Our People

The members of our highly skilled, personable and close-knit team have been handpicked, not just for their collective technical ability, but also for their individual attitude, drive, tenacity and flexibility.  Our teams have unrivalled product and industry knowledge and a service orientated focus.

G&P employees work to the highest standards of professionalism and discretion; ensuring exemplary on-site conduct and that Client confidentially is stringently observed, at all times.

 We have established an enviable competency framework to enhance the recruitment, training and performance management of our personnel which is underpinned by our use of Thomas International testing.

Meet the team

Steven Lu joined G&P in 2018 as Operations Manager, China, having over 12 years senior role’s experience in Automotive as well as a deep understanding of quality and supply chain. On 19 April 2023, Steven Lu was reassigned as General Manager, China, to manage the China business and focus on growth of G&P in the Asia Pacific Region.
Steven Lu
General Manager China
Dino founded the G&P Group and has built the company up to where it is today.  Dino remains as the sole owner of G&P.
Dino Kyriacou
Geoff has worked in a number of key leadership and business transforming roles, including CFO North America and Managing Director UK for Jaguar Land Rover. Geoff joined G&P in January 2019 to help drive a restructuring of the business to lay the foundations for an ambitious growth strategy.
Geoff Cousins
With more than 20 years’ experience in automotive quality, Simon sets the direction for the Group development and expansion of the Group’s Quality activities in all countries. This includes our accreditation to international standards, QTrak development, Training, Environment and Health and Safety
Simon Francis
Group Quality Director
Stephen, an IMechE Chartered Engineer, joined G&P in September 2017 having held a number of international and senior positions in aerospace OEMs, including Assistant Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce Civil Engines. He leads the diversification growth into non-Automotive industrial sectors and technical services development.
Stephen Molloy
Group Technical Director
With over 30 years' experience within Finance roles predominantly in the manufacturing industry across international markets.  Andrew is a hands on Finance Director and leads the Finance and Admin teams.
Andrew Santer
Finance Director
Colin is responsible for ensuring consistently high levels of quality and service across G&P Operations.
Colin Bennett
Group Quality Operations Manager
Maria is CIM and CMI qualified and has more than 20 years’ marketing expertise primarily within the automotive, and transport and logistics, sectors.  As Group Marketing Manager Maria is responsible for implementing group wide marketing activities  to increase brand awareness while supporting sales and business development.
Maria Holmes-Keeling
Group Marketing Manager
James joined G&P's Recruitment division in 2014.  He has more than 12 years' experience within the automotive industry and is now in a central commercial role supporting the G&P Group with its ambitious growth strategy across multiple industries and services.  
James Purshall
Group Commercial Manager
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the Automotive / Manufacturing Industry, working in operations, sales, new business development and account management roles. Chris joined G&P in June 2022 and is responsible for developing customer relationships and business growth in the UK.
Chris Worwood
Business Development Manager
Sharan joined G&P in 2004 as Project Administrator and has remained a valued member of the Administration team ever since.  As Administration Manager, Sharan is responsible for all customer related project administration.
Sharan Mander-Simpson
Administration Manager
Lucy joined G&P as UK HR Manager on 1st Feb 2022. Lucy is PgDip Human Resource Management qualified and brings with her more than 20 years worth of HR knowledge and expertise.
Lucy Whitehouse
UK HR Manager
With more 30 years’ experience in recruitment, engineering and technology businesses, David heads up the internal Talent Acquisition team and the UK recruitment division to provide temporary, contract and permanent staff to customers across Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Off-Highway, Household Goods and advanced manufacturing sectors.
David Woakes
Head of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
Abel joined G&P in October 2015, having more than 9 years’ experience in the automotive industry. Abel is responsible for operations and business development in China.
Abel Wang
Operations Manager China
Marco joined G&P in January 2024 as Group Business Development Director.  With a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in quality management, business leadership, and team development, Marco brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of driving business growth and operational excellence.
Marco den Dekker
Group Business Development Director
Pavlos has more than 20 years’ experience in C&R service industry and is responsible for ensuring consistently high levels of quality and service across the G&P German Operations
Pavlos Kimtsaris
Operations Manager Germany
Nora joined G&P in Sept 2023 as General Manager and is responsible for business growth and development in Hungary. Nóra has over 15 years’ experience working in the TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) industry and has held positions in senior Quality, Sales, Business Development and Business Management roles.
Nóra Grőger
General Manager, Hungary
Michal joined G&P in 2018 as a Resident Engineer.  He has several years’ experience in automotive quality and is currently responsible for operations and business development in Slovakia.
Michal Kopecky
Operations Manager Slovakia
Peter joined G&P in 2014 and has more than 35 years’ experience in various roles working in manufacturing, product repair/rectification and quality across multiple industry sectors. He is responsible for operations at customer sites in the UK.
Peter Woakes
Operations Manager UK


G&P is always on the look-out for like-minded, talented and motivated candidates to help us maintain the highest possible levels of service and Client satisfaction.  Our employees are highly valued and we consider them to be the foundation of our success. We provide opportunities for a high level of professional development and advancement, as well as a competitive total compensation package.

The G&P Group is on a path to considerable growth and we are renowned in the industry for our best-in-class, client-centric service and support. If you feel you have something to add to the team, then please get in touch.

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G&P Recruitment

G&P Recruitment Services Ltd was founded to ensure that G&P continues to have access to the best talent and skills, as it delivers its managed services to customers across a variety of industries.

As a result, G&P has become a specialist in the technical recruitment domain, we now offer this service to our Clients as part of our commitment to meeting their total resourcing needs.

G&P Recruitment has a successful track record of supplying employees who have the right knowledge and experience to add value and impetus to your business growth momentum; providing you with a real return on investment.

G&P Recruitments comprehensive European experience enables us to provide:

    Temporary Labour

    Permanent Labour

    Contract Labour

    Master Vendor

We provide best-in-class recruitment services to our Clients and currently have over four hundred assignments, filled daily, that provide the foundations for successful delivery of the solutions requested by our Clients.


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