Meet The Team

If you follow us on social media you’ll see that many members of the TLP Team have been with the business for a number of years. We enjoy celebrating them and their achievements and our clients benefit from continuity of service and trusted relationships. Meet the team!

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Zoe Houghton

Head of Resourcing & Talent

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Zoe Houghton

Head of Resourcing & Talent

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Zoe started her career over 20 years ago working for our sister company, MVP, within the technical support and research team. She progressed through the consultancy ranks, gaining experience across all disciplines within supply chain recruitment and progressing into the role of Principal Consultant.

In 2019, Zoe moved into her latest role for our parent company, The Logistics Partnership, as Head of Resourcing and Talent, in response to the UK’s ongoing talent shortage and our focus on sourcing and delivering the best candidates for our client base. 

zoeh@tlpllp.co.uk

Graeme Doyle

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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Graeme Doyle

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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Graeme spent over 10 years working in transport and logistics before joining The Logistics Partnership in 2010. Following five years heading up our temporary recruitment brands Graeme took overall responsibility for The Logistics Partnership, which includes MVP & TLP, in 2016. Beyond this, Graeme ensures that we grow profitably by recruiting the right people, helping them to develop to their full potential and ensuring that we maintain our business culture and achieve our strategic goals.

Graeme is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Graeme is a qualified Psychometric Practitioner, holds a national transport CPC, as well as an MBA with distinction. His final dissertation went on to be used as an international conference paper and was published in the International Journal of Applied Logistics, as well as The international Symposium on Production and Supply Chain Management.

 

As well as a career in Logistics and Recruitment, Graeme formerly ran, promoted and dj’d at his own club night in London where they held a residency which saw them DJ all over the country and abroad. He also plays guitar and is a total music nerd.

graemed@tlpllp.co.uk 07799 133385

Nick Hall-Palmer

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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Nick Hall-Palmer

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Nick worked in a variety of financial roles for FTSE companies before moving to the recruitment sector, joining Empresaria Group plc in 2000.

As Finance Director and later Head of the Group’s UK Businesses, Nick played a major part in the Group’s growth from a collection of UK recruitment businesses with sales of less than £10m to an AIM listed International recruitment Group with Operations in nearly 20 countries across 4 continents with revenues of over £200m. He played a major part in a large number of business acquisitions and disposals, the initial AIM IPO and a subsequent fundraising before leading the successful MBO of The Logistics Partnership from Empresaria.

Since the MBO in 2011, Nick has divided his time between The Logistics Partnership and Orchard Joint Ventures, fulfilling the role of CFO for the companies as well as providing operational and non-executive support to suit the needs of each business. 

Nick also has a musical history playing in bands in his youth and still plays guitar, sings, writes and produces his own music.

nickhp@tlpllp.co.uk 01905 770337

Andy Hall

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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Andy Hall

Managing Partner/Business Owner

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Andy’s driving/logistics recruitment career started back in 1998 after spending many successful years in direct sales.

He spent the first few years working for a local & national agency before deciding to set up on his own and in 2003 set up the More Driving brand. His long-term focus was for his business to become one of if not the largest supplier of temporary/permanent drivers along the South Coast. To date Andy has helped over 700 companies both locally & nationally on a daily & weekly basis with all their driving recruitment requirements and has helped many drivers secure permanent positions within thriving companies. Beyond the local success achieved by More Driving; it was this strategy that with Andy’s support went on to be adopted by TLP and provide the ongoing template for growth.       

Andy is part owner and senior partner of The Logistics Partnership group where he now has responsibility supporting nationally on a diverse range of projects and initiatives.

Andy started his career in sales in his late teens, where he built a business selling water to the rave scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s. In his spare time Andy is a motor sport and car enthusiast who can tell you anything you wish to know about any model of car from any manufacturer from the late 60’s to the present day

andy@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01202 295755

Rebecca Whitehouse

Operations Manager

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Rebecca Whitehouse

Operations Manager

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Rebecca joined us from Amazon, where she worked as UK Audit and Compliance Manager. Rebecca will be looking at how we maintain and improve our systems, compliance, process & quality as we grow.

rebecca@tlpllp.co.uk

Rachel Farina

Head of Learning & Development

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Rachel Farina

Head of Learning & Development

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Rachel joined the business with over 16 years of learning and development experience working in a variety of sectors from financial services, adult education and most recently HR consultancy, to help us develop our existing Thomas International psychometric services into ongoing learning and development programmes both internally and for external clients

rachelf@tlpllp.co.uk

Gemma Stoner

Business Development Manager

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Gemma Stoner

Business Development Manager

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Gemma gained her early work life experience within the freight and manufacturing industries, working a number of roles across operations, sales and customer services.

She joined TLP Recruitment in 2014 and over that time has progressed to Consultant, Senior Consultant, Business Manager and most recently UK Business Development Manager, supporting the company with it's strategic growth plans.

