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. Having been a Director of the Engineering Division at his previous company, he continued this work with Optima as we began to make placements and build relationships in the Engineering sector.
The first office used by Optima was a small, miserable looking one, on the outskirts of Rochdale. Thankfully, our success meant that this was addressed quickly, as at the end of 2018, Optima moved premises and found an all-purpose office closer to the centre of Rochdale which allowed the team to grow further, with space for breakout. In 2019, the headcount grew and processes within the business improved, all whilst maintaining the good success experienced in 2018 and made sure that Optima was here to stay. Optima also partnered with the Northern Powerhouse, which is a bid to get all the great minds in Business together in the North to share ideas and expertise.
At the end of 2019, we were New Business of the Year Runners Up at the Rochdale Business Awards, this was a proud night for us as we were one of the youngest businesses at the lucritive event at the Rochdale Town Hall.
Then, 2020, a strange year for everyone across the World, Optima adapted and used the time to strenghten the business. We set up a better, more personal set of values:
- People First
- Don’t assume, find out
- What we do, we do well
- Forever evolving