About us

People are the most important part of any business – and we are no different.

Founded in 2007 by our Managing Director Mark Neilson, Aligra has grown into an agency of choice for many small, medium and large organisations.

Our vision was to become one of the leading recruitment agencies, with a portfolio of high calibre candidates and clients.  Now, Aligra is proud to have a team of recruitment professionals who share the vision.  We are always looking for continuous growth and understand that people are the most important part of realising our ambition.

Our senior management team have 100+ years combined recruitment experience (both in-house/agency) and possess a blend of operational, commercial and strategic expertise.  We only recruit internal staff who show the right blend of professionalism, passion and commitment.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion ensures that whatever the background or life experiences of a candidate, they will be given a chance to succeed.

Whilst we work across various markets, we specialise in recruitment and talent management for the Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain, Automotive & Engineering and Professional & Executive sectors.

  • Collaboration

    Working together to produce results

  • Strive to improve

    Consistently delivering and adapting

  • Compliance First

    Operating to guidance and legislation

  • Integrity

    Being honest, reliable and fair to others and our principles

  • Whatever it Takes

    Always going the extra mile

“I’m proud to have built Aligra to the company it is today and very excited about realising our ambitions over the next 5-10 years.  Having previously been a Board Director for one of the largest recruitment businesses in the UK, I took these years of experience and formed Aligra.  I wanted to do things differently, more innovatively and with an emphasis on building strong relationships with our clients and candidates.

It hasn’t always been easy and we’ve had to learn from mistakes over the years, however we have built a team of like-minded professionals who are all pulling in the same direction.  Our client relationships are strong and I see our values adopted in everything we do.”

In realising our growth plans, I’m supported by my senior management team:

Andy Rowlatt    Executive Director     

Terry West        Director     

Jeremy Barker   Business Development Director     

Aaron Phull   Marketing Director     


Mark Neilson

Managing Director

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If you have any queries, or would like to talk through how we can make a difference to your business or career, we’d love to hear from you.