Your Automotive Recruitment Partner.

Here at Priority Recruitment, automotive industry knowledge and recruiting expertise is everything.

Here at Priority Recruitment, Industry knowledge and Recruiting expertise is everything.  Priority Recruitment are establishing themselves as one of the UK’s leading Automotive Recruitment partners, teaming up with some of the UK’s leading brands to recruit fitters, electricians; anything up to Engineering Directors, Workshop Managers, Car Sales Executives and everything in between.

We also work with many Global and National Franchise partners within these markets, supporting the growth of their business.

Our team possess a wealth of experience coming from industry and are able to apply their knowledge and skills in sourcing only the best talent for your business.

We get to know our candidates.

We do not bombard you with candidates CV’s, we carefully select only the best candidates from our shortlist through a thorough interview process and really getting to the bottom of our candidates achievements and performance as well as profiling in terms of personality, hobbies and interests.

Who to talk to…


Anders Christiansen

Managing Director & Executive Level Recruitment

After an extensive career in retail, I then achieved considerable success in a big corporate recruitment company, however I felt that there was space for a more human connection with clients & candidates and more to recruitment than just sending as many CVs as possible and hoping for the best. My view has always been that you only get out of a partnership what you are willing to invest, so in August 2012 Priority Recruitment was born.

Driven by a desire to improve service in the recruitment profession and a love for the sectors we cover I am proud to say that Priority Recruitment is now considered a go to agency in our speciality sectors.  Motivated by people and talent, I love keeping up with all the latest trends and exciting brands across the industries we cover. Alongside running Priority Recruitment, I still recruit for several key clients, focusing mainly on the senior sector.

T +44 (0)7525 490 133 

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

Head of Operations

I have spent 20 years working in retail and sales based Management roles; businesses from £1m to £10m in turnover, teams ranging in size from 8 to 80.  Having recruited and trained internally I took the opportunity to join Anders in his business venture in early 2013 as I felt we could provide something quite unique and bespoke with Priority.  As I have been a retailer at many different levels I know the businesses I recruit into often quite intimately and believe it or not this is still a rarity within the world of Recruitment and more specifically Recruitment agencies.

07841 115 326 


Kieron Smithson

Talent Acquisition Partner

A successful career in Retail & Sales Management for over 10 years led to a move into Recruitment 4 years ago.  Attracted to the environment at Priority Recruitment, it is a pleasure to work in this ethical yet effective environment, where clients & candidates are valued and my skills in forming long lasting & effective relationships are utilised.  Splitting my time between working with our resource team, head hunting & working in partnership with our clients I am keen to speak to people throughout Retail, Sales & HR.

T 07714 791 965 


Opal Harrop


I have an eye for detail and passion for success, this was useful during my time firstly in Film & TV and subsequently in hospitality, and has now proved invaluable in my first 3 years in recruitment.  During this time I have worked on numerous projects gaining extensive experience sourcing fantastic candidates both here in the UK and internationally.  I’m a social butterfly, enjoy meeting new people and love spending my spare time scriptwriting and exploring the great outdoors with my camera.

07841 115 315 


Olga Naoum


After graduating from Aristotle University in Greece, I became a teacher. After re-locating to the UK I followed my passion for fitness by becoming a qualified instructor. The energy I had for this, combined with my love of working with people and a very Greek passion for food translated well into the world of hospitality recruitment.  Now in my second year at Priority Recruitment, I spend my time head hunting fantastic people for well-known brands within the restaurant, quick service and coffee sector. Outside of the office, I am passionate about music, dance and of course, great food!

07715 644 647 

Ivana Dukic

Ivana Dukic


Following a successful career in sales I moved to the UK, where I found my detailed questioning ability combined with my strengths in sales naturally led to a career in recruitment.  Now in my second year at Priority Recruitment, I continue to source fantastic candidates for a wide range of clients, specialising in identifying a candidates true requirements and abilities, to ensure they are an excellent culture and capability fit with the client.

T 07715 644 641 


Tom Back

Associate Consultant

With experience in sales & KPI led retail environments combined with an Honours Degree in Business Studies, a move into recruitment felt like the perfect match for me.  I aim to build long term relationships on a more personal level. I am an active listener and will always take the time to understand the motivations and expectations of each individual, ensuring the right opportunity is matched both culturally and on a capability basis, factoring in transferable skillsets and cultural similarities which many others may overlook.  Now in my third year with Priority Recruitment, I am keen to utilise my extensive knowledge to broaden my range of clients whilst continuing to provide candidates that demonstrate ongoing success.

T 07977 769 977 

What do our clients say about us?

    Good candidates, professionalism and no hassling from consultants! Taking the time to understand the business – this is clear from the quality of candidates they send over. Efficient and Professional. Always use Priority as an example of a great agency (even to other agencies).

    Recruitment Manager

    To date we had struggled with agencies getting a good value service which fitted our needs. We were recommended by a current client of Priority in a similar industry who were very complimentary of the service. Excellent understanding of the industry, good working relationships, genuine interest in the business and not only getting seeking to source good candidates, but candidates who would fit with the business culture and ethos. Excellent service, friendly, professional and not like your typical agency in bombarding you with CVs which were not suitable. Went over and above in understanding the Company Culture and Values and sought information on personality fit and the type of person as well as the skills required. Did a fantastic job of sourcing some excellent candidates and made sure I was kept in the loop with any changes to schedules, or candidate availability.

    HR Manager

    Great friendly service, regular updates and efficient communication throughout the process. Good calibre of candidates put forward and we have been able to quickly recruit some great people into our business. Understanding our culture and requirements so candidates that are put forward have a good fit with our own culture but also our culture fits with the individual. Being open and honest and not just putting forward every candidate, quality over quantity.

    Head of Operations