Freight & Shipping

Our expertise

Our teams at TLP are experts in the field of freight and shipping; not only gaining expertise from navigating our clients and candidates through the challenges of recruitment and career development over the last 24 years, but many of our TLP specialists have industry experience themselves. They have worked for the industry they now support and represent!
 

Introduction to the sector…

Without Freight and Shipping, our supermarkets would have far less food on the shelves and ordering your favourite products online from businesses based abroad would be far more difficult. Here we’ll explain how the industry works, and what it’s like to work at the heart of it. 
The first important point to make is that Freight and Shipping do not exclusively refer to transportation of goods by sea. Goods can also be transported by land or air. Freight refers to large orders of goods, usually sold commercially between businesses who need to purchase products in bulk at low cost. If transported by sea, the products are usually carried in huge cargo containers. 

 

Some of our clients within the freight and shipping industry...

 

Local, national and international businesses make the Freight and Shipping industry as competitive as it is. TLP Recruitment is immensely proud of our strong relationships with some of the industry’s biggest names.


MSC
MSC is a world leader in global container shipping and a company offering global service with local knowledge. MSC also provides an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe. 


DHL
DHL offers ocean, air, rail and road freight products for cargo transportation. Customers can ship palletised, non-palletised and out-of-gauge cargo.


Associated British Ports (ABP) 
ABP is the UK’s leading ports group. They currently have 21 ports across the length and breadth of the UK that support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, handling over £150 billion of trade.

Portico 
Located within Portsmouth International Port with direct access to the national motorway network, Portico are the first choice for customers looking for an efficient and cost-effective cargo handling and stevedore service.
 

Typical roles we recruit in freight and shipping

Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, Import & Export Merchants, Sales Executives, Business Development & Commercial Managers


* These roles are purely representative of the types of roles we recruit, non-exhaustive. For a career discussion, get in touch with your local team….

Meet Our Sector Consultants

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

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

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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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

Daniela Bica

Recruitment Consultant

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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

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Lori Rampal

“It's like working with your family. You can honestly speak to absolutely anyone and they're always there for you and willing to help, and everyone in the business is lovely and genuine. I do understand you can't just take my word for it, but you will see for yourself ”

Maggie Nelson

“The team are second to none…I only wish we had found each other sooner ”

Natasha Anderson

“Your work is a large part of your life, you have to enjoy what you do for true satisfaction, I am into my 15th year! TLP have supported me and helped me grow to where I remain today ”

Lauren Foster

“TLP has offered a lot of opportunities within the business for growth and progression. They look after their people and focus on their achievements and goals as individuals, as well as a whole branch. You are rewarded for the hard work you put in, which drives people to want to work harder. I would recommend TLP to anyone… ”

Victor

“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   ”

Amy

“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. ”

Lyndzi

“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. ”