“This is Manchester, we do things differently here”. So goes the quote from Tony Wilson, the legendary co-founder of Factory Records. It’s true, Manchester does things it’s own way and here at Swift Temps, that resonated with us and the way we add value to our clients. This northern powerhouse, with its iconic bee symbolising the industrial nature of the city and its people, was always a place we wanted to open an office in and serve. We’re delighted to be here.

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Who are Swift Temps Manchester?

Since 2018, Swift Temps has been providing bespoke recruitment services for customers across the North-West, supplying expertise in permanent, contract and temporary solutions from our office in St. Helens. As our customer base continued to grow, the need to expand our operations to meet our client’s requirements became apparent. Manchester, a thriving city home to a number of world-class industries, was a logical location.

Following a short delay as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were delighted to open our new office in Salford Quays in July 2020 and, since then, the team has gone from strength-to-strength. Led by Shirley Meredith, Branch Manager of Swift Temps Manchester, our experts are supplying a number of key markets including the industrial and driving sectors. The team have quickly established themselves as a trusted supplier of high-quality talent for major supermarkets, home improvement retailers and leading hauliers across the region and the United Kingdom. As a result, there are further plans in place to expand the team in order to meet our customer’s growing demand. 

Expert recruitment solutions

As a premier provider of high-quality recruitment services in the industrial and HGV Driving markets, we’ve developed a comprehensive offering designed to support our clients across contract, permanent and temporary requirements. We’re proud to have built a diverse portfolio of clients who value our high levels of customer care alongside our in-depth industry expertise. Operating as an extension of our customer’s organisation, we’re continuously monitoring market conditions and as a result, have expanded our team in order to cater for growing demand. We’re well-equipped to satisfy all of our existing customers and have recently partnered with a number of new clients who have received recommendations to use our services.


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Throughout 2021, it has been well documented across the media about the shortage of haulage drivers across the United Kingdom. This has caused concerns across the country about supplies of food and fuel, as well as other items in the run-up to Christmas. Here at Swift Temps Manchester, we’ve built a world-class network of contacts within the industry, enabling us to cover all driving requirements from multi-drop van driving through to Class Two (with or without HIAB) and Class One categories nationally. These cover both tramping and trunking roles. Shirley Meredith, our Branch Manager, has over 22 years of expertise within the industry having previously formed her own driving agency specialising in HGV drivers. She’s able to call upon a wealth of contacts and knowledge about the market to add value to our candidates and customers locally and across the United Kingdom. She has also played an integral role in the development of our trained recruiters who supply this market, ensuring clients receive a consistently high level of service across the board. As a result, a diverse portfolio of major supermarkets, popular home improvement retailers and leading international haulage companies use our expertise on a day-to-day basis.

Whatever role you’re looking to fill, we’ve got the in-house knowledge and networks to source the right talent for your requirement – quickly and efficiently.


Our industrial experts act as trusted partners to a wide-range of engineering organisations and manufacturing firms across the region, sourcing talent for positions ranging from CNC operators and warehouse operatives to senior engineers. We’re even able to deploy our expertise to fill key senior management positions – ensuring you have the right talent to take the company forwards.

Our service

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Swift Temps Manchester team of trained recruitment experts are dedicated to the provision of world-class customer service delivered to the highest industry standards. From the start, we ensure that only the best candidates relevant to your role are submitted, therefore we meet with all of our customers to discuss their requirements in-depth, understanding the key expertise the candidate will need and how they can add to the business. As a result, every professional is screened and vetted prior to CV submission. This is in the form of a meeting to understand their needs, expertise and what they’re looking for in their next role, enabling us to make sure it’s the right fit for everyone involved.

From aligning schedules and booking interviews to providing detailed preparation to both parties, our recruitment specialists are able to manage interview dates at the client’s site, providing clear, quality interview feedback to all. We’ll also collect references, manage the candidate’s notice period (if a permanent placement) and leave you – the client – to concentrate on what you do best; running a successful business. However, our value doesn’t stop there. We’ll also check-in after the candidates start-date for an after-placement meeting to ensure everything is running smoothly. Swift Temps Manchester also offers a 24-hour service so that candidates and clients can contact us at any time for help and assistance.

The future

We’ve got exciting growth plans here at Swift Temps Manchester as we develop our service offering. Despite the challenging market conditions within the driving and industrial sectors, we have remained supplying our clients with the best talent on the market and are continuing to take on exciting job requirements from both new and existing customers.

If you’re looking for a reliable, trusted provider of contract, permanent and temporary solutions within the driving or industrial markets, contact our team of experts today on 0161 532 8714 to discuss how we can support you! Alternatively, if you’re looking for a new role, call us now to chat about the exciting opportunities we have available.