Talented is a dynamic talent management and recruitment business formed specifically to meet the needs of a new breed of Technology Company.


It was Scotland’s first dedicated recruitment service for high-growth start-ups and SMEs and is aimed at the Software, Technology, Food & Drink, Life Science and engineering, sectors.

The Scottish Start-Up scene has seen unprecedented growth in recent years and continues to be a vibrant and exciting sector. However, very few recruitment agencies are prepared or indeed equipped to meet the demands of small, rapid growth businesses.

The rise of digital and social communication methods mean every business now operates in real time and in global market. The Talent sector is no different.

Talented utilises the very latest real time search and candidate engagement tools to bring our clients the very best candidates the market has to offer.

It has an overriding goal of fitting the needs of both the business and candidate marketplace.

Talented is also part of the Edgar Stewart family of companies www.edgarstewart.co.uk

What is actually different about Talented?

At Talented we think differently, operate differently and are trying to change people’s perceptions about what recruitment is all about.

It’s been designed to offer value to start-up and high-growth entrepreneurial businesses in the food and drink, life science, engineering, technology and software sectors and is committed to helping innovative Scottish businesses.

Gone is the over reliance on ineffective job board adverts in place of more interactive and social broadcast tools. It blends the very best of the ‘old’ tried and tested recruitment methods and embraces the very best new technology.

It listens, advises and supports the sector. Through blogs and articles Talented will be the most helpful business in the Talent sector.

And of course it will never be 100% finished; Talented will continue to innovate, flex and pivot to stay ahead of the curve and deliver excellence to both our candidates and partner clients.

What does Talented offer?

We offer a suite of complimentary recruitment tools and products designed specifically to meet the needs of Start-Up and High growth business.

All of our services are supported by our Ecosystem partners who can provide Legal, Marketing, HR, Finance and Investment support.

The services we offer include: 

  • Permanent and Temporary recruitment
  • Market analysis
  • Talent mapping
  • Candidate attraction strategy
  • Salary benchmarking
  • Fully outsourced ‘Recruitment as a Service’ (RaaS) solutions
  • Assessment centre design and delivery
  • Start-up team delivery
  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Talent and succession planning
  • Digital recruitment solutions
  • Executive / Non-Executive search
  • Annualised costing models for larger projects.
  • Volume discounts for multiple roles
  • Extended payment / split payment terms.