INSIDER: Denholm becomes UK partner of global executive search group Talentor

Scottish recruitment specialist Denholm has reached a deal with global executive search group Talentor to become its UK partner.

The tie-up with the Austrian-based firm - which operates in 28 countries worldwide - gives Denholm greater access to an international market as Scotland's skills shortages, particularly in tech, continue to bite.

It follows a year which saw Edinburgh-based Denholm grow revenues 13 per cent in the first half of the year.

In February, Denholm also announced a partnership with compliance software specialist Amiqus. Denholm founding director and chief executive Nicki Denholm said:

"When we were contacted by Talentor we realised we have a very similar approach. We have replaced out-of-date industry practices with an agile and innovative approach to support the growth plans of our clients."

Michael Sarsteiner, Talentor CEO, said:

“Talentor is a close-knit network of passionate people around the globe. While our business is executive search on an international level, it’s also crucial that we can leverage the local know-how of our partners. We were attracted to Denholm’s reputation, performance, people and culture and we think the business is a great fit for our global network.”

John Denholm, Denholm’s Executive Chairman, said:

“We are already seeing the benefits of the alliance and are working with some of Talentor’s clients in Europe. From a strategic point of view, we also believe this is a timely move as we look ahead to Brexit and shortage of people talent on the domestic front.”

Founded in 2003, Talentor's client base spans a ranger of sectors including digital, IT, medtech, fintech, financial services and consumer goods.

Denholm, launched in 2002, has a client base including Standard Life, VisitScotland, The R&A, Edrington Beam Suntory, Baxters and Skyscanner. It opened a Glasgow office in 2017.


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