Solutions Driven

We are innovative.
We are experienced.
We are leaders.
We are Solutions Driven.

We are innovative. We are experienced. We are leaders.
We are Solutions Driven.

Solutions Driven was founded in 1998 by Walter G. Speirs. It all started with seven people, and today we’ve grown to a company of over 70 based in Glasgow, Scotland.

You might be surprised to know that even with a team of over 70, we’re represented by nine different countries including India, Austria, USA, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.

And with such a diverse group of people, from so many different countries, we like to think we bring a unique approach to how we work with clients and engage with candidates across the globe.


and going strong

2023 is our 25th year in business – yet we’re just getting started. We’re really excited to share Recruitment Process Intelligence™ with the world and to launch our embedded offering.


Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have earned repeat business from 89% of our clients, big and small.

Whether that’s in the traditional sectors of manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, or in recent years, tech fields such as AI and Machine Learning. Our team loves taking on a wide range of challenges.

We decided to write a book

We’re big believers in keeping things simple here. We use structured processes, data and intelligence, all backed by our amazing team of people of course, to deliver recruitment results for our clients and candidates.

Our clients love our processes. We hear it time and time again. It’s why we have a 97% hire right, first time success rate.

So why not write a book about it? Well, we did.


Investing in what will always be important

Jeff Bezos, founder of, once said “Find the things that won’t change in your business and invest heavily in those things”. He went on to say, “For, 10 years from now, people aren’t going to say…“I wish Amazon was slower…or… I wish Amazon had a worse selection…so we invest heavily in those things.”

We love that quote. Why? Because 10 years from now, no client is ever going to say to us “I wish Solutions Driven would find us the 3rd best candidate” or “I wish Solutions Driven would take longer to find us candidates”.

We choose to invest our time, energy and money in the areas that make a real impact on our clients and candidates. We stay focused on what matters.


A Great Place for Great People to do Great Work

We spend more time with colleagues than we do with our families and friends, so we believe it’s crucial to have as much fun as possible while we’re here.

We’ve been honing our internal culture for two decades, and if staff surveys are anything to go by, we must be doing something right. As well as an impressive Glassdoor score, we’ve got charity events, days away for top performing teams, company nights out, flexible working, games rooms and break out areas, an indoor garden, complimentary fresh fruit… there’s no place quite like SD.

Our Behaviours

Live and breathe the customer

Commercial integrity

Future focused

Grasp the thistle

The team factor

A big part of why SD is a great place to be is because we put so much emphasis on our SD Behaviours. These principles inform everything from the way we treat our colleagues, to how we conduct our business, to the attitude we want to see every day.

That said, we value individuals as much as we do teamwork, which is why our deep emotional and behavioural intelligence assessments are used to ensure that every hire we make will add a new voice and way of thinking to our teams. We’re not an office of clones, but our collaboration is second to none.

Always here for you

If you have a general questions for us, just send us an email to

We love sharing our ideas on all thing’s recruitment. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about Solutions Driven, or to see if we can help with your current or future recruitment plans, you can drop us an email to

You never know, we might have that one breakthrough idea, or help you find that candidate that changes the direction of your company forever.

And if you prefer to listen from a distance, you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

We truly hope you enjoy your visit to Solutions Driven. Thanks for coming.