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Southgate Consulting

Automotive Executive recruitment

Southgate Consulting, established in 1999 by David Southgate is renowned for the delivery of recruitment solutions to the Automotive Industry, both within the UK and internationally. Our business consistently offers discerning shortlists of high quality candidates to our clients, via our detailed research and expert knowledge. We are passionate about our work and this is endorsed by the recommendations we receive from clients and candidates alike.

We invest our time, research and considerable expertise in understanding the culture and specific recruitment needs of a diverse range of clientele. In a market which is becoming increasingly populated with generic recruitment specialists, we are proud to say that our Automotive Industry understanding is exemplary. As a result we represent some of the most desirable brands in the Industry and pride ourselves in completing challenging and complicated assignments within the UK and around the world.

Predominantly recruiting at Senior Management and Director level, Southgate Consulting has the capability and track record of delivering recruitment services across a range of functions internationally. Additionally, we have a loyal customer base stretching over the period Southgate Consulting has been established. So, if you are looking to fill a vacancy or need advice on your next career move, we can assist.

Executive Search

Executive Search

The Southgate Consulting Executive Search process is extremely focussed and accurate in researching, confidentially approaching and reviewing the exact candidate fit for the brief. Detailed, selective and rigorous in ensuring only a shortlist of the highest calibre is presented to a Client, we will only accept the highest calibre profiles for our Executive Search programmes.

Network Selection

Network Selection

At Southgate Consulting we will only accept CV applications from candidates that display the correct balance of stability and career progression in their profiles to date. Our Network Selection service will, therefore, only shortlist the very best applicants currently available to clients, offering a quick and accurate solution to vacancy fulfilment.

Career Development

Career Development

We take Career Development as a fundamental aspect of ensuring the opportunities we recommend to candidates are progressive for them. If this does not match expectations, then we will be honest and open in our view as to whether it is wise to progress through an interview process or not.

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Writing Your CV WELL

The holiday season is upon us and whilst August may mean your interview is delayed for a few weeks, now is an excellent time to freshen up your CV. Consider the following points;


  • What have you achieved in the last three years to make your application perfect for consideration?
  • Previous roles and achievements will support what you are currently doing, and strengthen your current skill base.
  • Highlight both achievements and responsibilities succinctly in recent positions.
  • Itemise both months and years you were in each role.
  • Ensure your CV is written in reverse chronological order, starting with your current position first.
  • Avoid writing an egotistic personal summary on how good you think you are – bullet point particular achievements.
  • Make sure your CV is accurate and honest with dates, responsibilities and titles.
  • Do the dates and content on LinkedIn match your CV?
    Ensure the recipient can easily find you email and telephone contact details.
  • Describe company profiles and what they make or do, so the recipient doesn’t have to guess.
  • If you can’t read it in roughly 30 seconds, it’s too long!
  • Attach to a meaningful email to explain why your application is relevant.
  • Spellcheck carefully.

Meet The Team

We are a small team who are always happy to respond to your requirements.

David SouthgateDavid Southgate
Email David
07778 159 555

Callum SouthgateCallum Southgate
Email Callum
01235 863525

Jo TomlinJoanne Tomlin
Email Joanne
07787 565 526


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