Our aim is to stand clear from all the other recruitment agencies, not just by the fact we specialise solely in logistics but in the way we operate, the core values behind the business and what we stand for.

We will always act in the best interests of both our clients & candidates. We always aim to provide exceptional service, always looking for a better way of doing things. Combine this with a real passion for all thing’s logistics, with SDW you’ve got yourself the perfect recruitment partner.

Things are moving fast in the recruitment space, along with every other industry and as a company we need to ensure that we are innovative and keep pace with the changes, so we can continue to provide complete recruitment solutions, combining the latest technology & human expertise.

Our story so far:

After working for Allport Freight (now EV Cargo Global Forwarding) & Jardine Logistics (now Toll), our founder & director Steve Wyeth started SDW Recruitment in 2002 from an office that resembled a broom cupboard in a building alongside the quay in the Western Docks, Southampton.

In this time, we have seen the transition from advertising a job on a Thursday in the local press & faxing CVs, to the leading online recruitment platforms and cloud-based technology we use today.

Steve continues to lead the team & is committed to ensuring that SDW Recruitment is built on the opposite of all what is not quite right within the recruitment sector. Steve is straight talking, honest and approachable. Steve has a clear passion for all things shipping & logistics, is well connected and known within the sector. Steve thrives on bringing talented industry professionals and thriving, growing businesses together to make the perfect match.

You can connect with Steve on LinkedIn here.

Steve’s offer letter from Allport Freight (now EV Cargo) from 1997, earning a whopping £7K salary!
Where it all began, in a small office in Currie House, Herbert Walker Avenue, Western Docks in 2002. The building was knocked down c2012. Great building, a hive of activity with forwarders, shipping lines, port agents & transport companies as tenants. Easy to keep your finger on the pulse and keep up with industry news and gossip.
Our offices today, which became our home in 2012 after we had to leave Currie House. We are based in Freemantle Business Centre, Millbrook Road East and the kettle is always on, so pop in.