Why Employers Choose Copeland

Trusted, Quality, Expert automotive industry recruitment.

Copeland Automotive Recruitment are UK automotive industry recruiters. We help enhance your business performance – finding you industry expert candidates. Our process reduces hiring times by focusing on quality over quantity.  

Our specialism is recruiting mid to senior level sales, marketing and operations roles covering 5 business areas:

Our Recruitment Process

Offering an executive search service, we follow a detailed recruitment process. This involves pro-actively identifying and attracting the best candidates. Following this we ensure they are a strong match in terms of skills, experience & values.

Our process has 21 stages which ensures that our clients and candidates are fully supported every step of the way.

Firstly of all we take a detailed job brief from you. This ensures we really understand your vacancy, your business and your culture. Secondly we use our vast network of contacts to identify the best fitting people to your vacancy. Then we sell your job to them. Next we start our screening and interviewing process. This makes sure there is an ideal fit. Finally, once this is completed we send you our chosen candidates.

Selecting the right candidates is just the start. Next we manage interview arrangements. Then we fully brief and prepare our candidates. We also advise employers on interview techniques and how to manage candidates. Once you have found your perfect candidate we then help you secure them. We advise on the job offer process so that you fill your vacancy.

Take a look at our case studies to see how Copeland Automotive Recruitment helps automotive businesses.

…You send us applications that have been carefully vetted and screened and the candidates that we see are always of very good level

Carla Henson, HR Business Partner, Toyota GB

  • 90%


    Over 90% of our clients return with repeat business. This demonstrates the trust our clients put in us. It therefore means you will have peace of mind. You can trust us to manage your recruitment effectively. Your time will thus be freed up to focus on your business.

  • 100%


    We guarantee 100% of our candidates will have been fully screened and interviewed. You will therefore only receive people who fit your vacancy. This will save you time and reduce your time to hire.

  • 20 years

    Industry Experts

    Julia Pennington has 20 years’ experience recruiting for the automotive industry. This means we are experts in our market. As a result we are able to access and identify the best talent. We can also accurately advise on market conditions and  remuneration.

  • 18,500


    We have over 18,500 automotive industry connections. This gives you access to the widest choice of automotive candidates. It also means you will quickly receive CVs of the best people who may be not on the market.

  • 6 mths

    6 Month Guarantees

    We offer a 6 month guarantee period* which is twice the industry average. This means you can have complete peace of mind. You’ll have time to ensure your new employee is demonstrating their worth.

    *terms & conditions apply

Case Studies

Learn how Copeland work in partnership with automotive businesses helping them find the best people – saving them time and money.

Toyota GB

Carla Henson, Senior Manager, HR

Head office and field based roles covering Sales, Marketing, Fleet, Network Development. Numerous projects.


Stuart Baillie, Operations Director

Fleet Planning Manager and Fleet Service & Maintenance Manager


Richard Evans, Head of Business Development

Key Account Manager with automotive industry experience and a track record developing complex customer accounts with multiple stakeholders.

Genesis Motor UK

Richard Shortridge, Corporate & Remarketing Manager

A range of commercial roles covering Sales, Remarketing, Fleet & Product Management.

Grey London

Kat McKinney, Business Director

Ongoing support over a number of years for Field Based Retailer Marketing Consultants the Volvo Car UK team.


Chris Mason, CEO

Senior Manager with technical background and able to move to a thought leadership role within international membership community.

Winchester Motor Group

Chris Banks, Group Sales Manager

Group Marketing Manager for multi-site automotive retail operation.

Scania GB

Paul Smith, Marketing Director

Regional Campaign Executive – a field-based role working with dealers on marketing needing an automotive dealer marketing expert.

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

Andy Gawthorpe, Regional Director – UK & Europe

National Aftersales Manager for the UK needing a combination of dealer and OEM experience.

We Are Acuity

Mike Darvill, Client Partner

Multiple account handler roles working on automotive manufacturer retail marketing accounts.

Marketing Delivery

Jeremy Evans, Chief Executive

Multiple field-based account management roles managing automotive dealer accounts.

Dometic UK Ltd

Sophie Quere, Territory Manager UK & Ireland

Urgent requirement for business development manager with automotive industry experience.

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Get in touch today to learn more about our services or discuss your recruitment project: [email protected]   •   07973 286342

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