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Manufacturing and Technology


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.

Keith Tocher

Associate Director

With a background in Operational Management and Media, Keith Tocher joined Eden Scott in 2010. He currently heads up the Manufacturing, Science and Technology team delivering bespoke services to a wide range of clients across Scotland and the wider UK, with a particular focus on early stage, high-growth technology businesses.

0131 550 1130

Linda Skeen

Divisional Manager

Linda has over 20 years recruitment experience gained in the Manufacturing, Food, Drink Engineering and Distribution sectors recruiting ‘blue collar’ unskilled, semi and skilled operators.  Linda heads up the Industrial division, delivering bespoke services to a wide range of clients across Scotland, with a focus on temporary, low to high volume projects.

0131 550 1136

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

John Martin


Since joining Eden Scott in early summer 2016, John has quickly worked his way up through the organisation. Working within the Manufacturing & Technology division, John focuses on supporting organisations of varying size in the high-end electronics/photonics sector, covering a range of technical, commercial and senior management roles. With specific expertise in supporting niche technology start-ups, John has built strong relationships with many of the UK’s up and coming technology manufacturers and facilitators.

0131 550 1133

Laura Smyth

Senior Consultant M&T

Laura Smyth has been involved in technical recruitment since 2011. Her experience predominantly lies in the heavy engineering industry with a strong focus on the Oil and Gas and Utilities sectors. Her role within Eden Scott sees her leading the Utilities side of the business and managing high volume, strategic accounts like Scottish Water.

0131 550 1126

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.


Jill MacDonald

Account Co-ordinator

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

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