Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Search Consultancy appoints Director to lead Professional Services division in Scotland

Recruitment specialist Search Consultancy has appointed Julian Harburn as Director and Head of Professional Services in Scotland.

Julian – who boasts a 20-year pedigree in Professional Services recruitment – is a key hire who brings unrivalled experience of the Scottish market to this already very established arm of Search’s business. He began working in Scotland in 2004, where he was instrumental in establishing and developing the Page Personnel brand across the country.

All of this insight and experience will assist him in his role at Search where he will lead a team of 20 recruitment professionals operating within the Accountancy & Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing and Financial Services sectors, with significant growth planned for 2017 across all our Scottish offices. He already has plans to re-establish the Sales and Procurement specialisms over time.

Julian said: “I am delighted to have joined Search, what an opportunity! Search has an amazing brand in the Scottish market and are also known as a fantastic company to work for - and a real success story in the recruitment industry. I am looking forward to working with highly motivated and high performing teams who are dedicated to recruiting all over Scotland for a wide range of clients.”

“It’s so important for me to keep a close eye on developments in the Professional Services marketplace, as this informs my work in researching potential new business. I really enjoy identifying new companies to work with and I hope to bring my experience to bear in driving forward Search’s existing presence in these markets.”

Simone Lockhart, Search Consultancy’s Managing Director for Scotland, said: “Julian is opening a new chapter for Professional Services recruitment at Search, and I am truly excited about the significant impact this will have on our Scottish business. He has a wealth of experience in the recruitment sector and is a proven leader – attributes which will be an integral part of not just Professional Services but across the business as a whole.”