite the challenges of lockdown, Denholm took time to get to know our business and the types of candidate who would thrive and be successful. They undertook an extensive search of the UK market and presented strong shortlists across all roles with behavioural profiling for two of the senior hires. I found the behavioural profiles advantageous and insightful to help confirm my findings in initial interviews, which subsequently led to a more detailed 2nd stage where I could use some of the suggested questioning in the behavioural reports. Denholm moved at pace and were fully supportive throughout the process with regular weekly updates and we are delighted with our candidates."

- CMO at The Loch Lomond Group

The candidates are the best match to the role that I've seen over the years...

The role is unique and the merging of Virgin Money and Clydesdale Bank organisation make this assignment a tricky one. Denholm spent time understanding the business, my newly forming team and the role and delivered high-quality candidates in a short space of time, which significantly exceeded my expectations. The candidates are the best match to a role that I have seen over the years of working with recruitment consultancies."

- Head of Marketing & Strategy Operation, Virgin Money

Denholm’s digital capability, their long-established network and their overall market insight was essential...

Boe Gin has worked in partnership with Denholm over the past 12 months on three specialist commercial roles; Head of On trade, Head of Off trade and International Sales Manager.

Right from the start, they wanted to understand our business and the challenges and ambitions we have to grow our brand in the UK and globally through exports. I felt Denholm really listened to our needs – which helped them produce three very strong shortlists – allowing us to add some top senior drinks talent to the Boe team.

Denholm’s value-add products, such as BrandBox and McQuaig Psychometric testing – as well as their digital capability (particularly during lockdown), their long-established network of drinks contacts and their overall market insight was essential in identifying the right matches for our business.

As Boe continues to go from strength to strength, we hope to have a long and successful partnership with Denholm. Strongly recommended!

Director, Boe Gin

Candidate feedback

Denholm's expertise and personal approach made me feel like I had come to the right place...

“From the first meeting I had with Denholm I felt that I was in extremely good hands. At the same time, I had met with another recruitment agency to help me with my search but very quickly realised that Denholm’s level of professionalism, expertise and personal approach made me feel like I had come to the right place. Most importantly I felt I could trust the team to do the best for me and go about the process in the right way, I have had the opposite experience with other recruitment agencies in the past!
The process started with a detailed conversation not just to help understand what I was looking for and my past experience but it was one that really helped me clarify what would be the best next step in my career. I was massively impressed by the service I received from Denholm and I will certainly be recommending them to anyone looking to progress their career.”

The best recruiters I have worked with...

“Denholm was fantastic from start to finish in helping me to get a new job. Their communication, helpful tips, passion for what they do, flexibility, and relationship with my new employer were all key to ensuring I had the best help possible in getting through the interview stages. Thank you, you were the best recruiters I have worked with!”

Back to work after living abroad...

“I just wanted to thank you for helping me get back into employment after living abroad. Denholm gave great advice and recommendations and took the time to get to know me and understand the kind of role I was looking for. Denholm helped build my confidence and made the process straightforward and enjoyable!”

Career change outside of my comfort zone...

“I undertook a big career change, one that involved a move to an entirely new industry and a step outside my comfort zone. The support, knowledge and genuine enthusiasm in me, my prospective employer and the marketing industry as a whole filled me with confidence. If we all used Denholm we would save a lot of time the first time round!”

The perfect role, after I moved to the UK...

“Denholm helped me find the perfect role after I moved to the UK. Even while I was still back home I always felt like Denholm was working in the background to uncover opportunities and sell me in to prospective employers. They worked to international hours to learn what I was looking for, stay in touch with me and keep me informed throughout the process.”

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DIGITAL PROGRAM MANAGER

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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.

Sponsorship & Events Manager

The Loch Lomond Group are seeking a commercially-savvy Sponsorship and Events Manager to join the marketing team.

You will be responsible for developing Loch Lomond Group's sponsorship and events strategy and delivering a program of activities and partnerships that will support the business growth ambitions. Other responsibilities include managing renewals and negotiations, overseeing communication with sponsors as well as aligning business and market needs.

The Sponsorship & Events Manager is a key role in the business. We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and driven professional who has an understanding of how to build brand advocacy through sponsorship and events. You will ideally come from a marketing and sponsorship background in spirits or have a passion and understanding of the category and its nuances.

This is an incredible role and an exciting time to join one of the most talked about spirits companies in the marketplace. If you think you have the magic that they are looking for, get in touch today!

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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, 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
  • 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 several Communication Advisors to join our fast-growing team. You’ll have previous agency experience at 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. Your expertise might lie in marketing, creative projects and digital content, turning bright ideas into impactful campaigns. 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:

  • Developing and delivering a wide range of project and campaigns
  • Creating compelling content that engages audiences and influences behaviour
  • Managing the delivery of creative, design and digital projects
  • Retaining and growing activity with existing clients by delivering exceptional results
  • Producing winning proposals and pitches to secure new business
  • Creating strong relationships with our clients, colleagues and associates
  • Delivering high-quality work on time and on budget and with passion
  • Actively measuring, evaluating and reporting performance

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:

  • Exceptional writing skills and real attention to detail
  • Great client management, communication and presentation skills
  • An ability to work at pace across numerous clients and projects
  • Creativity, confidence and calmness under pressure
  • That you’re a strong team player, who can inspire colleagues to deliver great results
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and project management skills
  • A delivery-focussed attitude
  • A desire to learn, develop and grow

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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

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