Allen & York Ltd

ALLEN & YORK are a leading cin the recruitment of high calibre professionals for a broad range of clients operating in our chosen markets. We offer a blend of technical understanding and recruitment expertise across; Energy, Environment, Waste & Recycling, Built Environment, Rail & Transportation, Utilities and Health & Safety. We have over 20 years recruitment experience across this diverse market, working with clients all over the globe on complex and difficult-to-fill positions, as well as everyday hires. We believe in strong client partnerships and work collaboratively with clients to develop rewarding and value driven results. At ALLEN & YORK our strength is our technical breadth, knowledge and recruitment expertise, where every consultant is a specialist within their field. We will understand your recruitment challenges and deliver the right talent for your business.

Company details

Allenview House, Hanham Road , Wimborne , Dorset BH21 1AG United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Employment agency
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

Founded in 1993 Allen & York pioneered recruitment within the sustainability industry, we were one of the first and very quickly the leaders within the UK market.  We are now considered one of the leading global sustainability recruitment specialists.

We combine our specialist knowledge with a huge network of sustainability professionals established over many years within the industry.  Our methodology is collaborative and bespoke; allowing us to meet immediate requirements, as well as developing longer-term relationships which add real value to strategic hiring requirements and succession planning.

Our Consultants are highly experienced recruitment specialists who focus on large established global corporate business, privately and VC backed companies, start-ups and developers across the full spectrum of the Sustainability market.

We recruit across the UK & Europe and have multi-lingual recruitment consultants, fluent in; French, Spanish, German and Polish.

We are engaged across the global marketplace working with reputable consultancies, commercial corporations and energy operators in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

Allen & York are specialist environmental recruiters, offering environmental job opportunities from Sustainability, Climate Change & CSR to Health and Safety, Planning and Environmental Engineering.

We adhere to the REC code of practice and data protection policy.  We also have our own Environmental Policy and a CSR report 2008, which are detailed below.

“To be a world leading recruitment company for the Sustainability sector.”

“To deliver a world class service to our customers.”

Allen & York are committed to help support and facilitate the successful progression of individuals who have a positive impact on the management of our built and natural environments, our health and safety and our quality of life.

 'Committed to conducting business ethically and honestly'

“Allen & York has been the ideal place to start my career. Knowledge acquired at University has been complimented by enhanced communication skills, exposure to high-level client liaison and business development.'

“Working at Allen & York is proving to be a great choice of profession. Not only has it proved to be a thriving, forward thinking establishment, but I can also clearly envisage my career progression for many years to come.'

'I joined the Health & Safety team as a Recruitment Consultant in January and from day one I have been given all the training, help and support needed to develop my career and able me to provide the best service possible to candidates and clients. It was definitely the right decision when I made Allen & York my first choice.'

'Coming to Allen & York is definitely the best decision I've made. There's a fantastic atmosphere, great social scene and the training I've received has helped me progress further than I could have imagined in a very short space of time! A great company!'

Allen & York is an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

We help qualified and experienced professionals find suitable positions within their technical discipline. We make it our business to provide the most appropriate career advice and work tirelessly to assist in your career progression. This service is completely free of charge to candidates. Unless otherwise stated, the positions and type of work that we are seeking on your behalf will be full-time, permanent posts, whereby the successful candidate will be contracted directly to the employing organisation.

Your Privacy & Use of the Data Supplied by You

Allen & York appreciate the need for a discrete service for our candidates on a professional level, as well as the importance of keeping the personal information of our candidates private. We will never use your information for any purpose other than in connection with the recruitment process or other named permissions you agree to give us.

What type of data do we collect?

The personal data that we collect from candidates is necessary to ensure the efficiency of the recruitment process. This data includes information such as your name, address, e-mail address, and career and education history, as well as your nationality and status to work in the UK, which we are required to collect by law. Any other sensitive data is collected only so far as is necessary to ensure we meet legal requirements. By registering with us, you consent to us collecting and processing the data and, where necessary, disclosing this information to prospective employers in connection with the recruitment process. Candidates can be assured that Allen & York will not sell, trade or rent their personal information to third parties.

Your CV

Once you provide your CV to Allen & York it will be made available to our specialist recruitment teams. Unless you request otherwise at the point of registration, your CV and other relevant information supplied by you may be sent or presented to prospective employers who we deem would be of interest to you, and who we deem may be interested in your skills and experience.

