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We are celebrating 20 years here in Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment this week and since inception in 1999 we have come a long way. Not only have we established ourselves as a leading provider of staffing solutions to the Science sector, we are proud of the fact that we have had repeat business from every client we have worked with since the beginning.

Due to the 20 year milestone we’ve been thinking back to the work we’ve carried out over the years. Our partnership approach means that we not only understand our Client’s needs, but also those of our Candidates and we have built strong relationships with both over time. Our Consultants are instrumental to our business and we feel our success stems from the in-depth knowledge we have both in recruitment and within the Science, Clinical Research and Healthcare sectors.


We’ve asked some of our team to give their thoughts on how they have found their time working with Thornshaw and any changes the might have experienced; see our thoughts below:


“I am proud to celebrate 20 years of working in Thornshaw Scientific, this marks an important milestone for Thornshaw as we look back at the accomplishments, the challenges, the changes and the fun over the last 20 years.    it has been a great journey working in an industry where no two days are ever the same!   I am proud to work with a great team of people and that includes the team in Thornshaw who are fantastic, our colleagues in CPL, our clients and our candidates. It is all about the people and all of these people together are what makes Thornshaw a success.

A warm thank you to my team, colleagues, candidates and clients – we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.

Do what makes you happy, be resilient, be confident and have fun along the way!”

– Tina Dunne, Director & Co Founder  


“Technology has brought so many changes over the past 20 years. In 1999 we received CVs by post and sometimes used the fax machine for CV submissions. These have been good changes that have brought efficiencies in how we do business….but what stands out more over the years are the loyal Clients and Candidates that we have worked with and of course the great people we have been so lucky to have join the Thornshaw team. Thank-you for being there for us along the way.”

– Deirdre Bolger, Director & Co Founder


“Having commenced in Thornshaw over 13 years ago, I have seen many changes in the market. As Thornshaw is so niche, it has been great to work with many of the same clients and candidates over my time here. To have clients and candidates coming back to work with us time and time again is a fantastic feeling, and I have developed many strong relationships as a result.”

– Linda Dunne, Senior Recruitment Consultant


“I have been in Thornshaw for about two months and I have loved every moment of it. I received a great welcome and training from all my colleagues. We work in such a niche market and it’s fantastic to get to know different industries like the pharmaceutical and medical devices. Every day I get the opportunity to learn and meet new people which I love. I can’t wait to continue my recruitment career with Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment.”

– Zoe Hamilton, Recruitment Consultant


“Having started my Recruitment career with Thornshaw 2 years ago I didn’t know what to expect going into it! Coming from a Chemistry background I enjoyed science but didn’t want to go down the lab route. Working with Thornshaw has given me an opportunity to utilise my science knowledge and combine it with customer service which I really enjoy. They have given me an opportunity to use my science understanding in a way I wouldn’t have ever considered before and this has stood to me when building strong relationships with both Clients and Candidates. These relationships have been particularly important what with the extremely competitive candidate market we currently have in Ireland.”

– Nicola Dunphy, Recruitment Consultant


Here’s to continued success in the future!

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