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About Callidus Consulting

We have been established as a specialist automotive recruitment agency, confidential executive search and consultancy business since 2001.

Since we set up, we’ve seen how the consultancy sector has grown and the recruitment sector has changed from being sometimes client to sometimes candidate driven, the phenomenal growth of social media and SMS being standard form of communication.

Challenges have included the global financial crisis of 2008/2009 in which we kept very busy through diversification – engaging in other sectors less impacted by the recession. Some things however have remained constant.

From day one we committed to doing our best for our clients and candidates by engaging face to face as much as we physically could, enabling us to understand the people behind the job descriptions and CVs. We focus on the quality and integrity of our relationships over and above the chasing of fees.

Consequently, we’ve seen many competitors come and go, and have been able to create and maintain excellent working relationships. The kind of relationships that provide a continual flow of excellent opportunities to do great business and most importantly for us, do that business with great people.

Why not see what our candidates and clients say about us?

This includes candidates we didn’t place. To this day recommendation and referral remain our biggest source of business.

Based in rural Hampshire, we work across the UK and internationally. We have built strong relationships with some of the most well-known and aspirational automotive businesses in the world. We also have a comprehensive database of automotive talent.

Our services cover strategic fleet management recruitment, automotive sales jobs, operations roles, automotive marketing jobs and finance careers across the sector. Our consultancy services provide expert programme management from a team of highly talented specialists who are proven, board-level professionals with careers in mainstream automotive brands.

Our core team

Our core team members use their experience and skills to ensure the wheels at Callidus Consulting keep on turning.

Iain Cooper

Co-founder of the business

I started in the automotive sector in the mid-eighties selling temporary driving and transport staff to the fleet and logistics sector, over the next 15 years I undertook a number of mainly fleet focussed sales and operational management and finally ‘Head of’ roles for car brands, rental and leasing companies. Callidus started as a way to earn a living with a young family, with one primary ‘non-negotiable’ aspect – we would focus on quality not volume, trade ethically, and pay our suppliers on time every time. That is how it was in 2001, and how it is now. And we now do great business with some inspiring start-ups and local SMEs alongside some of the world’s most iconic brands, placing people across 10 time zones. All from a small market town in rural Hampshire, UK. Are we proud ? Very.

Caroline Cooper

Co-founder of the business

I have been with Callidus Consulting since 2001 having had a previous career in the public and charitable sectors. Iain and I have built the business by focusing on quality and integrity. We build long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. In the last few years I have had a particular interest in expanding the international business and have recruited across a number of varied markets. I am proud that a multi-national business based in Singapore chooses to work with us across the globe – although the challenge of organising a telephone interview when my client is in Asia and my candidate in South America is an interesting one! Juggling time zones has become my speciality. I am science graduate from Exeter University and still have a strong interest in all matters scientific.

Our team of consultants

Over the years we have built excellent working relationships with a wide variety of technical and subject matter experts, all of whom have enjoyed great careers through enabling, mobilising and motivating great teams to deliver great things.

They now use their experience to advise and lead Callidus clients through particular business challenges which is exciting – and inspiring, to be a part of. Despite their varied technical disciplines, the common denominator amongst the Callidus Consultant team is their outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. This means all client dealings are scoped and delivered with great understanding and empathy for each client and their teams.

The great companies we are proud to work with include the following: