ASA - Our Story


Our recruitment business was founded in the 1970s originally focussing on the Accountancy and Finance sectors. ASA has grown and evolved with the changing UK and global employment market. Today we are a leading provider of high calibre Candidates to a very wide range of businesses across a diverse range of sectors. This includes providing outsourced staff on demand to sectors where matching excellent reliable staffing to fluctuating demand is the key to careful cost control.

Iain Moir Managing Director, ASA

Iain has successfully led and built ASA Recruitment to be one of the leading Consultancies in the business today. In a career spanning nearly 30 years Iain has built a deep knowledge of the employment market and the needs of Clients. He provides rich experience across permanent, executive search, contract, and temporary staffing recruitment. Iain has shaped ASA to be a highly responsive organisation working to the highest professional standards.

Iain has numerous outside interests, with a particular passion for sailing and skiing.

Paul Donaldson Finance Director, ASA

As Finance Director Paul leads the financial management of ASA and helps shape the business strategy. A qualified Chartered Accountant Paul has developed ASA’s financial management systems and processes for over 10 years. Prior to which he was Associate Director at Search Recruitment for 13 years, having begun his professional career as an Auditor at Ernst & Young. Colleagues draw on Paul’s knowledge of recruitment across Accountancy and Finance to support our Clients. In his spare time Paul enjoys cycling and golf.


In 2003 there was a management buyout of the firm led by the current Managing Director, Iain Moir.

In the succeeding period under the refreshed leadership a sizeable team has delivered on the vision to diversify and build a broader based recruitment business. This has been built on industry expertise and good processes allowing us to create a healthy diverse business.


Sustaining continued business growth requires leadership that continually adapts to Client and Candidate needs. Today the business continues to be led by Iain Moir, along with Finance Director Paul Donaldson. The team provides contract / agency staff to businesses every week, in addition to helping hundreds of businesses secure new talented permanent employees. Offices can be found in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy but we operate both nationally and internationally.

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