About Us

Octane Recruitment is a well-established Recruitment Agency who live to our core ethics of honesty, reliability & hard work. We are a company that bring vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultants who will work closely with you to secure the right staff.

We were established in 2009 by Rik Baynes and Andrew Hodson. Having worked together for a number of years recruiting into the market they saw an opportunity to become a leading agency by doing recruitment the ‘right way’.

Our dedication to professionalism and efficiency is unrivalled. Our main objective is to offer a complete service which we have shown time & time again.

We opened our 2nd office in 2021 in Sutton Coldfield where our West Midlands team are based.
In 2022 Rik Baynes became sole Director of the company with the aim to deliver a strong service and aid growing the company to be the one of the UK’s largest specialist agencies.

Our core ethics are honesty, reliability and hard work; we deliver what we promise and work closely with both candidates & clients to make dealing with Octane a pleasurable experience. Using these ethics to build the business into a company with an extensive portfolio of clients who trust us to secure the right staff.

We are a very close-knit company, made up of teams with the drive and passion to supply the very best service for our clients and candidates. Communication is key, meaning we are all fully aware of the job roles, interviews and candidates on the market. It is essential that future Octane Recruiters demonstrate the same core ethics and works in a professional manner with our clients.

We embrace a culture of continuous improvement, which in turn creates a strong working environment and organic growth. With a large portfolio of quality candidates and clients, we believe we are in a fantastic position to deliver the high standards desired by those we work with. Our experience in this industry has taught us ‘best practice’ and we are committed to delivering it.

This is our biggest ‘sell’ point – we have a team of stable, driven and professional Consultants who will do what they can to fill your vacancies. They bring an outstanding knowledge of the trade whether it’s roles, companies or general information.

You can be assured that our consultants will represent your company in best way to give us the best possible chance to fill the vacancies.

The following are industries we supply:
  • Car Dealerships
  • HGV Dealerships
  • Waste & Municipal
  • Fleet Management
  • Bodyshops & Crash Repair
  • Contract Hire & Leasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Motor Trade
  • Independents
  • Plant Hire
  • Engineering
  • Public Service
  • Local Government
  • Parts Operations
  • Rental Solutions
  • Rail
  • Production Centres
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle Asset Solutions


The core of our business has been the Motor Trade specialising in Car Dealerships, HGV, Bodyshops, Fleet and independents.

Working within this specialist market has led us to work with similar industries such as Engineering, Plant, Manufacturing with a view to taking on further related industries.

We cover the whole of the UK for permanent, temporary & contractor placements.


  • Technical positions
  • Bodyshop
  • Fleet Management
  • Service & After Sales
  • Managerial
  • Parts
  • Sales
  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Head Office positions
  • Confidential appointments