Talent solutions for start up and SMEs...

As you might have guessed, ESS Start-up is not your average, typical or traditional recruitment agency.

Not only are we a specialist recruitment agency for Scotland’s technology SME and start-up community, we’re the country’s first and only dedicated recruitment service for this high-growth sector.

We’ve clocked up decades of experience helping technology companies achieve their growth ambitions by recruiting the right talent at the right time.

We also understand the complex nature of starting your own business and the hurdles you’re likely to face along the way.

Simply put, we help you find the right people for your business so you don’t have to.


Our ethos is to inspire, challenge and innovate – three things we aspire to achieve throughout our organisation.  As well as delivering bespoke recruitment solutions through award-winning brands, 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.



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

0131 603 5800

Are you ready to recruit the right people to help grow your business?

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