About Us

Durham Professional Services is a Recruitment Business founded by 2 of Scotland’s most successful Recruitment professionals with a simple philosophy of placing the right people with the right company.

Our unique partner approach with clients and candidates, which was founded on service excellence, allows us to provide a bespoke recruitment service which adds value at every stage of the recruitment process.

Our Team

Mark Durham, Director

Mark is a graduate of Heriot-Watt and Glasgow Universities and a former Director of a highly successful Scottish Independent Recruitment Company. With 20 years recruitment experience of the local Scottish market place, Mark has remained a “hands-on” recruiter working with and servicing some of Scotland’s leading organisations. Focusing across the full professional services spectrum Mark maintains strong links to the top company leaders in the country.

Contact Mark on 07442 501578 or email him.

Gill Durham, Director

Gill is a graduate of Strathclyde University and  worked at Standard life as a Tester/Business Analyst prior to starting her career in recruitment. With over of 15 years experience as a specialist recruiter in Professional Services including IT, HR, Customer Service and Marketing, Gill understands the market place and prides herself in the service she gives to candidates and clients alike, working in partnership to make sure the best service is given from start to finish.

Contact Gill on 07862 248112 or email her.


Our Philosophy

Our recruitment philosophy is very straightforward – honesty, intelligence and efficiency. Our focus is very much on quietly and confidently doing an excellent job and letting the results speak for themselves. The technical markets in which we operate are extremely demanding. We need to understand in great detail the specific requirements of both the companies for whom we recruit and the candidates they seek, so that we are able to bring the right people together. For this reason, we place huge emphasis on knowledge and expertise, which is very much valued by our clients and candidates. We are influenced by a commitment to long rather than short term partnerships.
This approach ensures sound business sense, allowing us to build a trusted working relationship from both clients and candidates. We are 100% privately owned ensuring that we can take a proper, long term view of business.


Durham Professional Services mission is to build, engage and provide access to unique pools of talent, forging long term partnerships with clients and candidates that add extra value.


At Durham Professional Services we aim to work with Integrity, Passion, Drive and Accountability. We place our faith in the strength of our strong relationships.