Our heritage

Truly local, proudly Nordic

When Glasford International Estonia was founded by Jaakko Lehto & his son Ilkka Lehto in 2005, Jaakko was already a well know entrepreneur in the field of executive search in Helsinki, Finland, having built his own agency from scratch in 1978 to success. Fast forward to 2014 and a need to surrender to demand led to the birth of Brightway. Founded by Ilkka Lehto, Brightway works closely together with our sister company Glasford.

Brightway is founded

A surrender to demand

Instead of turning down requests for staffing and consultant assignments not fit for an executive search company, Brightway was founded in 2014 to be able to continue providing a service built on Nordic ethics and values and carry over the long history of high quality service from the executive roots to staffing.

Brightway today

Connects the Nordics with Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw

Is run by a Scandinavian management team that today serves mainly Nordic but also international companies in the Baltic region and Poland. With strong Nordic values and strong local knowledge, we serve our clients that put equal emphasis on human values and business ethics.

Brightway tomorrow

Staying innovative in the future of work

Having fun with ideas for improvements at work is a big part of our culture. No idea is too small or too wild to be entertained. Be it with Virtual Reality, other improvements provided by tech or constantly refreshing how we work to guarantee or clients and candidates the best service and experience. Being innovative is a mindset and Brightway of tomorrow will be the leaders of crafting a future together with the workplaces of tomorrow.


Our story in pictures

What better way to show off, not only your brand, but your historical timeline with photos on Instagram. Visit our Insta-gallery here and follow us for new updates and moments.

Our story in pictures