About ALP

Established in 2004 at the instigation of the UK government, ALP is a not for profit trade association promoting responsible recruitment and good practice for organisations that supply essential workers across primary and industrial sectors, construction, food and general manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and the supply chain.

The ALP influences government and regulatory policy and provides a wide range of practical and up to date information and services to its members.

The ALP’s mission is for “UK labour provision to be recognised as a model of global good practice” achieved through six policy focus areas:

  1. Supply Chain Partner – Driving awareness of the crucial role labour providers undertake in supply chains through the sourcing and supply of a high calibre future workforce.
  2. Access to Labour – Promoting national policy actions and developing industry capability to maintain ongoing access to an adequate labour supply of all skill levels.
  3. Fair Charge Rates – Promoting payment of fair charge rates to labour providers that enable business sustainability and do not foster worker exploitation or tax evasion.
  4. Fair to Workers – Supporting labour providers to meet legal and ethical responsibilities and to treat workers fairly and with respect.
  5. Fair Competition – Support for clear and proportionate regulation of labour provision that facilitates fair competition.
  6. Responsible Recruitment – Leading a stakeholder partnership approach to drive continuous improvement in responsible recruitment standards applied by labour providers.

The ALP is governed by a Members’ Council of labour providers with an independent Chairman and Chief Executive and supported by the following team.

David Camp

Chair

David Camp

Chair

David also runs the human rights consultancy allianceHR Ltd and is founder and Chair of the global not-for-profit social enterprise Stronger Together, which now incorporates Fast Forward, Clearview and the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit.

Joanne Young

Chief Executive

Joanne Young

Chief Executive

A labour provider for over 30 years, Joanne  served as a GLAA Board Member and was an active member of the ALP Members Council before leaving operations.  Joanne is focussed on providing practical tools, support and guidance to labour providers, particularly with regard to new legislation and emerging good practice.

Gillian Haythornthwaite

Head of Development

Gillian Haythornthwaite

Head of Development

A Fellow of the CIPD with over 30 years of HR experience, Gillian is  focused on supporting members and developing policies to address issues important to labour providers. Brexit, labour shortages and the new immigration policy are current focus areas.

Heather Wild

Operations Manager

Heather Wild

Operations Manager

After a career in retail, Heather joined ALP in 2012 and is now responsible for ensuring the Association runs effectively and efficiently.

Lorna Bramwell

Head of Member Engagement

Lorna Bramwell

Head of Member Engagement

Having worked in the recruitment industry for over 20 years, Lorna understands the challenges of legal and ethical compliance for labour providers, and the realities of day to day operational delivery.

Healey Newson

Recruitment and Engagement Executive

Healey Newson

Recruitment and Engagement Executive

Healey comes from long experience in customer service and sales at Thomson Local, transferring seamlessly into recruiting and supporting our ALP Members, 6 years ago. He is a keen Morris Dancer, walker and forager, creating liqueurs and jams from fruit garnered on his allotment and wild walks.

Alison Prince

Operations Administrator

Alison Prince

Operations Administrator

An outgoing team player responsible for delivering first class support to ALP Members.  Alison loves life, chocolate and her motorbike!

Becky Critchley

Operations Administrator

Becky Critchley

Operations Administrator

Our newest team member, Becky’s finance background means she gets all the ‘numbers’ jobs as well supporting day to day admin. She is a dog and pig lover extraordinaire and joined us from a long term job in a monkey sanctuary!

Michelle Elmer

Data Administrator

Michelle Elmer

Data Administrator

Michelle joined the ALP in August 2019 and is responsible for the administration of data for all members, making sure all our records are accurate and up to date.

She loves Pilates and nature!

ALP Members’ Council:

  • Andy Hart (Blue Arrow)
  • Mark Roberts (Gap Personnel)
  • Derek Skelton (Meridian)
  • Pete Taylor (GI Group)
  • Douglas Amesz (AG Recruitment)
  • Justin Emery (Fruitful Jobs)
  • Cameron Ford (Reflect Recruitment)
  • Steve Mercer (Staffline)
  • Kat Mieszkowska (Mploy Staffing Solutions)
  • Jan Naerebout (AGRI-HR)
  • Julie Giles (The Job People)
  • Michael Grayson (Talent84)
  • Gareth Hughes (Ethero)
  • Dean Nixon (First Call Contract Services)
  • Claire O’Connor (Forte Recruitment Solutions)
  • Lionel Sheffield (Rapid Employment and Recruitment)

About the ALP