HGMS is a recruitment and employment agency specialising in the HGV driving sector. As a managed services supplier we work closely with our clients on the recruitment and placement of their permanent HGV drivers and in fully managing and supplying their temporary HGV driver requirements. If you are a driver looking for work then please take a look at our job page as we currently have HGV driving jobs across the UK.
HGMS provides a managed service to Saint-Gobain Building Distribution supplying the UK wide temporary HGV driver requirements for many of their building distribution brands including Jewsons, Grahams, Minsters, Gibbs & Dandy, Ideal Bathrooms and others.
Meet the Team
Chris has worked in and around driver recruitment and logistics for 30 years, the majority of which was spent with the second biggest temporary recruiter worldwide and the market leader in driver recruitment in the UK.
Chris joined as a Consultant in the Southampton branch and worked in every role between ending up as Managing Director of the driving division.
Following that Chris started up the temporary and permanent staffing arm of a driver training business before moving on to work with a serial recruitment entrepreneur to start up a temporary driving business.
Prior to founding HGMS Chris’ most recent role saw him head up another temporary driving business, which he joined five years after start-up by the owner founders and grew the business from £8M turnover to £50M turnover.
Chris is in the unique position of having worked in both the corporate side of temporary driver recruitment and the start-up (retail) side. This means that Chris is equally comfortable presenting at board level and liaising with Transport Managers and drivers.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of board level experience as a Finance Director of a number of businesses across multiple sectors.
Prior to founding HGMS he was Finance Director of a £50m turnover national driving agency. Simon holds a Transport Managers CPC in Road Haulage.
Simon has been a Finance Director in businesses ranging from a biotechnology start-up to a global £500m+ turnover group.
He has extensive and wide ranging hands-on experience covering all aspects of finance including fund raising, cash-flow planning and management, financial management and reporting and commercial finance support (pricing, margin analysis and business case support).
Simon also has extensive experience of M&A activity, legal including commercial contract negotiation, property, tax and IT.