Sectors

Driving

Man driving a lorry

We provide logistics, road haulage and distribution businesses with fully checked drivers and offer competitive rates of pay and continuity of work for candidates.

Our driving division is fully up to date with the latest transport regulations, including the most current changes to the Road Transport Working Time Directive. Our systems are capable of detailing past and present drivers’ ‘Working Time’ hours by the press of a button. We are also a JAUPT approved Driver CPC training centre with courses held in our modern, purpose-built recruitment and training centre.

Roles typically include:

  • professional large goods vehicle drivers
  • class I and II drivers
  • 3.5 and 7.5 tonne drivers
  • car delivery drivers

Our Driving Experts

Simon Laidler
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Simon Laidler

Operations Manager

Simon Laidler

Simon Laidler

Operations Manager

Simon spent 21 years since leaving the Royal Air Force working for a current Premier Placement Services client in a number of roles, progressing from an order picker through to an Operational Manager.

During his four years with Premier Placement Services his operational experience has been of true value to the company.  Moving more recently into the role of Recruitment & Training Manager, before progressing to the role of Operations Manager, his responsibility is to ensure all of our consultants are trained to the highest standards possible, by following up to date legislation, guidelines and best recruitment practice.

Simon regularly visits our company’s clients assuring best service is maintained and aligned to our policies at all times.

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Expertise in

  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Dedicated professional
  • Previously 21 years in Warehouse & Logistics Management
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Has a good understanding of customer requirements
  • International Transport Manager CPC Holder
  • Good business acumen
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Sue Simpson

Business Development Executive

Sue Simpson

Business Development Executive

Sue is one of the recruitment industry’s hidden gems. With a career in recruitment spanning over 3 decades, the knowledge, experience and wisdom she has to share with clients looking to engage the services of a recruitment agency is unsurpassed.

A very experienced people person who looks at the detail and most cost effective solution to fulfill the staffing requirements of her customers whilst applying quality measures to exceed candidate and client expectations.

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Expertise in

  • Creating lasting business relationships
  • Professional
  • Strategic planner
  • Cost effective recruitment solutions
  • Highly driven
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John Sutton

Newcastle Driving Consultant

John Sutton

Newcastle Driving Consultant

John joins our company having worked within the warehousing and distribution industry for many years.  Ensuring the product gets to the customer on time, on budget and with the resources he had is where John excelled in his previous position.  Transferring this skill to the recruitment and placing of professional drivers will automatically breed success.

 

Immediately from the start of his employment with us John is already looking at the bigger picture, how he will improve a customers experience within our business.  With the tools he has and his previous work experience John will be a valuable member of this team for many years to come.

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Expertise in

  • Highly driven professional
  • Customer service
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Goes above and beyond
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Business Development Executive

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Business Development Executive

Russell joined Premier Placement 2 years ago having been in recruitment industry for a number of years.  Working previously in the manufacturing, transport and distribution industry as a senior manager, part of his responsibility was to deal with staffing requirements and rely heavily on the services of a recruitment agency.

Premier Placement certainly was an eye opener for me within the recruitment supply, they showed me how recruitment should be done. The whole process and the ongoing compliance is unbelievable.  The customers here have been with Premier since its inception and that’s testament to the service offerings it provides. 

 Now an ambassador for the company my role is to meet key decision makers within organisations.  Knowing and believing in our core values and exceeding our customers expectations makes me very proud to be part of this business.

 

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Expertise in

  • Can do attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
Simon Arnold
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Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving Consultant

Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving Consultant

Simon joined Premier Placement Services in 2016 after spending more than 25 years in the retail and leisure industry. Having gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of customer service, he fully understands the value of providing the best possible service to our clients and is passionate about delivering it.

With a coaching and teaching background Simon’s strengths lie in his communication and people skills that have enabled him to build strong working relationships with his clients.

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Expertise in

  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great communicator
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Great work ethic

I’m originally from Stoke but moved to live in Cornwall for a number of years before returning back home in 2003. When I moved back I saw Premier Placement Services and thought that it would be a good idea to register with them to get some work until I decided what I was going to do for a job. I have now been working with Premier Placement Services for 12 years in various driving roles and find the team very friendly and always willing to work with me to suit me needs. Wages are always paid on time and any issues are resolved immediately. As I’m approaching my 60th birthday, I’ve recently reduced my hours and Premier Placement Services have been more than happy to offer flexible working patterns and have even said that if driving becomes less attractive to me as I get older, alternative work will be available too. I really enjoy the flexibility that agency work provides and it means that I can work when I want to and take holidays when I want to!

Gary Merrill: Stoke-on-Trent

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