About Us

HGV Recruitment Centre isn’t just another recruitment agency.

We’re different because we are solely concerned with helping Newly Qualified Drivers to find a good job and then continuing to provide support for every job after that. We want to make sure that HGV driving is a long-term career worth investing in.

We’re are actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs and are hugely successful in placing people into the right roles. Let us explain why…

 

Our Story

The HGV Recruitment Centre was born from the UK’s largest HGV driver training business – Specialised HGV. In a market full of challenges, we saw an opportunity to create a much better connection between Newly Qualified Drivers and those employers who want to bring new drivers into their workforce.

Since our launch in 2014, we have worked really hard to champion new drivers and encourage like-minded employers to offer better, longer-term opportunities and development for all drivers.

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Driving in the right direction

We believe that top-notch recruitment is about much more than a job description. It’s about building great relationships and really understanding the market. It’s also about managing expectations and providing support. We do all of that by the lorry load. It’s logistical match-making!

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Right place, right time

It’s not our style to just place people in the first available job and move on. We’re motivated by placing brilliant HGV drivers in the right job. For that to happen, we have to get to know people, often before they’ve even qualified. We meet people face to face and listen to what’s important for both driver and employer, in order make the right connections.

In it for the long-haul

We genuinely care about getting people into work and supporting the journey from first job to last. The future of the logistics industry in the UK depends on a step change in the number of newly qualified HGV drivers (NQD) finding decent jobs. So, we fiercely promote the benefits of employing NQDs and work hard with employers to make sure HGV driving is an attractive, long-term career worth investing in.

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Expertise by the lorry load

We’re an energetic bunch who really know our stuff when it comes to HGV driver recruitment. Here are the friendly faces who will take good care of you…

Marc Fels

Director

With 25 years’ recruitment experience under his belt, Marc launched HGV Recruitment Centre in 2014, to tackle the huge shortfall of drivers in the logistics industry. He is passionate about helping newly qualified drivers into work and has introduced several successful campaigns for NQDs with clients across the UK

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Phil McDonald

Director

Phil decided to share his 30 years of recruitment experience with the HGV team, when he saw Marc’s unique approach to bringing new drivers to the market. Having worked with many large logistics businesses, Phil has seen the challenges in the driving market first-hand, so he’s excited about helping the team to really make a difference in this sector.

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Calla Morgan

Compliance and Payroll manager

Calla joined as an apprentice in 2015 and has quickly progressed to being in charge of our compliance and payroll department. It’s Calla’s job to make sure all drivers are paid on time. Thankfully, she’s the most organized person in the entire office, so we know that our processes and payments are in safe hands!

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Cristiana Lupas

Senior Consultant

Cristiana joined the team in 2016, arriving with a wealth of driver recruitment experience. She specialises in looking after our agency clients and drivers, and has fantastic knowledge of this part of the industry. Cristiana currently manages several key accounts.

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Jake Saunders

Senior Consultant

Jake joined the business right at the start and has been an integral part of the team ever since. He has a brilliant understanding of what most clients look for when recruiting and is now responsible for managing several key clients. Jake specialises in permanent placements.

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Chanede Maynard

Senior Consultant

Chanede joined HGV at the start and is a real champion of newly qualified drivers. Before joining Chanede worked for HGV Training (our sister business), so she truly understands the HGV training process and how to help new drivers into work. Chanede also manages several key accounts for the business and works across both agency and permanent positions.

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Ji Bakkali

Marketing Manager

Bringing with him several years of marketing experience, Ji joined us in 2018 to oversee all marketing and social media activities. He brings a brilliant set of creative and technical skills to the business, specializing in digital marketing.

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Emrecan Pekgoz

Junior Consultant

Emre joined as an apprentice in 2015 and has spent the last three years learning about the industry and how to recruit HGV drivers. At the start of 2018 he was promoted to a junior consultant, and is now focused on working with our agency clients and drivers.

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