Irlam Associates


A strong understanding of logistics is at the heart of everything we do here at Irlam Associates. Before William Irlam initially founded the company in 2014, we were pioneers in the transport and logistics business, with more than 12 depots all around the country and several high-profile clients on our books.

Our heritage

James Irlam & Sons was founded back in the 1940s and rapidly became one of the most recognisable haulage companies on the road. Some of the big names we have worked with over the years include Britvic, Mars, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Coca Cola, with whom we established a strong reputation for our efficiency and agility, values which we continue to embody in our organisation today.

In 2008, James Irlam & Sons was acquired by Eddie Stobart and William Irlam decided to take the renowned Irlam name and reimagine the brand with a fresh new purpose. Inspired by the decades of Irlam experience in the field, it was time to take the name to new heights in a world where a fast turnaround really matters.

A new era

With years of experience in the world of logistics, William recognised the demand for a recruitment agency with a close knowledge of the industries they serve that could consistently deliver high quality talent, while maintaining transparency and clear communication throughout.

Today, the Irlam name continues to have a strong presence in the haulage and logistics industry. We are recognised as an extension of the businesses we support, known for the same flexibility and efficiency today as we learned through our long history in the transport sector.

Irlam today

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Irlam Associate comprises expert recruitment professionals who bring specialist knowledge across their respective sectors. We take the time to really get to know our clients’ needs, how they operate, their company culture and other specific requirements before advertising a role.

In order to handpick the right candidates for a position, we have defined each level of our service and created data-driven processes to make finding the perfect talent not only effective but efficient.

We pride ourselves on our unique ways in which we work. From developing a close understanding of our clients to creating the ideal job descriptions to attract the staff you want, right through to our MI reports which help you support your workforce with the click of a button, we bridge the gap between you and your people.

As logistics experts, Irlam Associates will support the growth of your business at every step of the recruitment process. With our help, you can find exceptional talent for your organisation today.

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