This week’s appointments include: Eden Scott, Irwin Mitchell, New Street Consulting Group, Samuel Knight International, Scandic Hotels Group

• Scotland-based recruitment specialist Eden Scott has officially appointed Michelle Lownie as CEO. A company co-founder and director at Eden Scott since its start in 2003, Lownie has been effectively performing the CEO role since March 2020.

She has successfully steered the executive search and selection business through the twin challenges of the pandemic and the Brexit transition period. Commenting on her appointment, Lownie said: “I’m delighted about this new role, and I know I will benefit from the continued support of an excellent leadership team here and, of course, with our energetic and upbeat wider staff complement.”

Eden Scott primarily operates at technical, executive and professional level within Scottish and wider UK markets, and also in the supply of temporary, contract and interim staff into an array of industrial sectors.

• Law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed Danielle Parsons as partner to boost its London Employment and Professional Discipline team. Parsons joins from law firm Slater & Gordon.

• Leadership and people solutions consultancy New Street Consulting Group has brought in three new hires. Rob Baldock and Ben Dalal join the financial service team of the interim management practice as senior consultants, and Guy Garnett joins as search consultant in the executive search practice.

Baldock and Dalal join from City of London-based recruitment firm Cornwallis Elt, and Garnett has joined the group from executive search firm Oryx. In addition to its London headquarters and North-West base, NSCG has recently announced that it will be opening new premises in Leeds city centre this summer.

• Global recruiter for the energy and rail industries Samuel Knight International welcomes RenewableUK director Julian Brown as non-executive director to build energy talent as the business scales and grows its UK, Europe and US energy divisions.

• Nordic hotel company Scandic has recruited Fredrik Wetterlundh as new chief human resources officer for Scandic Hotels Group. Wetterlundh will step into his role in August and be a member of Scandic’s Executive Committee. He joins Scandic from telecommunications giant Ericsson, where he was working in a position with global responsibility within HR for mergers & acquisitions.

Hydro Energy Group uses AI to support contractor wellbeing

An energy recruitment company is using artificial intelligence to help support the health and wellbeing of its contractors.

12 April 2021

UK-based Linum Consult helps source temp contractors for Baltic rail project

UK-based global recruiter Linum Consult has joined forced with Brunel Energy Europe BV to source the temporary talent behind a key European high-speed rail project.

Contracts 15 March 2021

FINANCIALS: SThree reports better than expected results

STEM recruiter SThree reports today [15 March 2021] that its group net fees in Q1 2021 are equalling Q1 2020, with the group’s performance in this year’s first quarter ahead of management expectation.

Financials 15 March 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: ERSG, Haystack, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Momenta, The Big Issue

Contracts 15 March 2021