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Meet the team

It's always nice to put a face to the name/voice at the other end of the phone. Find out more about the people you'll be dealing with below.

Managing Director
Kyle is Optima's Founder and Managing Director.
Head of Operations
Ryan focuses on contractors in the Quality market.
Talent Consultant
Grace focuses on the Continuous Improvement market....
Talent Consultant
Eloisa focuses on the Control Systems market in the North West and aims to partner with the best candidates and businesses out there.
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A lot has changed in the UK recruitment market in recent years, and the market is now candidate-driven. Candidates have the freedom and luxury to be selective about the type of jobs they apply for, which can make it difficult for businesses to attract the right kind of people. Candidates are finding work easily and they are waiting around for their perfect role, so standing out as an impressive hiring company is vital....
The Advantages of Lean Manufacturing for Sustainable Processes
Lean manufacturing is driving sustainability initiatives through a variety of approaches and practices that aim to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and optimise their workforce skills.
Building an Effective Employee Benefits Package: Attract and Retain Top Talent
Creating an attractive benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining top talent within any organisation, especially in today's candidate-led market.
Supply Chain - The Evolution of Employee Retention
Naomi discussed Supply Chain and the evolution of employee retention.
1 month in, 1 month out – my Recruitment Apprenticeship journey
Grace tells us why taking the apprenticeship route is a good one, and why Optima was a great place to start!
The 4 day working week
Ryan talks us through the reasons behind the 4 day week and how it has benefitted Optima so far.

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