About Us

Our Story

  1. 2003

  2. 2005

  3. 2007

  4. 2009

  5. 2014

  6. 2019

  • Perfect Placement UK Ltd was formed in October 2003 by Lisa and Glenn Unstead, a daughter and father-in-law team who originate from strong service-related backgrounds. Having identified that the other specialists in this field were failing to meet clients’ expectations; their shared goal was to provide a niche recruitment service to the Norfolk automotive sector. Following immediate success, the business enjoyed rapid growth across the East Anglian region and new consultants were recruited to the team with a strategy of eventually replicating the business model across the UK.

  • By early 2005 we’d moved into our first purpose-built premises which allowed further growth, and Perfect Placement quickly became the automatic choice for first-class motor trade recruitment across the southern regions of England. 

  • In 2007 we moved into a purpose built 4,000 sq/ft recruitment centre, creating our under-one-roof concept which proved popular with both clients and candidates alike and was fully aligned with our Directors’ philosophy of constantly delivering the highest possible levels of service. 

  • By 2009 this unique approach to automotive recruitment expanded to reach across all regions of the UK. Ongoing recruitment, constant specialist training and over £1M investment in the latest technology – plus a lot of hard work were ultimately successful. 

  • In 2014 we moved into an 11,500sq/ft building, this is now home to a team of over 60 highly-trained staff, comprising of 49 dedicated recruiters: Principal Recruitment Consultants, Senior Recruitment Consultants, Regional Recruitment Consultants and Recruitment Executives.

    Our team is bolstered annually by a new intake of Recruitment Executives with the introduction of the Perfect Placement Academy, all of whom are trained to be automotive recruitment specialists, this expert recruitment team is supported by proficient administrative staff, together with a team of hands-on Directors. 

  • Our belief in the winning formula of continual investment into the very best people and advanced technology remains as it was on day one; as does our desire to remain the number-one choice in UK automotive recruitment. We were the proud recipients of the Car Dealer Power Award 'Automotive Recruitment Agency of The Year' for the seventh year in a row.

    As we look at the years 2019 onwards, Perfect Placement will continue to adapt to market conditions, having already diversified to cover other automotive market sectors, whilst maintaining our position in the UK automotive sector as the leading Automotive Specialist Recruiter. From this position of domestic market leadership, Perfect Placement has led the way in recruiting for this most unique and challenging industry. 

    Please explore other areas of our site to see what more we can offer you, be you a candidate looking for work or a business looking to recruit.

    ‘Trust In Experience’.  #WeAreAutomotiveRecruitment 

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Our values dictate how we think, the way that we operate, and how we treat our clients and candidates.

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  • We firmly believe in acting ethically and this has contributed in a major way to the achievement of our unbeatable track-record. Every member of our team lives and breathes automotive recruitment! We are committed to providing only the best Automotive Recruitment Solutions.

  • We are truly committed to everything that we do – and expect others to be the same. We live and breathe automotive recruitment!As a member of the REC we are bound by their strict code of practice and live up to their highest standards, so you can be 100% certain you will receive an ethical and professional service. 

  • Our foresighted investment and belief in taking the leading-edge approach has set us ahead of the rest in the motor trade recruitment world.

  • We value and respect the diversity within the motor trade industry, and we take care to support your needs and ambitions on your automotive journey.

  • This is the underlying key to our success! We understand the motor trade jobs sector and the requirements of the automotive industry inside-out.

  • We care intensely about every part of the automotive recruitment process from beginning to end. That’s what brings our clients back to us time after time.

  • Facilitating your trust in our methods and our team, we aim to be transparent regarding your application/vacancy. We keep you updated every step of the way.


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We are always looking to meet with or speak with interesting and professional career minded people, so if you would like to see who we are currently looking for, view our current vacancies.


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