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Welcome to Brightway!

It all started in Helsinki in 1978 and continues into today. Have a look around the page to get to know us better. If you would like to know more about us after browsing the page, contact us and we will tell you more!

Warm & professional
At Brightway we value the human touch and we are all about quality and sustainable connections with candidates and companies, to create the optimal win-win-win situations.
Nordic roots & values
Since our establishment, our dealings with our clients, candidates and staff have been guided by the principles of consensus, fairness and decency. An equal opportunities employer, our watchwords are integrity and transparency. Here at Brightway, we celebrate diversity and believe that, far from keeping us apart, the differences between us only make us stronger as a collective. Our mission is to attract and develop the best talents and to help them achieve their recruitment objectives. We comply with all applicable regulations and directives in our industry and are proud to be the standard bearers for Nordic roots and values in Europe.


1978. Argentina wins the World Cup in football. The Volkswagen Beetle stops production. The foundation of our company is laid down in Helsinki, Finland. At Brightway we are very proud over a long and successful history in the field of recruitment, working as a daily reminder in our ambition to deliver a boutique HR service adhering to the highest standards and ethics.


Ph.D Jaakko Lehto, one of the first headhunters in Europe, founded recruitment company Jaakko Lehto Konsulttitoimisto Oy in Helsinki.


Independent recruitment company Glasford International Estonia OÜ was established.


A chain of recruitment companies called Glasford International was established. It was originally represented in five European countries.


Jaakkos son, Ilkka Lehto, becomes chief executive officer of Glasford International Estonia.


Finland’s largest and oldest consulting company, Jaakko Lehto Konsulttitoimisto Oy, expanded their activities for the first time to Estonia.


Brightway is founded by Ilkka Lehto to deal with requests for temporary staffing, recruitment and HR services. Running alongside Glasford, we boast broad knowledge covering the whole HR spectrum.


Brightway enters the Polish market and opens its first office in Warsaw.


Brightway strengthens its Baltic presence opening an office in Riga, Latvia.