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Celebrating 18 Years of Automotive Recruitment

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Today, we celebrate 18 years since Perfect Placement UK Ltd was founded by Lisa and Glenn Unstead.

18 years ago, the world was a completely different place. Mobile phones were really just a device to call and text on, social media didn’t really exist (sorry Tom & Myspace!) and accessing the internet without that painful dial-up tone that accompanied it was still a rarity… for a lot of us here at Perfect Placement, it seems mind-boggling that our company saw the immediate success it did.

Jobs were advertised in Newspapers, CVs were posted or faxed and the database was an excel spreadsheet and filing cabinet… fast forward 18 years and we post our adverts at a click of a button to over 23 different job boards, CVs are with us instantly and we have a top CRM that does everything we could possibly imagine (and then some more!)

We have been fortunate to enjoy 18 years of growth and success, and despite some hurdles along the way (think 2007 recession and of course the last 18months), we have never been in a better position to assist with the Automotive Recruitment needs of the UK and beyond. In fact, we have never had more Motor Trade Jobs advertised than we do right now. 

Our Managing Director, Paul, says “They say time flies when you are having fun. It certainly does not seem like 18 years ago, my wife Lisa came up with the idea of creating a specific automotive recruitment agency to serve Norfolk and the southeast, along with my dad Glenn who shared her passion, so they set about founding Perfect Placement UK Ltd. They worked very hard to get their ideas and Perfect Placement off the ground. Their dreams and visions quickly turned into a business that started to produce outstanding results with lots of hard work and ridiculously long hours. Around 18 months later, it became successful enough to employ its first employee, with Alister and Dan  joining shortly after. They too have both been instrumental to the growth and success that has made Perfect Placement an award-winning market leader. Perfect Placement today is full of Amazing People, and we certainly would not be as good as we are without everything that you bring to the business daily. Thank you all.”

As we look to the future, we are hopeful that this time next week we will have been crowned Automotive Recruitment Agency of the Year  for the ninth year running, that would definitely be the icing on the cake for our 18th year celebrations. We also are more than certain that we can continue to offer only the best Automotive Recruitment Service to everyone that requires our assistance. In terms of future growth and success – we have successfully started up an engineering division and will continue to look at ways how our knowledge and skills can benefit other industries in the UK.

As we turn Eighteen, we say a big Thank You.  Thank you to those in the Motor Trade who trust in the service we offer and rely on us to help them recruit new employees  , Thank You to those who rely on us to find them their dream new job.

Of course, a big Thank You to everyone who has been part of our journey so far at Perfect Placement, from our Managing Recruitment Consultants, our Regional Recruitment Consultants, Recruitment Executives and our Recruitment Support Team – without you guys we would not be where we are today.

Now, we think we should do what all 18 years old do and spend the rest of the day in the pub as we legally can now. (We wish!)