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FinTech presents a high growth market opportunity, with a very solid foundation in Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Now circa 100 Scottish-based businesses classified as fintechs – compared to just 33 this time last year. That is impressive growth by any standards.

The presence of fintech in Scotland has been established and has real substance. There is a real breadth to the agenda which has extended opportunities in Scotland.

Stephen Ingledew, chief executive of FinTech Scotland

Partnering as you grow

Eden Scott’s FinTech practice is set up predominantly to support those who have hit critical mass and are scaling up. We also have the ability to support early stage startups as they secure funding, and embark on building teams.

Our core offerings are:

  • Critical hires at 1 or 2 levels below Board - specifically strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, combined with sound operational awareness and subject matter expertise.
  • Urgent, non business-as-usual projects or gap-fills - interim or consulting solutions.
  • We leverage our Talentspark platform to expand early stage startups’ footprint, and accelerate their growth via pooling talent & knowledge.


The major challenges currently being faced:

  • Attracting and retaining top talent - We proactively expand our candidate network, building long-term relationships with rising stars and proven Execs across the UK and Europe.
  • Driving diversity in the workplace - The fintech industry has a gender diversity problem, with women representing only 29% of staff in the sector. Some of the main challenges can be listed as the pay gap, absence of women on boards & leadership positions and the lack of flexible working options. We leverage relationships with women in tech & co-host events with female role models in the Tech & FinTech sectors
  • Scalability & combating inertia / instilling continuous learning
  • Gaining / maintaining competitive advantage (the corporates are catching up!)
  • Balancing automation with customer centricity
  • Staying lean & agile as you grow



  • Operational leadership
  • Growth
  • Customer / Sales
  • Product management
  • Front End Development
  • SEO
  • Analytics

Peter Dunn

Associate Director

Peter leads Eden Scott's Information Technology business from our Edinburgh Head Office. He is responsible for managing our IT provision across a range of sectors and clients whilst also developing and growing the existing IT team.  His work has spanned the length and breadth of IT (from hands on development through to Project and Programme Management) with a particular focus on Senior and Executive appointments from IT Management to CTO level.

0131 550 1147 | 07795553835

Paul Buchan

Divisional Manager

Paul is a graduate of St Andrews University and has over 10 years’ experience in the Recruitment and Employment sector and he has specialised in the Accounting & Finance field since 2010. Paul specialises in the delivery of permanent recruitment solutions in a variety of industry sectors and for clients of all shapes and sizes. His approach is centred around tailoring a service unique to each customer requirement. Paul primarily focuses on placing Qualified & Experienced accountants from Management Accounting and Financial Accounting level through to C-Suite solutions. 

0131 550 1121 | 07792485141

Karen Kerr

Managing Consultant

Karen has 19 years' recruitment experience, having specialised in Financial Services since 1998. Over the years Karen has forged key business relationships with many of the financial services market's major players. Providing a broad range of consultancy services across the breadth of the industry, Karen specialises in banking, investment and asset management across the board. 

0131 550 1129 | 07890836529

Sarah Ferguson

Business Manager

Sarah Ferguson is a Business Manager and has been with Eden Scott for almost five years. With almost eight years’ experience within the recruitment industry, Sarah started her recruitment career specialising in Financial Services and Investment operations before joining Eden Scott where she has developed the Business Support and HR function. Sarah recruits for temporary, fixed term and permanent positions throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas with a focus on building long lasting and strong candidate and client relationships.

0131 550 1145 | 07875004718
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