Connecting exceptional talent with exceptional opportunities

What we do

Neilson Recruitment is a forward thinking, innovative recruitment consultancy, committed to placing the right people, with the right companies. We shape organisational futures and create environments that make teams and businesses thrive. 

We specialise in Sales & Technical recruitment within the Construction and Engineering sectors, focussing on Board, Director, Senior Management sales vacancies. With a background in sales and management recruitment and specialising in sales recruitment, we fully understand the requirements for both candidate and employer to make the best possible partnership.

We bridge the gap between highly driven talent and key industry players across the UK, making sure both parties fit comfortably, setting them on the right path to grow professionally and maximise potentials.

We’ve got a head start. With over 24 years worth of industry knowledge, we may already have the solution to your recruitment needs.

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We create long-standing relationships with candidates and clients alike, built on honesty and trust. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to keep ahead of the recruitment game. Our up-front and honest approach has helped develop first-class relationships with key players within a range of technical sectors.


We’re dedicated to placing candidates within roles that are a great fit both professionally and personally. We don’t recruit candidates for jobs that we’re not 100% sure they can successfully fulfil and we’re committed to setting them up with the right tools for success.


We’re passionate about creating long-term value for everyone. We quickly establish and maintain strong relationships with candidates and clients alike, with deep roots in the UK’s sales ecosystem.

Customer Driven

We win when our customers win. Our long-term strategic relationships provide unique insights and the ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences and solutions.


Your future starts here

We open doors for you, exploring open roles and opportunities daily so that you don’t have to.

What they say...

Alan has a refreshing approach to recruitment and business. His professionalism goes without saying. Alongside this, he brings a quiet humour, charm and pragmatism to the process. He’s also hard working and determined. As a client I really do sense that we are in it together with a common goal. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

COO, Naylor Industries Plc

I found Alan to be an excellent recruiter and met all my expectations as a candidate. I would recommend Alan to anyone looking to for a role via Neilson Recruitment or to use Alan and his team as a recruiter.

Alan is an extremely trustworthy recruitment expert always focusing on the understanding of both the client and candidate’s requirements and not on the money! Always prepared to give advice. 


Alan listened to the ideal profile of person that I required and matched the interview candidates accordingly. He presented me with only a couple of cv’s of candidates he thought I should interview, one of which progressed well and now works for Norbord. Overall I’m pleased with the service delivered by Alan and will work with him again. Very happy to recommend.  


Alan is unlike the vast majority of recruitment people. He genuinely cares and takes an interest in your company. Being his own business, Alan is profoundly aware that he is building long term relationships with his clients. As such, he isn’t out for a quick placement and move on. We find that approach extremely professional and most welcome.


Latest News

Say hello to our brand new website

We’re delighted to launch the new and improved Neilson Recruitment website. Designed and built by Blue2 Digital, an award-winning digital design, development and marketing agency based in Broughty Ferry, the

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Neilson moves onto bigger and brighter things

We are thrilled to announce that Neilson Recruitment has moved into a brand new office building. We’ve moved onwards and upwards into CBC House, in the centre of Edinburgh. CBC

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