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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.
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.
Engineering Recruitment Consultant
Questions You Should Ask During the Hiring Process
14.12.2023
As a candidate, you should aim to find out as much as you can about a job, and this goes beyond simply asking what your day to day would be like. It means finding out about everything from company culture and the onboarding process to the possible opportunities for career development.
How Hiring Managers Can Make Their Recruitment Process More Equitable and Inclusive?
07.12.2023
Recruitment can sometimes be prone to bias, leading to a non-inclusive strategy. Did you know that men are twice as likely to get hired, regardless of the hiring manager's gender? This blog explores how recruiters and hiring managers can make their interview and assessment process as well as their candidate attraction strategy more equitable and inclusive.
DIY Recruitment: A Guide to Running Effective Referral Campaigns and Utilising Your Network
30.11.2023
With cost reduction a key theme amongst UK businesses many are turning to innovative and cost-effective methods to find the right talent. DIY recruitment, or Do-It-Yourself recruitment, is gaining popularity as businesses seek to take matters into their own hands. In this article, we will explore two powerful strategies to help companies recruit themselves: running effective referral campaigns and utilising their networks for headhunting.
How to Ensure Your Video Interviewing is Up to Scratch
23.11.2023
The way we work and conduct business has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, especially when it comes to recruiting. The traditional methods of recruiting - which largely focused on meeting candidates in person, and asking questions face to face - are no longer the only option.
How to Sell your Business Through a Good Job Description to Attract the Best Talent?
16.11.2023
Suppose you’re a hiring manager looking to recruit successfully, in that case, it is important to understand that the key to initially attracting the best candidates is to write a powerful job description that sells the organisation to the candidate; this is key to getting the best talent to apply for the role. This blog will explore how to write successful job descriptions that attract talented candidates.
Flexi-Time: A Winning Solution for Attracting Manufacturing and Engineering Talent
02.11.2023
The manufacturing and engineering industries have long been the backbone of the global economy, producing the products and innovations that drive progress. Yet, attracting and retaining top talent in these sectors has never been more challenging. However, there's a flexible alternative that can make your job offerings stand out in a competitive job market: Flexi-Time.

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