Our Recruitment Team

If you are interested in getting to know our automotive recruitment team you’ve certainly come to the right place. Below you will find a little info about each of our consultants, as well as the areas and divisions they specialise in. Let’s take a look…
 

Stuart Holt, PFM Director at the Holt Recruitment Group

Stuart Holt, PFM Director

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“I always wanted to work somewhere that was professional and hardworking, but where they still placed an emphasis on having fun at work; I couldn’t find one, so I built one.  I’m happy to say I genuinely think everyone that works for this company enjoys coming to work, and for me, that is what it is all about.

I still like to keep my hand in on the actual recruitment side of the business, the idea is to lead from the front but I have to admit the team are starting to beat me to the top of the league table.

I love to travel and having spent five years living and travelling in some very random places; from a Lion Sanctuary in Zimbabwe to the Snowy Mountains of New Zealand; I like to think I have so far made the most of life”.
 

Richard Haigh, Automotive Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Richard Haigh, Director of Automotive

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Specialist Locations: South of England and South Wales within HGV, Plant and Agriculture

“Golf and food that’s about it really! When I am not at Holt Automotive Recruitment (which is rare) I will be found either on the golf course or in the kitchen! I try hard to get a good life balance but sometimes it is a little difficult in our line of work.

I consider myself very focused, driven and a real team player if someone has a problem here I am generally the one they go to.  I truly care about Holt Recruitment as a company and all the clients that I have the pleasure of working with.

For me, it’s all about customer service !!”
 
 

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Helen Westhead, Operations Manager

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“I like to think I bring a bit of Cornish sparkle to the company and I am an optimistic person. I enjoy an organised operation and 9 times out of 10 I will remember the crucial (often random) piece of information that someone needs. Failing that, I’ll probably have a pretty looking excel spreadsheet that no one even knew about.

Joining Holt in it’s earlier days of 2011 I am considered one of the older members – in both time served and unfortunately age!  Despite this, I’ll always be amongst the last few standing on our nights out.”

 

 

Lauren Watts, Business Support Manager | Holt Recruitment Group, UK

Lauren Watts, Business Support Manager

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“Since joining Holt in September 2015 I feel like I have become part of the furniture. I started my journey at Holt as an Administrator, then moving onto Recruitment and then moved into a Managerial role which is a very exciting move for me. Having learnt various different aspects of the company, I feel I have a great overall knowledge of how Holt works as a whole.

I am never one to shy away from a Holt event and tend to be one of the last ones standing miraculously. I am a massive foodie and can be very easily persuaded when bad food comes into the office. I consider myself a very upbeat person and I like to think I am relied on by the team.

Feeling like a valued member of any team is very important to me and I definitely feel that here. I have had so many amazing adventures whilst working at Holt and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”

Bodyshop, Accident & Repair Recruitment Team

 

Piam Pishgoo, Automotive Bodyshop and Accident Repair Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Piam Pishgoo, Principal Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: Southern England

“Long story short, there is never a dull moment when I am in the office. I bring a certain originality, zest and diversity to our Bodyshop Division at Holt Automotive Recruitment.  I have earned a very good reputation in the Automotive Industry and I am extremely proud of the recommendations and testimonials I receive from my clients.

In my own time I let off some steam by boxing in the gym during the week but the weekends are for letting loose; eating out (the odd burger challenge) and enjoying a couple of cold ones with friends. I like living life to the max, I have travelled the world and experienced a lot, but deep down I love nothing more than spending time with my family.”

 

Peter O'Sullivan, Automotive Bodyshop and Accident Repair Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Peter O’Sullivan, Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: Midlands, Northern England, Wales and Scotland

“Where do I start, my nickname in the office is Dancing Pete; enough said!  It is a great office to work in, the people and banter are great. 

Away from work I love spending time with my children & partner, I also like watching football and having a good time!  Oh and I like to indulge in the occasional “Big Mac Challenge.”  I am looking forward to the next 12 months with Holt and the opportunities that this will bring.”
 

 

Sarah Piggott, Automotive Dealership and Retail Recruitment Resourcer | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Sarah Piggott, Specialist Resourcer

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“The Office Aussie! I came travelling in 2010 fell in love with the culture and decided to put down roots.

Still having a passion for adventure, I try to explore new parts of the world every year and expand my horizons.

My background is in Hospitality and Retail Management, however, I took the leap into Recruitment and haven’t looked back!

I really feel I have found my dream job as I love meeting new people and this role allows me to connect with amazing humans on a daily basis.”

 

Commercial Vehicle & Fleet Recruitment Team (inc Agriculature & Plant)

 

Ross Goode, Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Specialist Recruiter | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Ross Goode, Business Manager

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Specialist Locations: North Wales, Midlands and East Anglia

“Coming from a Sales Management background, I enjoy communicating with both customers and businesses and I am loving the rewards recruitment gives you.

In my spare time, I love spending it with my wife and 3 children – occasionally playing but mostly watching football – especially my team, Arsenal!

I have never enjoyed working for a company as much as I do in our recruitment team and look forward to my future with them!”

 

Kevin Pocock, Fleet Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Kevin Pocock, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: North Wales, Midlands and East Anglia

“I come from a production background and I am a trained baker. I love my time in the kitchen and I have recently moved down to Bournemouth to live by the sea and work for a well-established business that is still growing.

