About us

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Hello and welcome

We are premier regional recruitment specialists with over 40 years’ of industry experience. We supply industrial, engineering, and commercial staff on a temporary, permanent or contract basis, utilising our enviable candidate networks, intrinsic local knowledge, and best-in-class technology.

“Our mission is to ensure that all our clients and candidates experience the best service and results possible, whether this is sourcing for our clients or working on behalf of our candidates and their career.

We stake our personal and professional reputations on the excellence of our work at Cogent Staffing as we know our business succeeds or fails because of the service we provide.”

Sam Gaukroger


Bradford | Halifax | Huddersfield | Leeds | Manchester

Premier recruitment specialists

We are Cogent Staffing

Offering over 40 years of experience within our field, the founding principles of Cogent Staffing have been developed from the diverse combination of experience, ability to deliver the first time, and priding ourselves in being able to offer our client state of the art candidate management technology.

Who we supply

Our sectors


Our focus on collaborative partnerships means that we are a trusted recruitment partner to a range of manufacturing clients, from SMEs to blue-chip companies.


We have significant experience in bringing together high-calibre candidates and local/ global consumer and fast-moving consumer goods organisations.


Our brand is synonymous with jobs in the engineering sector, making us credible ambassadors for both candidates and employers alike.


We are renowned for sourcing and placing candidates into commercial roles in HR, Marketing, Sales & Business Development, Finance and Admin.


Our specialist consultants possess in-depth industry knowledge and an extensive network of sought-after talent from across the UK's logistics sector.

GLAA services

We are accredited to provide workers for roles in the UK fresh produce sectors, including agriculture, horticulture, and processing and packaging.

Our memberships

GLAA Licensed. Licence number COGE0001. Issued on 21.12.2017
Cogent Staffing is a member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.
As a Sedex member we are committed to being a responsible business, sourcing responsibly, and improving ethical standards and working conditions within the supply chain.
We are members of the Association of Labour Providers, a not-for-profit trade association that promotes responsible recruitment and good practice.
Cogent Staffing has received training from Stronger Together – Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains.
Cogent Staffing is a member of the REC – the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
We are a value drive business

Our values


We’re deeply passionate about what we do, the sectors we work in, and the partners, clients and candidates we work with.


We are admired for our commitment to honesty, trust, and transparency. That’s why we do the right thing – even when no one is watching!


Clients and candidates come to us because we’re experts, with over 40 years of experience in on-site and branch recruitment.

We are business who cares, and it shows


Everything we do is about you

Our approach

Efficient and flexible

We can accommodate high or low-volume demand, delivering a tailor-made solution quickly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism.


Our team have the knack for sourcing and placing best-fit candidates, reducing attrition, and maximising on-the-job performance.


Consider us an extension of your business. Based on your specific requirements, we’ll work together to create the staffing or workforce solution that best fits you.


We deliver technology led recruitment solutions, utilising best-in-class software to improve candidate experience and ROI for our clients.
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