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.


This is a message of thanks to our colleagues and temporary staff for their efforts in continuing to work at this difficult time. We fully appreciate the uncharted challenges and uncertainty presented by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but are doing our best to keep you continuously updated, as your safety is our main priority.

The on-going situation, which affects both businesses and individuals, is causing enormous uncertainty, but at Aligra, we are doing our best to maintain ‘business as usual’.

We want to let you know that looking after our clients, temporary workers and colleagues is our main priority at Aligra, whilst ensuring we all have a clean and safe environment to work from on and off site.

The safety, health and wellbeing of all our employees is a top priority. Our primary aim is to ensure that our employees remain fit and healthy. We are therefore providing some basic information and signposting detailing where they can obtain further information from healthcare professionals.

We have arranged additional hand cleaning products to be made available at all our locations and for clear signage to be displayed to prompt good hygiene practices.

Should an outbreak occur, contingency measures are being prepared to ensure that client and candidate service is not impacted.

All government guidelines and protocols will be followed to ensure our people return to the workplace safely.

By adhering to government guidelines we will be keeping our colleagues and communities safe, as well as protecting loved ones. We have critical frontline workers within our business supporting the supply of vital logistics and social care contracts. We also have numerous teams who play key roles in the employment of tens of thousands across the UK. We are doing our very best to continue to offer ongoing support where it’s needed, translate the new government policies and fill specific roles which are currently in much-needed demand.


Mark Neilson

Managing Director, Aligra Personnel