The future looks bright with a company that is Anything but Ordinary!!”
 

 

 

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Heather Ainsworth, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: South of England

“I have recently joined Holt after over 10 years in recruitment and I’m really enjoying it. The banter is top-notch and everyone is really friendly and supportive. It’s lovely to work for a company that looks after it’s employees, clients and candidates so well. Helping candidates get an amazing new job and helping clients fill tricky roles is what it’s all about for me.

In my spare time, you will most likely find me having a cheeky dance somewhere – I love music! I really enjoy cooking, and try to take as much advantage of all the coastal activities Bournemouth has to offer – beach walks, sea swims and scuba diving make me a very happy Heather – everyone loves an adventure, right?”
 
 

Jonathan Young, Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Specialist Recruiter | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Jonathan Young, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: North of England and Scotland

“Coming from a Business Development background, I enjoy communicating with both customers and businesses and I am loving the rewards recruitment gives me.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and 2 children – I enjoy doing anything active like snooker, football and the gym.”

 

 
 

Morgan Parsons, Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Recruitment Resourcer | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Morgan Parsons, Specialist Resourcer

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“Although only being in the country from January 2018, I found myself part of our recruitment team right away and still couldn’t think of going elsewhere. With so much determination to succeed and progress, I am blessed to have been able to progress from Administrator here to a Resource Specialist during this time.

With my (not so strong anymore) South African accent that my colleagues never let me forget and the big cultural difference here, I still reckon I bring some humorous comments to the office which at times can come across a bit blunt but I certainly mean no harm! Forever and always up for adventures and night outs though, I have some mad 4am skills.”

 
 

Masuma Jahan, Recruitment Resourcer | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Masuma Jahan, Specialist Resourcer

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“Although originally from Essex I am a third-year student at Bournemouth University, studying Business with Marketing. I am on my work placement year here at Holt. I absolutely love it here and I can’t wait to continue working with the team!

I found my place at Holt very quickly and the people are lovely – lots of memories to be made here!”

 

 

 

Dealership and Retail Recruitment Team

 

Scott Bailey, Automotive Dealership and Retail Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Scott Bailey, Business Manager

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Yorkshire, North East, Cumbria & Scotland

“I joined Holt Automotive Recruitment as a junior consultant when I was 21 years old, with absolutely no experience in recruitment at all.

I knew what I wanted to achieve, worked hard and put time into building relationships with my team and clients. Now, 4 years on I’m Business Manager for the Dealership & Sales department, managing a team of 5 people.

I’m having a great time and can honestly say I’m loving it, not just the job itself, but also the people and the Holt culture.”

 

Eric Duxbury, Automotive Dealership and Retail Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Eric Duxbury, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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West London and the South of England

“After leaving Bournemouth University I started my career recruiting in the Hospitality sector. After 3 years I took some time out to catch a plane to Japan, then back to Bournemouth this time to recruit within the Automotive Industry.

Both share their similarities being in the Service Sector and being hugely important to the UK Economy. Outside of work you’ll probably find me, at a gig, on a squash court, at the studio, or back in the office sourcing hard to fill jobs.”

 

 

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Michael Hallam, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: North London, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire

“I have worked in the Automotive Industry for the last four years in vehicle rental. Making friends and developing effective business relationships as part of everyday life, and something that is essential for my own job satisfaction.

It was by chance that I entered the world of recruitment and I am loving it at Holt Automotive Recruitment! The clear emphasis on providing impeccable service for clients and candidates really suits my passion. The office ‘buzz’ is second to none, and it feels good to work for a company that truly respects and values its employees.”
 

 

Joe Hampton, Automotive Dealership and Retail Recruitment Specialist | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Joe Hampton, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: East Anglia, East London and the South East of England

“At the tender age of 32, I have spent over 15 years in the automotive industry – Starting out as an apprentice straight from school I learnt my trade working on Italian cars. And at the blink of an eye (and 15 years later) I had progressed within the industry up to Service Manager for a 4 franchise dealership in the South of England.

I now find myself working for a fantastic company, providing the best possible advice and service to my clients and candidates using my 1st hand experience.”
 

 

Jade Chandler, Automotive Dealership and Retail Recruitment Resourcer | Holt Automotive Recruitment, UK

Jade Chandler, Associate Recruitment Consultant

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Yorkshire, North East, Cumbria & Scotland

“I have recently moved down from Birmingham to the lovely sunny Bournemouth and I am loving it!
I am a fairly new recruit here at Holt and I honestly believe I now work for the perfect company both the job and the company culture here is brilliant! Even when my colleagues mimic my brummie accent!

I like to live life to the full I love going on holidays, exploring new places I am always up for adventures and nights out!

I have been welcomed into the Holt family and I know I have a huge support network around me to be able to succeed and reach my potential! Therefore, I am so excited to see what the future here at Holt Recruitment holds for me as I am just starting my recruitment journey!”
 

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Charlotte Crawford, Specialist Recruitment Consultant

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Specialist Locations: Midlands and Wales

“After selling cars for nearly 4 years in Birmingham I fancied a change and so earlier this year I relocated to sunny Bournemouth!

I still wanted to be linked to the motor industry here in the South and this led me to become a Recruitment Consultant here at Holt Automotive.

Although I am new to recruitment I am loving working here and already feel like I am part of the family. It’s a work hard/play hard environment and there’s certainly never a dull moment!”