What we do

We source talent right across the automotive industry

Ennis & Co are trusted by many of the world’s leading automotive brands to appoint their senior leaders.

We carry out executive search assignments for organisations across the entire automotive spectrum, ranging from manufacturers to national sales companies (high-volume through to prestige and luxury brands), as well as supply chain companies, retail groups, leasing/mobility providers, data analytics organisations and innovative technology companies.

% of clients are repeat customers
Over the last 2 years
% of assignments for overseas roles
Over the last 2 years


Typically, we recruit Board Directors, CEOs and their direct reports, including business and functional heads. We also support companies with long-term talent planning, benchmarking and a suite of related consultancy services.

Founded in 2010 by Lynda Ennis and Jamie Ashman, Ennis & Co can draw on decades of experience not only in recruitment and executive search but at senior levels of the automotive industry. This gives us a profound and holistic understanding of the automotive marketplace and the needs of our clients.

We are acknowledged as one of the automotive industry’s strongest advocates of diversity and inclusion and have partnered with the likes of Aston Martin, Toyota and Auto Trader to organise events promoting the topic. To mark our 10th anniversary in 2020, we have produced a special publication showcasing best D&I practice in the sector.

We deliver outstanding candidates

The automotive industry is changing at a dizzying rate.

The rapid evolution of electric vehicles, autonomous driving, ride sharing and innovative mobility services are revolutionising the sector, while advances in digital technology are transforming everything from design and engineering to production and sales.

Never has it been more critical to find smart, strategic leaders who can seize the initiative and keep your organisation ahead of the game.

Meanwhile, workplace cultures are undergoing similarly seismic changes as automotive companies pursue proactive HR strategies to broaden the diversity of their leadership teams, ensuring they attract the best talent from inside and outside the industry to fill traditional and next-generation roles.

Why choose Ennis & Co?

In such disruptive times, you need an established executive search company who are not just acknowledged experts in all aspects of the automotive sector but who are one of the industry’s most prominent and vocal advocates of diversity and inclusion.

It’s why Ennis & Co are trusted by so many of the world’s leading automotive brands to find the best candidates to fill their leadership roles.

We understand your business goals, and the people you need to drive them.

And we deliver.