About Us

For over 24 years, TLP Recruitment has operated successfully as a specialist recruitment business, partnering with candidates and clients in the temporary and permanent recruitment market. We’ve seen the recruitment landscape change and evolve, as have we!

Following an MBO in 2011, TLP became part of The Logistics Partnership LLP, an amalgamation of two recruitment brands – TLP and MVP Recruitment Solutions. Our Head Office is located in the Midlands in Droitwich Spa and we have a network of branch locations in the Midlands and South.

Across ‘The Logistics Partnership’ group, we provide recruitment, consultancy and psychometric services to clients and candidates across a wide range of industry sectors. We cover temporary, contract and capacity management, through to interim and permanent middle management and senior level executives.

Our Values


constantly seeking new ways to source, develop and retain talent; both within our clients and own business.


to improve and add value to the lives of our candidates, clients and people.


and respectful to the environment and everyone we encounter. A great advocate for your business or personal brand.


to deliver a true partnership approach. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.


and not afraid to challenge the status quo and ask the right questions, however difficult.


Consultants in the truest form. We do the right thing. We are honest, open and fair.

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Our History


Drivelink Network (rebranded as TLP Recruitment in 2011) is established as a joint venture with the Empresaria Group (EMG) PLC, an AIM-listed, highly profitable international recruitment group. A further branch is opened in Essex later that year.


MVP, an independent white-collar supply chain specialist recruitment business with a Head Office based in the Midlands, is acquired by EMG plc. 


More Driving in Bournemouth is acquired by EMG plc.


The Logistics Network Ltd is formed through a consolidation of EMG's three main logistics businesses; Drivelink Network (now TLP Recruitment), MVP and More Driving, brought together to create a unique brand partnership offering end to end recruitment solutions for clients and candidates in the temporary and permanent recruitment markets.  

TLN came into existence 1st January 2007.  The head office becomes Priory House in Droitwich with the accounts and administration department migrated from EMG plc in Crawley.




Forward Prospects, a market leading freight specialist recruitment business established in 1982, is acquired by The Logistics Network Ltd and EMG plc. 


Our Felixstowe branch is opened.


In May 2011 Ian Holford, Nick Hall-Palmer, Andy Hall and Graeme Doyle (all Directors/ Leaders within The Logistics Network) complete an MBO from EMG plc changing the name and trading style to The Logistics Partnership LLP (Limited Liability Partnership). 




Our Southampton branch is opened.


Our Ilford branch is opened.


Graeme Doyle takes over executive responsibility for The Logistics Partnership Group. Ian Holford retains his place on the board of TLP and launches Orchard Joint Ventures, an investment business focussed on recruitment start-ups. Nick Hall-Palmer becomes CFO across both businesses and also serves on the main board for both.


Forward Prospects, Drivelink Network and More Driving are merged together to become one brand, TLP Recruitment, simplifying the group structure and expanding the overall service offering. TLP will cover temp, perm and contract, supply chain, logistics and freight recruitment from blue collar through to junior and mid-level management. 


A new website for TLP is launched and our Droitwich head office undergoes a major refurbishment. MVP will continue as sister company to TLP Recruitment.



TLP Recruitment opens a new branch in Droitwich Spa. MVP is re-branded and re-launched, now focusing exclusively on mid-senior level appointments and talent solutions.


The Logistics Partnership Group appoints a new Head of Learning & Development to help develop our existing psychometric services into ongoing learning and development programmes both internally and for external clients across the TLP Recruitment and MVP brands.


Our new website is launched.

Why partner with TLP?

  • We’re a business partnership comprised of a team of experts with the passion and motivation to deliver on every assignment. 
  • We’re experts in our local and regional recruitment markets, providing free advice and market insight to help navigate our clients and candidates through the recruitment market and beyond! 
  • We provide a high level of specialist post-placement support and onboarding; vital in supporting our candidates and our clients with retention and development.
  • We're a highly ethical organisation – we do the right thing, both for our clients and candidates, regardless of any commercial impact.  