Gemma is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Recruitment & Employment Confederation and also supports and runs the events for the CILT diversity champions, Women in Logistics.

gemma@tlpllp.co.uk 07508 030275

Lori Rampal

Finance Manager

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Lori Rampal

Finance Manager

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Lori joined The Logistics Partnership in 2015 as Accounts Assistant and has since progressed into her current role of Finance Manager for the Group, leading her team based at Droitwich Head Office.  She is responsible for producing monthly management accounts across the business, as well as payroll for all group employees, budgeting, forecasting and analysis. 

Lori has had a hugely positive impact around the business, with her infectious personality and happy demeanour.  She also bakes fabulous cakes!

LoriR@tlpllp.co.uk

Steve Sully

On Call Consultant

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Steve Sully

On Call Consultant

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Prior to joining TLP, Steve spent 11 years working for our sister company MVP Recruitment Solutions 

Steve plays an integral role within our business, sharing responsibility for running our ‘out of hours operation’, supporting candidates and clients during the evenings and weekends, providing much needed support when the rest of us are often sleeping soundly in our beds!
He is an incredibly positive individual with a real zest for life,
If you'd like to contact Steve, he can be reached at steve@tlprecruitment.co.uk
 

steve@tlprecruitment.co.uk

Carol McLaren May

On Call Consultant

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Carol McLaren May

On Call Consultant

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Carol has worked for TLP for over 20 years, playing an integral role within our business, sharing responsibility for running our ‘out of hours operation’, supporting candidates and clients during the evenings and weekends, providing much needed support when the rest of us are often sleeping soundly in our beds!

Carole worked in HM Customs and Excise before joining TLP.

carol@tlprecruitment.co.uk

Avi Mann

Regional Manager West Midlands

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Avi Mann

Regional Manager West Midlands

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Avi began her career with a leading FMCG distributor, later moving to a well-known retailer where she held logistics and inventory management roles.

After forging a successful operational career in logistics, Avi then made the move into recruitment, building herself a solid reputation within the manufacturing/own account sectors and gaining valuable experience that enabled her to take the next steps in her career. 

As our Business Partner she has impeccable credentials and you will find her thorough, direct, pragmatic, straightforward, knowledgeable, constructive and confidential in her approach and conduct. 

avi@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01905 770337

Alex Lyall

Trainee Consultant West Midlands

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Alex Lyall

Trainee Consultant West Midlands

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We're delighted to introduce Alex Lyall, the latest member of the TLP West Midlands Family!

Alex has joined our West Midlands operation as Trainee Consultant and will be supporting the team by building on their recent growth and taking the business to the next level

Alex brings with her a wealth of experience in customer service and training delivery, and is already developing great relationships with the candidates and clients within the local area.

alexl@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01905 770337

Lewis Yardley

Trainee Consultant West Midlands

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Lewis Yardley

Trainee Consultant West Midlands

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We're delighted to introduce Lewis Yardley!

Lewis has joined our West Midlands operation as Trainee Consultant and will be supporting the team by building on their recent growth and taking the business to the next level

Lewis brings with him a wealth of experience in customer service and finance roles, and is already developing great relationships with the candidates and clients within the local area.

lewisy@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01905 770337

Sam Chester

Regional Manager Maidstone

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Sam Chester

Regional Manager Maidstone

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Sam Chester is the Regional Branch Manager for the Maidstone TLP Division. Sam keeps an active role within the branch pursuing new business and leading the branch to new heights.

After school Sam worked with Hays within their Logistics Department for 5 years and achieved Consultant of the year for the division 2 years running.

After this Sam worked his way up within Sales and Operations at Ellwoods Food Group for 6 years and ended up as the Southern Regional Depot Manager. Sam has also worked as a Transport Manager for Warburtons and been the UK operations Manager for Qualitex Bathrooms.

Sam has a mixture of skills in sales, people organisation and operations. Thus giving him the ability to work on all aspects of the recruitment process.    

sam@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01622 769690

Chris Cundall

Consultant Maidstone

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Chris Cundall

Consultant Maidstone

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Chris has been with TLP Recruitment for 10 years, starting as a drivers mate then moving into an office based role. He became a Consultant within the branch a year later.

His duties involve liasing with clients , organising bookings, advertising roles and registering candidates.

chris@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01622 769690

Hilary Andrews

Consultant Maidstone

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Hilary Andrews

Consultant Maidstone

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Hilary has worked at TLP Recruitment for 17 years starting as an administrator and moving latterly into a Consultant position.

Her job role involves all administration duties within the branch including payroll duties and the recruitment selection and referencing of  candidates for new job roles. 

hilary@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01622 769690

Gemma Garner

Senior Recruitment Consultant Felixstowe

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Gemma Garner

Senior Recruitment Consultant Felixstowe

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Gemma joined our Felixstowe operation to focus on the further development of our permanent recruitment division, across a range of industry sectors.

Gemma has over 15 years of account management and business development experience, which she has gained from a range of industries including logistics, freight and shipping.

