Our History makes us different; we were founded in 1961 as “The Motor Trade Employment People”; a radical and unique concept at the time, Steele-Dixon became the first agency to specialise in automotive recruitment.

Many of the industry's leading recruiters trained or worked with Steele-Dixon, and our agency has been at the forefront of developing best practice for recruitment in the automotive sector.

The identical need that begun Steele-Dixon, is still in place today, the market has changed and technology has influenced every aspect of the process, however, the core of recruitment remains the same. Our clients need the best candidates and our candidates need the best jobs. Our aim has always been to create long-term partnerships and to add real value to the recruitment process, through our commitment and expertise.

Now managed by the third generation of the Steele family, the agency remains perfectly placed to assist both client & candidate in the ever-changing world of modern recruitment. The lessons learnt from over half a century of recruitment in the sector have been passed down through the generations, allowing us to give a unique insight into your career or the requirements of your business.



Ed Steele – MD

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Ed Steele joined the team in February 2005. Ed represents the third generation of the Steele family and recently took over from Martin as MD. He recruits in all disciplines of the Motor Industry from manufacturers to dealerships, accountants to technicians.

Keri Wright – Director

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Keri Wright joined Steele-Dixon in May 2013. Prior to this she spent 13 years working as a head hunter in the advertising industry. Formerly for the biggest global company in the market and latterly co-founding a new business which she and the partners grew into a premium recruiter.

Neil Timms – Partner

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Neil manages recruitment in the West Midlands, North West and Yorkshire. Prior to joining Steele-Dixon in 2002 Neil had extensive experience with PLC Groups and Car Supermarkets in senior management and group positions in sales, finance and operational development. Neil is able to offer a personalised local service to prospective clients and candidates in the area.

Martin Steele – Chairman

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Martin joined his father David Steele at Steele-Dixon in the early 1970’s and was Managing Director for 20 years. Martin has now moved into the role of Chairman supporting the rest of the team and working on specific confidential briefs. Martin is one of the most experienced recruiters in the Automotive Industry and is still very much involved in the running of Steele-Dixon.

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