About Us

Balfour Wilson Recruitment Specialists Ltd

Relationship Building

We get to know you and understand what you want and then work with you to ensure this goal is achieved.

Personalised Service

We guarantee that you will only ever liaise with one of the two Directors.


Guaranteed to match, if not beat your current recruiters' rates.

Place Your Recruitment Under Our Wing

Balfour Wilson Recruitment are multi-award winning specialists in sourcing high calibre professionals within the public and private sectors for both your permanent and temporary vacancies within the UK.  Being a boutique agency, means that you can rest assured that one of our irrepressible partners, Caley Balfour or Moira Wilson, will work exclusively on helping you to achieve your goal.

We appreciate that recruitment can be challenging, and it is our goal to make it is as hassle-free as possible for you. We will always conduct in depth research on your recruitment prerequisites, whether that be as a client or a candidate. It is our aim to provide an outstanding and personalised service that makes us your preferred supplier in the recruitment industry.

With over 40 years of Recruitment, Sales and HR experience gained within the public and private sectors, Caley and Moira have assisted in excess of 2000 candidates in securing employment in their preferred field, and therefore are perfectly placed to take your recruitment under their wing.

Recruitment Director

Caley Balfour

I started my career in the world of recruitment in Edinburgh in 2004.  Working with various well known and established recruitment agencies, I quickly learnt the recruitment process from start to finish.  I focused specifically on recruitment for the Civil & Structural Engineering sector and found great success with this working with a number of high end clients.  After many years in recruitment, I was offered an opportunity to move to the Scottish Borders and take up employment with a private welfare to work programme provider and assist the unemployed into employment.  Being the absolute opposite to what I had done before I embraced this new challenge.  This is also where I met Moira.  After working together for six and a half years we had literally done such a great job that we made ourselves redundant.  Fast forward a train journey, too many G&T’s, a very passionate conversation about recruitments trends and the demand for an experienced, reliable and trustworthy recruitment provider and Balfour Wilson Recruitment was born.

When I’m not working in the office, you will either catch me jogging (slowly) around the Borders, walking the dogs or exploring around Scotland in my Tentbox.

Recruitment Director

Moira Wilson

I started my working career with Royal Mail where I worked for 13 years. During this time, I undertook a number of exciting and challenging roles that allowed me to develop both professionally and personally, living in various parts of the UK from Edinburgh to Belfast, Glasgow to Milton Keynes. I met my business partner Caley Balfour whilst working for a Welfare to Work organisation based in the Scottish Borders. Due to our success in this role, made ourselves redundant at the end of May 2017. During this time, I was very privileged to work with a wide array of businesses based throughout the region and developed a number of very strong working relationships. Having identified a gap in the market, Balfour Wilson Recruitment Specialists Ltd was born.

As a working mother, I relish every moment I get to spend with my family. I am keen runner (although not very fast) and have completed a number of half marathons. I ventured into the world of dog showing in 2019, achieving my life-long dream of attending Crufts in 2020!

Why the hummingbird?

The Hummingbird

Hummingbirds flap their wings 70 times per second, meaning that they work tirelessly to achieve their goal – just like us!

Hummingbird are the only birds that can fly backwards, forwards, sideways, up and down, which shows our versatility and flexibility to your recruitment needs and requirements.

Finally…..Hummingbirds must consume half of their body weight in sugar daily. So, feel free to pop round, as there will always be cake and biscuits on offer!