Our Story

HCP is a specialist automotive recruitment consultancy with a strong global presence.

We partner with dealer groups across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Middle East, Africa and Asia. We’re proud to consider some of the automotive industry’s most prestigious brands as our long-term clients.

We have a very simple viewpoint on what it takes to be successful. We place great value in the building of enduring relationships and we constantly strive to improve our approach. These core beliefs have helped us to consistently direct the most qualified and skilled people in the industry into our clients’ businesses and to maintain a position as a preferred supplier for many of the largest dealer groups in the UK.

Ask our clients why they work with HCP and they will tell you how we go out of our way to be thorough. We work as hard for our clients as we would for our best friends. Whether it’s a luxury, commercial or volume brand, we know that our clients need to trust us. We earn that trust by understanding their business and by holding ourselves to the same high standards of the premium brands that we work with. That’s why our clients stay.

Market coverage

HCP was established in the United Kingdom and has a strong understanding of the sector across the UK and Channel Islands. From our headquarters in Surrey, we work with the major national dealer groups from Land’s End to John O’Groats, as well as manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley Motors. Our position as a human resources partner with 21 years in the market gives us a unique perspective on the differing needs of businesses across the country and a level of expertise that is difficult to match.

Core values

Our values make us who we are and they are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Provide our clients with the highest quality recruitment and advisory services delivering cost effective solutions in an efficient, professional and businesslike manner.
  • Stimulate a culture which thrives on diversity, respect for each and every person and the expression of talent; one that inspires and empowers people to fulfil their own potential and the potential of HCP.
  • Open to new ideas, to think out-of-the-box and creatively, to look for innovative solutions, neither bound by formality nor constrained by convention.
  • Act with integrity and frankness in all our dealings both internally and externally, placing the highest value on teamwork and mutual support.
  • Build a sustainable, well-managed and profitable business, which the Owners hold as trustees for every single member of the business.

These were the values that underpinned our very first day in business nearly twenty years ago and a week later at our first meeting with BMW (GB) Limited.  They are the values that will continue to be at the heart of everything we do.