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Eden Scott signals upbeat start to 2011

Eden Scott signals upbeat start to 2011

Eden Scott, the ambitious Scottish-based recruitment firm, has revealed that its fee income rose significantly in the last quarter (to end December 2010), up by an impressive 38% compared with the same period the year before.

Most of the uplift came from permanent placements, with the oil & gas, banking, IT and semiconductors sectors in particular driving the numbers up. Eden Scotts three offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen all reported stronger figures.

Eden Scott founding director Guy Martin commented: "We have been heartened by both the speed and strength of the upturn. Virtually all sectors, aside from public sector and construction, have contributed to the activity increase. While only a few firms are doing much in terms of volume recruitment, what we are seeing is a lot of pent-up demand now being released with a myriad of firms, especially SMEs, looking to fill one or two key positions.

We are finding that both client firms and candidates have entered the New Year with more confidence than before. An earlier climate of fear has been replaced with a sense of renewal and an eye to future opportunities. As a hopeful footnote to the recession, it is somewhere between a little interesting to perverse to note that perhaps the hottest jobs market appears to be in the financial services and banking world. It may come as no surprise that many of the opportunities relate to the measurement of credit risk, management information systems and the scramble for new customers."

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