Our reputation for going the extra mile with clients has become synonymous with our brand and we’re immensely proud of the powerful track record we’ve managed to build across our six specialist sectors.

Working with Aspen People means that our clients always have a dedicated point of contact who manages and takes ownership of the entire process. It is a collaborative relationship with no surprises and we offer complete impartiality and accountability regarding which candidates are put forwards.

We thrive on being able to source and secure hard-to-find leadership talent from our vast network of contacts and guarantee to find the right person for the right position.

To discuss your senior role requirement call today on 0141 212 7555, email  or speak directly to a specialist.

Client List

Since inception, many of Scotland’s most influential and leading organisations have put their trust in Aspen People to support their Board and Executive level recruitment campaigns. Over 90% of our clients prefer to retain our professional service, and we are indeed very proud that return to place their faith in us to deliver further recruitment services built on authenticity, action and accountability.


As every successful professional services business knows, word of mouth and referral are fundamental to ensuring ongoing success. That’s why we are delighted that so many of the candidates and clients that we have assisted are prepared to toot our trumpet.

“I was immediately taken with the professionalism projected by the Aspen website and then in my initial conversation with Debbie, followed by an excellent proposal package. The scale and quality of the candidate response was really impressive – far beyond anything we could have conjured through our own efforts. Having all the legwork taken off us throughout the process was an enormous relief too, in particular not having to make the difficult calls to disappointed candidates, which is always so hard. The information provided at sift was concise and useful, and having someone to keep us on track during interviews was very useful. Overall it was a fantastic experience which I would thoroughly recommend. You managed to remove most of the stress from what could otherwise have been a really stressful experience. Thank you!”

Kate Darrah – Managing Director, The Ridge

“The Chamber sought Debbie’s support for the recruitment of an interim Regional Executive Director role as we required some extra help to find the right individual after some initial open advertising. Her insights were invaluable both in terms of how we were expressing what we wanted job description wise but also suggestions of how the market was currently behaving and candidate expectations. She sourced several excellent potential candidates for us to interview and we have been absolutely delighted with the candidate we appointed. She cuts right to the chase and sees and understands the needs of both the recruiting company and the candidates as equal in importance which I believe is essential to get the right fit. I would highly recommend working with Debbie and have since passed on a number of candidates to her for advice and as potential future clients.”

Alison McRae – Network & Partnerships Entrepreneur, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

“Working with Aspen made the whole recruitment process simple and effective.  Their professional approach and ability to connect with such a talented pool of candidates meant we were sure of a great result.”

Victoria Corbishley – UK Director of Health and Local Crisis Response, British Red Cross

“I find Aspen to be professional, responsive and reliable. In a recent search they provided value for money, demonstrated a good understanding of the needs of the position and exercised sound judgement on the range of candidates. I valued their assistance from start of the search to the final selection.”

Maureen McGinn – Convener, Children in Scotland

“Thank you once again for your amazing support. Our Directors are genuinely grateful for the insight and expertise Aspen brings to the table.”

George Houliston – Recruitment Manager, SRUC

Just completed working with Emma on an Executive appointment within my organisation. During our initial conversation through to our successful appointment I found Emma to be highly professional, knowledgeable and extremely competent in her interactions and ability to source a wide range of potential candidates. Emma was easy to deal with, an excellent communicator and was fair and honest in her interactions with me. Emma was able to be flexible to our particular needs and exceeded our expectations of the process, providing a high level of service but also being friendly and helpful throughout. If you have the pleasure of working with Emma I am sure you will say the same.

Debbie Kerr – HR, Borders College

Aspen provided an excellent executive search service for recruitment of a new Director of Customer Services, following a recent senior team restructure.  The whole process was smooth, professional and produced the right result;  a high quality shortlist and an excellent candidate appointed, who is keen and ready to get to work.  Mike’s service was top rate throughout with very good support, advice and insights.

Jason MacGilp – Group Chief Executive, Cairn Housing

Debbie recently assisted us in the recruitment of two high profile senior roles at Scottish Canals. Debbie has a great up to date knowledge of the Executive market in Scotland across a wide range of sectors which was an enormous benefit during our recruitment process. Debbie led and managed the recruitment process professionally from beginning to end, selecting some of the best candidates at that level in Scotland for our consideration. Debbie is highly experienced and knowledgeable in her field, a highly effective and diligent professional that I would have no hesitation in reaching out to for recruitment support in the future.”

Denise Miller – Head of People, Scottish Canals

“Aspen provided innovative recruitment solutions to ensure the involvement and support of the entire SEPA Agency Board. I was very impressed by Aspen’s service throughout the recruitment process, particularly in identifying a very competitive group of candidates. Aspen’s support during the interviews and subsequent discussions throughout the appointment process was invaluable.”

David Sigsworth – SEPA Chair

Nigel Fortnum’s enthusiasm, understanding of our needs and insight into the market ensured two successful appointments into business critical roles and a field of strong candidates to choose from.”

Julia Mulloy – Scottish Borders Housing Association Chief Executive