About us

At Optima we pride ourselves in being authentic, providing exceptional service, always seeking to add value and ultimately make a lasting difference!

Our proven pedigree and specialist divisions give Optima a successful platform to offer a professional and tailored service for both Recruitment and Business Consultancy. We are focused on building long-lasting relationships with our clients and partners that bring added value service and meaningful results. We go the extra mile to understand the challenges and the strategic vision at the heart of all the businesses we work with.

Our Roots

  • Established in 2012 we are independently owned.
  • Our Directors have high-level business and recruitment expertise.
  • Grown to a team of over 30 in six years and still growing.
  • 80+ years of combined industry expertise.
  • 80+ years of combined recruitment expertise.


Our recruitment business spans a wide range of sectors and roles from blue collar to senior executive. Our Recruitment Consultants have in-depth experience in their specialist sectors, expertise ranging from mid-senior level candidates. We source the best talent both nationally and internationally and have experience recruiting for positions not only across the whole of the UK, but also across Europe, Asia and EMEA.

Optima was borne out of a will to change the face of recruitment by employing industry and sector experts.

Today our business comprises five key business units…


Our service and expertise doesn’t just stop at recruitment.  If you are looking to grow or sell your business and want assistance from Optima provides a range of high-impact training and mentoring experiences that help your employees to hone their skills, improve their productivity and develop their true potential. With the pace of this corporate change accelerating, it is critical for businesses to build a resilient, adaptable workforce, appropriately equipped to maintain optimum performance. All our training and mentoring consultants are experts in their field, with experience of many different roles, business areas and disciplines. From in-house training and distance learning, to developing course material and one-to-one business coaching over the phone, we’ll find a training package that works best for you and your staff.


Our service and expertise doesn’t just stop at recruitment.  If you are looking to grow or sell your business and want assistance from Senior Business leaders who have years of successful business acquisition, growth and sales behind us, we have a deep understanding of what it takes to grow and/or exit profitably.  Our SME vendor sale network has increased due to our unique and trusted commercial partnerships, role model experiences and track record in the M&A market.  Our business is twofold. 1. business growth and positioning for exit and ii) business sale and marketing through to deal origination, execution and successful transaction.  Our business advisors and coaches are business owner experts who have made the journey to success through buying, building and selling their own businesses, they know the real challenges you face day-in and day-out.

Our teams

Our Optima teams are a blend of recruitment professionals, industry experts and technical graduates.

Our industry experts have executive experience and business insight from a variety of industries.

Our dedicated Business Units have in-depth knowledge and insight into their specialist business sectors.

Why Choose Optima?

We are a multi-faceted company providing expert advice and support focused on people, career and business development.

We provide a partnership approach to recruitment, supporting clients business needs and the needs of our candidates, working to find the perfect match.

We work consultatively and work to build long-lasting relationships based on our clear understanding of client and candidate requirements.