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Dan Unstead


Dan took the opportunity to join the family business back in 2006. Having witnessed the inception and rapid growth of Perfect Placement he was keen to bring his wealth of experience to the table. On joining the company he was tasked with establishing a new desk in virgin territory, South West London, Surrey and Hampshire. This quickly became one of our busiest and most vibrant desks, and remains so today, with 3 Area Managers and 4 Recruitment Executives handling the recruitment needs of the area.

In 2007 Dan was promoted to Regional Manager, with an in depth knowledge of our processes he played a key part in the expansion to our current team by recruiting and training new consultants along with support staff in order to fulfill the ultimate goal of becoming the UK's leading automotive recruitment consultancy. In 2009 Dan's role progressed further and he became a Divisional Manager, heading up a team of 7 Area Managers overseeing and refining our process further by developing new strategies to better serve our constantly expanding client and candidate base. Despite the difficult economic climate many were experiencing at this time it was evident that our service was more relevant than ever to our clients and whilst many operators in the Automotive Recruitment sector scaled back their operations, Dan ensured that further investment led to continual growth.

In 2010 Dan was appointed to his current role of Divisional Director working closely with his counterpart Alister Smith and reporting directly to the board. Dan's 'hands-on' management approach with his team has continued throughout and he looks after his department in an open plan office ensuring that our strict recruitment process is adhered to all times, whilst offering continuous support to the team. Driven by continual growth, 'Team Dan' as it is known, is made up of 4 Principal Consultants, 8 Area Managers, 14 Recruitment Executives and 3 Recruitment Support Executives.

The buzz of Team Dan in action is a pleasure to witness, full of passion and energy replicating the key ingredients from which Perfect Placement was born, although our primary objective of becoming the UK's Leading Automotive Recruitment Consultancy has been accomplished, Dan is adamant in his goal of further growth and consolidation with the Automotive Recruitment Arena.

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