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Delivering simple and ethical recruitment solutions in the Technology and Engineering space


ESS Holdings has more than 50 years’ collective expertise in bespoke professional services recruitment.

As a multi-sector recruitment specialist, ESS Holdings delivers bespoke business solutions to our clients through our different industry-leading Technological and Engineering divisions. We work with clients all over the world to develop business growth and talent management solutions to give them the competitive edge in today’s fast-moving, candidate-led market.

ESS Holdings is the parent company of a number of niche consultancy divisions delivering a fresh, new and disruptive approach to recruitment within the High Tech, Life Sciences, Engineering, Start Up and SME, Energy and Water, Food and Drink and Executive sectors.

We’re passionate about offering the very best in recruitment services for all our clients, whether they’re employers or prospective employees. We put people at the heart of everything we do. For ambitious recruiters, we act as an incubator enabling you to spin out and scale your recruitment business with our help and support.


Our ethos is to INSPIRE, CHALLENGE and ENCOURAGE – three things we aspire to achieve throughout our organisation.  As well as delivering bespoke recruitment solutions through award-winning divisions, we are passionate about inspiring and enabling future leaders.

ESS Holdings is an enabler of talent and operates a business incubator and start-up hub in Edinburgh, where a number of our companies have started out as spin-outs and grown to become successful brands in their own right with the help of our financial and business support.

To date, we have invested more than £70k in niche recruitment start-ups.  We also believe in talent retention and development and are committed to being a National Living Wage employer.


0131 603 5800

ESS Holdings Ltd. 38 Dean Park Mews, Edinburgh, EH4 1ED

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