A fresh approach to senior recruitment

A recruitment process ensuring you attract, recruit and retain the best senior talent.

Our work alongside LINC, the Scottish VC and Angel Network and a plethora of growing mid-sized and SME businesses, has seen ESS awarded a range of senior appointments and assignments.

We are taking a fresh approach to senior recruitment. A fairly and reasonably priced two stage process and executive recruitment product, differs from the traditional “stuffy” methodology offered by search firms today.

We have placed candidates into Chair-Person and NXD roles across all our sectors. Other core strengths here include Operations, C-Suite appointments, General Managers, Engineering, Supply Chain and Sales/BDM.

Our own NXD board, combined with the 40 years of industry and recruitment experience acquired by ESS board Directors Bruce Hydes and Craig Jackson, ensures we are seen as credible, competent and reliable in this space.


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

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