We Ensure You Hire the Best Talent


A Consultative Approach which Guarantees Success!

At Deanston Cooper we don't want to work with every company in the world, just those that share our passion for recruiting the very best professional talent in the marketplace and appreciate the benefits and added value that working with a leading consultancy can bring.

We understand the implications of making the right hire first time and that every client and project is different. As such we offer a consultative approach, taking the time to understand you, your business, culture, recruitment processes and requirements.

Working in partnership to attract, recruit, retain and develop your talent pool, we offer a full range of recruitment solutions tailored to meet your exact requirements. We bring immediate access to our vast network of contacts and use our in-depth market sector knowledge to design and deliver innovative candidate attraction strategies which are cost effective and results driven. Our Consultants are simply able to reach the candidates other agencies can't.

Focused on building long term relationships, we always offer free impartial recruitment advice. We are happy to provide guidance on salaries and keep you informed about market trends and developments.

If your business lies in the Construction Industry then Deanston Cooper has experienced Consultants who are passionate about fulfilling all of your recruitment requirements.

Recruitment Solutions

Our Temporary / Contract Recruitment Solution allows clients the flexibility to respond to changing workload demands, augment staffing on projects and gain access to specialist skills whenever and wherever they are required.

All our contractors are fully vetted, compliant with all industry regulations and will be delivered on budget within agreed timescales.


Our standard no risk, contingency based approach to Permanent Recruitment with clients only paying on success.

Consultants focus on our extensive database and their vast network of contacts in order to proactively source the best possible talent for your business.


Retained Search and Selection is ideal for those permanent positions which cannot be recruited through Contingency Recruitment due to skill set, location or the importance placed on finding the absolute best candidate for the role. Our Consultants follow a research driven, systematic, targeted search process which ensures that the best candidates in the market are contacted rather than those who are just on the market for a new position.

Clients work exclusively with us and in return we are fully focused on their requirement and committed to a successful outcome, as we recognise our reputation will depend on it.

Executive Search is ideal for Director level positions where it is absolutely essential that the right candidate is recruited in order to ensure the future success of the business. It works similarly to Retained Search and Selection in that it focuses on a research driven, systematic process with the targeted search element ensuring that the very best candidates in the market are contacted.

Unlike other generalist Executive Search Recruiters, we already have relationships with the key people that matter, we deal with them every day and we have the credibility to make introductions that will guarantee a successful outcome.


Why choose us


We only recruit for the Construction Industry. We understand the market in which we operate, we have relationships with the people that matter and we have the credibility to guarantee success.


In order to provide you with the highest level of service, our Consultants only work with a small number of clients. We don't want to be the biggest, only the best.


We take the time to understand you and your requirements before designing and delivering a results driven candidate attraction strategy. As such we won't waste your time sending irrelevant CVs.


We have a large number of unique candidates registered on our database, we've been mapping our markets for years and our proactive candidate attraction strategies simply go further to reach the candidates other agencies can't.


We are passionate about recruiting the best possible talent for your business and are focused on a successful outcome. It's what you will judge us on.

What our clients say

As a new business in Scotland which is committed to employing only the highest calibre of staff, we have been very impressed at the professionalism and level of service offered by Deanston Cooper. They have taken the time to understand our business and requirements, before delivering successful candidate attraction strategies which have exceeded our expectations.

Managing Director, Building Main Contractor

Deanston Cooper has consistently been able to source high quality candidates for senior permanent posts and has been able to secure their long-term employment within our company. I will continue to use them on an exclusive basis to manage our recruitment requirements.

Managing Director, Fit Out Contractor

As a regular client of Russell's over the years, I have been very happy with the attention to detail and the speed of response. Deanston Cooper continue to demonstrate this commitment to service, providing me with a range of good quality candidates that are well matched to my requirements. I am happy to maintain Deanston Cooper in the very short list of recruitment specialist that I refer to when looking for new staff.

Director, Civil Engineering and Building Contractor

For any Manager like myself, or an HR person looking to fill a difficult placement within their organisation, I would certainly recommend Deanston Cooper as a first port of call. I have found that they have the ability to find candidates to fill my demanding requirements quickly and without fuss. Their Consultants are friendly and are always willing to help you.

Operations Manager, M&E Contractor

We were extremely impressed with the prompt and professional service your company provided for us recently when seeking to recruit a senior member of staff. Having exhausted the normal channels we were struggling to know what to do next. You came to us with solutions. The breadth and depth of your market knowledge and your courteous and confidential service soon allowed us to connect with the right person who is now in place and performing well. Thanks

Director, Civil Engineering & Groundworks Contractor

We are delighted with Deanston Cooper's service. Their focus on providing the calibre of staff expected within our business and the manner in which they approach the task are second to none. We will continue to use their service and appreciate the personal touch they provide.

Director, Building Main Contractor

I have utilised Russell McCaig's recruitment expertise for at least 5 years and have always found him to be extremely professional and dedicated to the task at hand. He has always been my first port of call as he inevitably sources the most suitable candidates for my vacancies within the required timescales. I would not hesitate in recommending his services as his knowledge of the Scottish Construction marketplace is second to none.

Recruitment Manager, Major UK Civil Engineering Contractor

The support provided to us by Deanston Cooper during our recent recruitment process was first class, and we were presented with a number of experienced and well qualified candidates for our vacancies. The Consultant was professional, proactive and supportive throughout the process from initial discussions through to the time when the successful candidates started their new roles. I will have no hesitation in using Deanston Cooper for my future recruitment requirements.

Director, Civil Engineering Contractor