 If you’re a client looking for advice or support with your permanent recruitment challenges within Felixstowe, Ipswich or the surrounding Suffolk areas, or a candidate looking for career advice, please feel free to connect with Gemma on linkedIn, drop her an email

at gemmag@tlprecruitment.co.uk or give her a call on 01394 675510.

gemmag@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01394 675510

Jamal Wiggins

Consultant Felixstowe

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Jamal Wiggins

Consultant Felixstowe

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Jamal has been with TLP Recruitment since 2010 when he joined as an apprentice.

Jamal has worked his way to become a Consultant and now runs the drivers/industrial staff plan.

Jamal has an in-depth knowledge of the haulage and transport industry.

jamal@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01394 675510

Hollie Rossiter

Trainee Consultant Felixistowe

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Hollie Rossiter

Trainee Consultant Felixistowe

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Hollie joined our Felixstowe operation as Trainee Consultant to support the team with resourcing and client development, helping take the business to the next level

Hollie has a wealth of experience in sales and customer service, and is already developing great relationships with the candidates and clients within the local area.​

hollie@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01394 675510

Josie Minter-Goodchild

Consultant Felixstowe

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Josie Minter-Goodchild

Consultant Felixstowe

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Josie joined TLP Recruitment in early 2017.

After finishing her studies at the University of Southampton, Josie travelled and lived in America and Australia before coming back to the UK.

As a Consultant Josie is probably the first person you would meet when registering as a candidate in the office.

Alongside Jamal, Josie ran the busy Port of Felixstowe contract ensuring its evolution and performance levels grew to the high standards in which we find it today.

josie@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01394 675510

Kaylie Parker

Regional Manager Southampton

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Kaylie Parker

Regional Manager Southampton

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Kaylie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the local market, gained from her 11+ years working within the recruitment industry, where she has managed multisite and 24-hour operations.

For anyone wishing to discuss their next career move, or looking to discuss their permanent or temporary recruitment challenges, please contact Kaylie on kaylie@tlprecruitment.co.uk or call 02380663049

kaylie@tlprecruitment.co.uk 02380663049

Shaz Karimi

Consultant Southampton

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Shaz Karimi

Consultant Southampton

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Shaz has 5 years’ experience in both temporary and permanent recruitment across various sectors including engineering, health and social care, construction and now transport and logistics.

She is REC qualified and comes from a sales and customer service background.

Passionate about finding people work, Shaz’s speciality lays in resourcing for various sectors across a broad range of roles within transport and logistics. She enjoys the diverse, customer focused and fast paced nature of her role at TLP.

shaz@tlprecruitment.co.uk 02380 663049

Lauren Foster

Consultant Southampton

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Lauren Foster

Consultant Southampton

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Lauren started working as an apprentice straight from college in a busy transport office and then moved into recruitment for the next stage of her career. She has worked within driving recruitment for 3 and a half years and joins TLP to build on her experience and progress in recruitment and sales.

lauren@tlprecruitment.co.uk 02380 663049

Natasha Anderson

Regional Manager Poole

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Natasha Anderson

Regional Manager Poole

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Natasha joined TLP in September 2007 as an apprentice in Business and Administration.

The combination of work and study enabled her to learn the ropes of the business quickly and Natasha is now Branch Manager for Poole.

Natasha has taken on an active role in the day to day running of the business, helping to propel the branch forward, whilst maintaining and servicing existing clients.

natasha.anderson@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01202 295755

Hayley Jacobs

Office Manager Poole

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Hayley Jacobs

Office Manager Poole

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Hayley has been with TLP since inception in 2003, when she joined as an apprentice in business and administration.

Hayley has worked her way to become Office Manager and deals with the day to day running of the office, payroll and administrative duties for our Poole operation.

hayley@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01202 295755

Tracy Smith

Consultant Poole

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Tracy Smith

Consultant Poole

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Tracy has joined our established operation in Poole to help support the branch in their growth agenda.

Tracy has a wealth of experience and an award winning background from her previous roles in customer service and sales. She is already developing great relationships with the candidates and clients within the local area.

tracey@tlprecruitment.co.uk 01202 295755

Alex Rijo

Consultant Maidstone

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Alex Rijo

Consultant Maidstone

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Glenn Portnoy

Regional Manager Essex and London

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Glenn Portnoy

Regional Manager Essex and London

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Glenn Portnoy is the Regional Business Manager for the Essex and London regions. Glenn is the commercial lead for the business in this area and is supported by the rest of the team based in Ilford.

Glenn has over 20 years of recruitment experience specifically within transport, logistics and supply chain across temporary, contract and permanent recruitment.

glennp@tlprecruitment.co.uk 0203 770 2022

Daniela Bica

Recruitment Consultant

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Daniela Bica

Recruitment Consultant

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Daniela Patras

Operations Manager Essex and London

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Daniela Patras

Operations Manager Essex and London

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Daniela Patras is the Operations Manager for the Essex and London regions. Daniela looks after operations, delivery and compliance for the region and ensures a quality focus.
Daniela has over 20 years of recruitment experience specifically within transport, logistics and supply chain across temporary, contract and permanent recruitment.

daniela@tlprecruitment.co.uk 0203 770 2022