Iain Atkinson | Recruitment | Eden Scott

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Iain Atkinson


Iain joined Eden Scott in 2019 and leads our Property & Construction and Renewable Energy business units.  Iain and his team have a strong track record of delivering technical appointments throughout the sectors, working at all stages of major infrastructure projects, from design, build and asset management.

Iain works extensively across the public and private sectors, supporting in-house teams, project management consultancies, engineering & design houses, contractors and all of the associated supply chain partners feeding into major projects.  

With over 20 years’ experience, he has developed a strong network of industry related professionals throughout Scotland. Iain’s track record within the sectors is excellent, not just in filling positions but also in creating and managing a process that provides a very positive experience for clients and candidates.  

In addition, Iain sits as a Management Committee member for East Lothian Housing Association, a charity and registered social landlord founded in 1988 with the aim of providing good quality affordable housing within East Lothian. Iain also serves on the Audit and Assurance Sub Committee.

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Sheilagh Stewart,

Head of Human Resources, National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland recently engaged Eden Scott and Iain Atkinson to appoint an Interim Director of Estates & Facilities Management.

Having worked with Iain for many years across our Estates function, Iain had developed a thorough understanding of our organisation and people requirements. Iain worked closely with our Executive team throughout the recruitment process and through his extensive market knowledge and network within the property market, delivered a strong shortlist of candidates.

We are delighted with our new appointment and the quality of service we received from Iain and Eden Scott.

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Sam Mudie

Head of HR and Organisational Development, Edinburgh International Festival

We were really impressed by Eden Scott’s specialist knowledge within the estates and facilities management sector.

This experience was reflected in the high calibre of shortlisted candidates we received and progressed to interview who all matched the initial brief.

We are delighted with the appointment and look forward to working again with Eden Scott in the future. 

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