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.

Mark Neilson

Managing Director

“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.”

Andy Rowlatt

Executive Director



Terry West




Jeremy Barker

Business Development Director



Aaron Phull

Marketing Director



  • 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

Aligra have quickly understood the challenges of our unique culture and responded flexibly to our difficult operational circumstances. They have played a key role in the sensitive and timely management of our people and we have no hesitation in recommending them as a supplier of temporary and permanent resource. I also appreciate the compassionate and professional way they have handled interactions with people who are worried and concerned about the future.

Amanda Priestley – Administration Department Manager (Head of HR, Finance & IT – TS TECH UK LTD

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