INVERNESS-based investment group, GEG Capital Ltd, has announced two key director level hires across its recruitment business. Lyndsey Wilkinson, who was previously Managing Director of Global Highland, has been named Group Business Development Director – Recruitment at GEG Capital while Grant Falconer has been appointed Managing Director at Global Highland.
Based in Inverness, Global Highland has grown to become one of the leading recruiters for the commercial, construction, hospitality, industrial, oil & gas and renewables sectors across Scotland, with a reputation for offering a truly bespoke service. Falconer, who started his career a decade ago as a trainee recruiter, was previously Divisional Manager for the North & North East for Search Consultancy and most recently established the UK arm of energy recruitment company Aarvi Encon Resources Ltd.
Speaking about his appointment as MD at Global Highland, Falconer said:
“My new role is operational as well as being very development focused and I look forward to working closely with Lyndsey Wilkinson in her new position at GEG Capital to continue to grow Global Highland. I’ll be looking to grow our client base business and also explore the continued growth within our key sectors – Commercial, Construction, Industrial, and Hospitality.”
New Group Business Development Director – Recruitment at GEG Capital, Wilkinson, boasts a long history with the group dating back to 2013. After spells in the interceding years gaining international experience working in construction and engineering recruitment in Dubai and Qatar, she rejoined the the group in 2019 as Business Manager at Global Highland before being appointed MD in 2022.
Commenting on her new role within the leadership team of GEG Capital’s recruitment portfolio, Wilkinson said:
“In my new role I will focus on business development for Global Highland, Cammach and Be Personnel. I look forward to supporting and working with the MDs of each company to identify new clients and growth opportunities. My new role will have a real focus on developing relationships across all sectors.
“As part of my new role at GEG Capital I will also head up talent acquisition across the group, sourcing and placing internal candidates across the range of businesses.”
The senior appointments of Wilkinson and Falconer are the latest prongs of GEG Capital’s growth strategy for its recruitment businesses and comes hot on the heels of the December 2022 appointment of Iona Currie to the newly created role of Group Recruitment Director. Tasked with growing the Recruitment portfolio, both organically and through acquisitions.
Speaking about the appointments of Falconer and Wilkinson, Currie said:
“Lyndsey Wilkinson is someone well known to the team and will be a fantastic addition to GEG Capital. Her promotion to BD Director for Recruitment is testament to what Lyndsey has brought to Global Highland over her tenure as MD.
“Lyndsey is an integral part of the Global Highland team and will continue to focus on the that business as well as supporting the Be Personnel and Cammach recruitment businesses. As part of this role Lyndsey has been supporting with internal recruitment across all GEG Capital portfolios as part of an overall Talent Acquisition strategy. Her promotion is both a credit to Lyndsey and her personal achievements as well as being a credit to the GEG Capital People & Culture strategy.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for our recruitment businesses which all posted strong results during – and since – the pandemic and Lyndsey’s flair for building strong client relationships and knowledge of local markets and geographical areas makes her the perfect person to head up Business Development.
“I’m very pleased to add someone as experienced and entrepreneurial as Grant Falconer to the leadership team at Global Highland and I see his appointment as key to the continued expansion of the business. He is ambitious and will help drive forward our growth strategy for the company. Grant will focus initially on the Highland region with plans to enter into other Scotland regions over the next few years.”
GEG Capital’s portfolio of recruitment businesses includes Aberdeen-based Cammach Bryant and Genesis Personnel and Inverness-based Be Personnel and Global Highland. Between them the group covers a wide range of sectors from Food Processing, to Construction & Industrial and Oil & Gas, Marine & Renewables within the Highlands, North East, Central Belt in Scotland, rest of the UK, Europe, and Norway.
Based in Inverness, Global Highland specialises in recruitment for the commercial, construction, industrial, hospitality oil & gas and renewables sectors across Scotland. A stronger emphasis on added value has aligned the company closer to the clients they work with, offering solutions beyond the normal expectations of an agency.
Be Personnel – which is based in Inverness but has a branch office in Dunfermline – are one of Scotland’s most successful and innovative recruitment businesses, servicing clients and candidates across the country in the food processing, commercial, industrial, driving and engineering & technical sectors as well as recruiting for senior management level positions.
Aberdeen-based Cammach Bryant is one of Scotland’s leading recruitment agencies and boasts an extensive database of exceptional people in all disciplines and wide network of international connections across the following sectors: Engineering; Drilling & Wells, Administration; Contracts, Cost & Planning; HR & Training; Accountancy & Finance; BD, Sales & Marketing; QHSE; Trades & Industrial; Supply Chain; and IT.
Aberdeen and Peterhead-based Genesis Personnel is a vastly experienced recruitment agency, working across a range of sectors including marine, oil and gas, commercial and industrial, servicing a global client base. Using cutting edge technology and a renowned personal service, they have earned an enviable reputation in their sector.