Admin, Office & Commercial

Our expertise

Our teams at TLP are experts in the recruitment of admin, office and commercial/business development professionals; not only gaining expertise from navigating our clients and candidates through the challenges of recruitment and career development over the last 24 years, but also many of our own offices require these skillsets. Having either delivered, managed or worked closely with colleagues delivering on these roles means we also have a first-hand experience of what is required to be successful.

We can help you recruit the best admin, office and commercial professionals on a permanent or temporary basis, helping your business run efficiently through busy periods, peaks and business projects.

Our business partners/consultants understand the importance and the challenges of successfully attracting and retaining top commercial and business development professionals for roles of critical importance to the growth and strategic plans of our clients’ businesses.

At TLP almost all of our clients have a requirement for roles that work across these functions

Typical admin, office and commercial roles we recruit

Administration and office support, Sales administrators, Account managers, Customer Service Advisor, Customer Service Manager, Sales Office Manager

Sales/Business development executives, Sales coordinators,

* These roles are purely representative of the types of roles we recruit, not exhaustive. For a career discussion, get in touch with your local team….

What They Say About Us

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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! ”

Meet Our Sector Consultants

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

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