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About Us

Meet the Team

It's always great to put a face to a name, so find out more about our team by following the link below.

Why join us?

Joining us not only gives you a clear and transparent pathway to help you get where you want to be, you'll be rewarded for your performances and be a part of a team that regularly get together for social events and lunches. Oh, not to mention you can work when and where you want.


Our values are different, they are not your standard one-word general values. There is a reason for this, we wanted our values to mean something internally and externally and be things we hold dear when dealing with customers and hiring internally.

Our Career Roadmap

Could you be our next star performer?

Do you want the follow our roadmap and get yourself to where you want to be?

We’re always keen to speak with people who aspire to become an important part of Optima’s journey. If you would like to know more about us and what we can offer you, please fill in the details below and Danielle will be in touch.

Our Journey

Optima was founded by Kyle Davies in January 2018. With 8 successful years (At the time) in the Recruitment, he saw a lot of things in the industry that he didn’t agree with and decided it was time to start afresh and started his own business.

Our Partners

At the start of the Optima journey, we felt it was important for us to give back to the community. 

3 Strategies to Boost New Employee Retention
Having to re-hire employees repeatedly in such short periods of time can not only be costly for your organisation but time-consuming as well. This blog explores three useful strategies which may help increase your employee retention for new hires, which you may not have considered.
Diversity and Inclusion in Manufacturing and Engineering: Driving Innovation
If you’re in any doubt about the benefits of diversity and inclusion, read on. According to a recent Deloitte review, a diverse and inclusive culture gives you: 2x the probability of exceeding your financial targets 3x the probability of high performance 6x the probability of innovation and agility 8x the probability of better business outcomes
Navigating the Skills Gap: Overcoming Hiring Challenges in Manufacturing
Employers in the manufacturing industry and other industrial settings are facing a significant challenge in finding skilled labour to meet current workplace demands. The skills gap is widening as technology evolves, and the skills needed in modern work environments are changing. This article explores 3 key strategies to overcome the skills gap by focusing on employees' needs and expectations.
Quality Management in Manufacturing: A Guide to Ensuring Excellence
Quality is a critical factor in the manufacturing industry as it has far-reaching impacts on various aspects of a business. Beyond simply meeting product specifications, quality influences the overall reputation of a company, customer satisfaction levels, operational efficiency, and ultimately, profitability.
Why Employee Value Proposition is Vital When You're Hiring Manufacturing Talent
It’s hugely important to attract impressive employees in the world of manufacturing, and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) can have a significant impact on your chances of securing top talent.
Here's How Manufacturers Can Improve Employee Onboarding
There is no denying the importance of employee onboarding, but there are bound to be ways that you can improve things. Onboarding is vital in manufacturing, as it ensures that employees understand complex tasks, operations, procedures and how to do things efficiently.

My Testimonial

We approached Optima during our search for technical roles within the business, Kyle and the team were great in helping us shape our needs and hone in on the type of person we actually needed, rather than just what the job description had in its text.
From the outset, Optima presented us with candidates that really did not need shortlisting by ourselves, and the shortened our process significantly. Optima remained in contact with the candidates and us to ensure that any issues were managed, and that initial telephone interviews were conducted at pace, so we could down select.
Helping the candidates prepare for interview by giving them the “story” of our roles, meant that interviewees were well prepared before face to face interviews, and understood not only the current task, but the direction we wanted to go in the future, which ensured our side of the process was easy to conduct.
Post recruitment by managing candidate contact, Optima ensured we worked with candidates through to joining us, preparing them for smooth onboarding and reducing the time it took to get to know the business.
Ops Manager @ AE Aerospace
About Kyle Davies
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan for a contract position I worked through Optima. The process was easy, well communicated, and easy flowing. I would highly recommend Optima; their professional but friendly way of work is second to none!
Jamie W, Mechanical Design Contractor
About Ryan Lockett
Absolutely excellent! Initial call was with Kyle (he placed me in my previous role) Dani was just starting with Optima. Dani and I had a detailed review of what I had done, my experience and what I wanted! A Quality Manager role In Blackpool Great wage (no travel) Can go to gym in morning before work (but still won’t) Spot on all the way! Thanks Team Optima!!
Diane H, Quality Manager
About Dani Montgomery
In a competitive market, Recruitment Consultants need to stand out from the crowd, more so now than before COVID-19. The days of promising the earth but then disappearing the get the next quick win are gone for now and a more long term, considerate and personal service is required. After all, it’s the candidates that actually earn the fees and support the brands reputation. For me, Optima Consultancy Services, Grace in particular, has done just that. Grace communicates with me pro-actively, whether good, bad or indeed no news. Grace is always cheerful, trustworthy and insightful into market conditions. I look forward to success with Optima Consultancy Services and continuing this relationship for many years to come.
Nigel B, Business Executive
For Grace Brewer