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Eden Scott’s technical team has become one of the largest technical recruitment teams in Scotland and has adapted with the sector over the years so we can continue to offer unique bespoke solutions to a wide range of world leading clients offering graduate, permanentcontract/ interim and executive positions.   

We're proud to have have specialist ‘start-up’ Consultants who have a vast amount of experience advising young, early stage business how to define and plan their growth strategy to build both senior management and technical teams. We also have specialist teams at Eden Scott for Food and Drink, Clean Energy and Oil and Gas, life science and Procurement/Supply chain.

Use the form below to get in touch with the manufacturing and technology team to see how they can help you today.

Manufacturing and Technology Recruitment

We understand recruiting within manufacturing and technology disciplines requires a deep understanding of how the industry works and how it is developing.

Eden Scott’s experienced manufacturing and technology consultants specialise in specific industry skills sets, recruiting across the following sectors:

  • Utilities/Chemical
  • Defence
  • Start-up
  • Lasers/Photonics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Life Science/Med tech
  • General Engineering/Manufacturing 

For the past 10 years, we have been recruiting within Scotland's diverse engineering sector, spurring us to become members of Scottish Engineering.

The manufacturing sector in Scotland has gone through significant change over the last ten to fifteen years. Large scale multi-nationals with manufacturing facilities employing workforces in their thousands may be a fading memory but this has made way for a flurry of SMEs and early stage, high-growth businesses to prosper in their wake.  Hi-tech sectors like micro-electronics, photonics, semi-conductors and medical devices to name a few are changing the landscape and offering new and exciting opportunities across Scotland.

The more traditional engineering sectors, Aerospace, Automotive and Oil and Gas continue to offer a vast amount to Scotland’s economy and export figures and remain global players with strong signs of recovery and continued growth. 

Scotland’s manufacturing sector is currently valued at over £12bn and offers a significant contribution to the countries annual GDP of £150Bn.  Second only to the service sector, Manufacturing/Engineering continues to offer a vast array of exciting opportunities across multiple functions and disciplines. Eden Scott is proud to play a crucial role in the on-going support of Scotland’s early stage, SME and multi-national organisations.

Ian Grant


After qualifying in Building Surveying in 1991, Ian worked with a construction company as a Contracts Surveyor, supplying UK wide sub-contract services, prior to moving into a recruitment consultancy role. With a recruitment career spanning almost two decades, Ian has held managerial responsibility across a range of sectors including Engineering and Manufacturing, Scientific, IT and Supply Chain and brings a wealth of experience to Eden Scott’s Glasgow business and a focus on building fee income and the company brand across professional services and high tech markets.

0141 410 1005 | 07584676007

Alasdair Murray

Associate Director

Alasdair joined Eden Scott in 2012 and manages the Food & Drink Manufacturing Division. Following university, Alasdair moved to Edinburgh to start his recruitment career. With a background in food and drink spanning more than a decade he specialises in senior appointments. In addition to recruiting for a wide portfolio of clients, Alasdair also manages teams of recruiters and has extensive experience of managing large-scale recruitment projects.

0131 550 1117 | 07949304727

Daniel MacNeill

Managing Consultant

Daniel joined Eden Scott in 2010 as a Trainee Consultant working within the Manufacturing & Technology team. Daniel now has over 7 years experience recruiting technical and senior level appointments within high-growth technology businesses across a variety of sectors, focusing predominantly on start-up and SME businesses within the semiconductor, photonics and optoelectronics industry.  

0131 550 1105 | 07766662266

Richard Cross

Senior Consultant

Richard started his recruitment career in 2013 & specialises in delivering assignments for manufacturing businesses across the Central Belt.  He  focuses specifically on operational disciplines across Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain and Procurement. His clients range from SMEs to FTSE 250 listed blue-chip organisations, with most of his work being within industrial manufacturing environments including aerospace, electronics, heavy engineering, automotive and general manufacturing.

0131 550 1120 | 07914684369

Jill MacDonald

Account Manager

Jill joined the Industrial team early in 2018 she works with Industrial clients and candidates, as well as supporting the Account Management of one of Eden Scott’s largest utility clients.  Jill brings several years of recruitment experience, in both London and Edinburgh, recruiting within many business areas and disciplines, at all levels, from ‘blue collar’ to Partner/Managing Director.

0131 550 1148 | 07905728080

Michael Cain


Michael started working in recruitment in 2015 specialising in the Manufacturing, warehouse and distribution sector. Prior to this, he spent 6 years working in the manufacturing sector with a major blue chip company, gaining in-depth and practical knowledge of how they run from the inside out. Michael's work is focused on the industrial manufacturing environment covering the automotive, heavy engineering, electronic and general manufacturing sectors.

0141 410 1003 | 07515748830

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