Change Recruitment Group has committed significant investment into growing it’s IT, Digital and Business Change practice, and has named two industry experts to drive this market forward for the company.   Andrew Finlayson has joined as director of IT, Digital and Business Change, and Laura Thorburn has been promoted to associate director. The pair will lead a growing team of experienced consultants in Glasgow and Edinburgh to identify innovative recruitment solutions for clients across a variety of sectors.  

Andrew said: “The competition for talent is fierce across Mobile Apps, Digital Development, Cloud, Data and Cyber Security. Where there are shortages of talent, we’ve seen salary inflation and how important remuneration is as part of the decision whether to join a business or not. The current trends would suggest, whilst salary is important other factors appear to be higher priority for many. These key drivers relate more towards how forward thinking an organisation seems to be, innovation, career development and very importantly, the opportunity to work on the latest technologies.  

“In order to provide a true recruitment service in this type of market it essential that recruiters have a deep specialist knowledge of the technology in order to present the opportunity in the best way to the talent. I’m excited about the opportunity here at Change because that’s exactly what we are, a group of very specialised recruiters who work extremely hard to ensure we provide the very best advice to both client and candidate.”  

Mark McFall, Group Managing Director of Change Recruitment, said: “The last year at Change has been the most exciting yet. We’ve promoted from within and hired talent from elsewhere in the market, to create the kind of business our clients’ and candidates’ have said they would like us to be. Our new strategic direction has been led by their needs, and we’re well placed to meet them.  

“We are delighted to have Andrew on board. Tech change drives business change more than ever and IT skills are increasingly integrated into business operations at every level. Our clients are looking for a new breed of employee, and with Andrew’s appointment and Laura’s promotion, we will be at the forefront of delivering that customised support to our clients.”  

“With over 17 years of experience in IT Recruitment, a deep knowledge of the Scottish tech market and a key strength in new business development, Andrew adds additional credibility and experience to our offering. We’re very proud of Laura and what she has achieved in her 8 years with Change. Reverential in her space, she is seen within the Business Change market as a true professional and someone who works hard to deliver a first class service.”  

Change has restructured its senior team since the start of the year, with numerous notable appointments across the business as well as some very well deserved promotions from within the business. The Group continues to grow by branching out into more areas to meet the ever-changing recruitment demands of the markets in which it operates.