If you'd like to know more about the TLP team or joining our business partnership, please get in touch... 

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“Earlier this year, Gemma helped me secure a new job with a local company. I found her friendly, helpful, professional and supportive in every aspect of the recruitment process. She took a real interest in my employment needs and did everything possible to find me a suitable position   ”


“I highly recommend Tracy and the team at TLP, Tracy made finding a new job so much easier and stress free!  I felt supported throughout the whole process and really cannot thank her enough. ”


“I really recommend TLP, Tash got me an interview the next day and the recruitment progress went so smoothly! Was a pleasure to work with such lovely ladies, thank you so much :) ”

Mike Jeffrey, Branch Manager, Sig Roofing Maidstone

“TLP have been supplying my branch with temporary and temp-to-perm staff for over a year now. They are friendly and helpful, visit my business to discuss requirements, and their admin is always efficiently run. I would recommend them to anyone ”

Andy Constable, Head of Operations, Associated British Ports

“We have been using TLP for the past 4 years and have always found them to be proactive in supporting our requirements. TLP always approach our requests in a positive and timely fashion, providing us with solutions that help and support our business whilst providing the flexibility we require.   I would have no hesitation in recommending TLP ”

Simon Fairbank, HR Manager, Bauder Ltd

“Gemma at TLP has been a very busy and positive recruitment partner for us. She makes effort to understand our requirements for each role, team, and the overall business, and always considers feedback to help put forward the candidates that match these requirements ever more closely. ”

Nigel Blown, Operations Manager, London Thamesport

“We are very pleased with the relationship we have with TLP. They are very professional and quick to respond to any requests or questions we have for them. They always endeavour to supply the right calibre of personnel for the vacancies we have and look forward to our continued relationship ”

Darren Nicholls, Currys Snodland

“We have used TLP Recruitment for several years for Office/Warehouse/Delivery staff.  They offer an efficient, reliable and customer friendly service. All of their staff are helpful and very professional as well as easily contactable ”

George Wright, Sales Executive, MSC

“service was top notch. I’ve spoken with many recruitment consultants in my time and from being one myself previously, I can see a clear difference between those that care and those that don’t. Gemma was outstanding, kind, understanding, patient and above-all, knowledgeable! She gave me key points about the interview, a breakdown of the company and she not only sold me to my boss but also highlighted my employers as being the best around, I’ve never been so happy working for a company and often find myself working late just because I enjoy my job and colleagues so much! There’s nothing I could do that would display the gratitude I have to Gemma for the opportunity and service she has given me ”

David Weston, Barsan

“TLP Ilford have worked with us for nearly 4 years, they have been with us from day 1 on a challenging contract in Essex. We need high quality drivers and TLP have and continue to supply excellent drivers. The communication is excellent both by phone and supporting emails. We have a strong working relationship, even on those days when the inevitable happens and we either need more or less. I highly recommend the team. ”

Helen Fletcher-Williams, Roger Dyson Group

“Since approaching Lewis Yardley at TLP Recruitment, we have sourced staff both in the accounts office and on the shop floor...Lewis has always proved to be reliable, fast working with great attention to detail and he has shown great interest in our business, which has shown in his placement selections. I would highly recommend Lewis and TLP Recruitment for all your recruitment needs. ”

Richard Holehouse, Customer service Manager Southampton, Pentalver

“We have been using TLP services for a while now and they have been extremely helpful.  They always respond extremely quickly and find solutions to any issues we have. They have been especially useful with the current challenges around the job market that the economy has been facing, and have still been able to source a good pool of candidates for us. They recently invited us to attend an event at the Freight Club in London. We met a lot of useful contacts and had a great time.   The guys from TLP could not be more accommodating, the meal was delicious and we heard a fascinating talk from Frank Bruno, who we then met and had photos with.  I could not recommend this enough if you ever get the chance to go! ”