Applications for specific vacancies

If you have applied for a specific vacancy (or vacancies) through Allen & York, the information you provide will be used to determine your suitability for the position and, if applicable, your CV will be presented to the client company with whom the vacancy is based. We will also consider whether your skills would be suited to other opportunities on which we are working and, unless you request otherwise, your details may be presented to additional prospective employers whom we deem would be of interest to you, and who we deem may be interested in your skills and experience.

Access to your details by parties outside the European Economic Area

On occasion your details may be presented to client companies outside the European Economic Area. This could happen, for example, if you apply for a vacancy where the employer is based outside the EEA. By registering and using our Site, you consent to this transfer.

Notification of changes

Allen & York reserve the right to make any changes to our Privacy Policy, and amendments will be shown on this page of our website. If you have any questions or concerns about the policy please email us at:


By accessing our site you will be deemed to accept these Terms of Access to Allen & York’s Website. These Terms of Access may be changed by us at any time. You will be deemed to accept the Terms (as amended) when you next use our Site following any amendment.

Access to Allen & York's Website

Your use of Allen and York’s website (“our Site”) is subject to the following terms and conditions, which you are deemed to accept each and every time you use our Site.

Password, and Security

In completing our registration process, please ensure you provide current, complete and accurate information as prompted by our registration form. During the registration process you will be required to choose a password and a user name. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for any and all activities that occur under your account. Please notify us immediately if you are aware of unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security.

Accuracy of Information

Allen & York make every effort to ensure that the information contained on our Site is accurate and complete. However, as some of the information is supplied to us by third parties, we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission, nor any liability in respect of information supplied to us by you. You are responsible for ensuring that all the information that you supply to Allen and York is true, accurate, up-to-date and not misleading or likely to mislead or deceive and that it is not discriminatory, obscene, offensive, defamatory or otherwise illegal, unlawful or in breach of any applicable legislation, regulations, guidelines or codes of practice or the copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any person in any jurisdiction. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information, data and files are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to our Site. We reserve the right to remove any information supplied by you, or to terminate your registration and/or deny you access to our Site or any part of it at any time, without any explanation or notification.

Prohibited or Unlawful Use

You may not use our Site in any manner that could be in any way damaging to our Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of our Site, other person's account, or to any information, computer systems or networks connected to our Site, whether through hacking, password mining or any other means.

Equal Opportunities Policy

The Company recognises that discrimination in the workplace in any form, is unacceptable and in most cases unlawful. We have therefore adopted an Equal Opportunities Policy to ensure that all job applicants and employees are treated fairly and without favour or prejudice. We are committed to applying this policy throughout all areas of employment; recruitment and selection, training, development and promotion. In all situations people will be judged solely on merit or ability. The following sets down the key points of the policy, and any breach of the policy will lead to disciplinary action which may include dismissal.

Each and every employee has a duty to observe and apply the policy at all times. The policy will be implemented in accordance with the requirements of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986, the Race Relations Act 1976, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. To ensure that we reach the widest cross section of the community, all vacancies will be advertised through the appropriate agencies, or independent media, as well as being advertised internally. We will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic, or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political opinion/affiliation, age or religion.

Our application form will be as simple and straight forward as possible and we will not ask for unnecessary information. Interview questions will be related to the requirements of the job and we will not seek irrelevant qualifications. Applicants will be short listed/selected solely on the basis of capability. Each and every employee has an obligation to make a positive contribution towards engendering an environment of equal opportunity throughout the business. The Grievance Procedure is available to any individual who believes that they have been discriminated against, and the Company would urge those individuals to pursue their rights through this channel.

Founded in 1993 by Mark Allen, himself an environmental graduate, ALLEN & YORK was one of the first recruitment consultancies to specialise across sustainability.

An entrepreneur, inspired by his passion for the environment, Mark began to form what would become lifelong partnerships with environmental consultancies across the UK; conservation, environmental land management, ecology were typical areas in which we built the foundations of our specialist knowledge. 

Driven to serve the wider sustainability community, we were quick to build teams across health, safety and well-being; as well as, sustainable design and planning throughout the late 90s.

The early 2000s heralded increased concerns about climate change and the importance of developing the world’s renewable energy capacity.  In response, we launched our energy team in 2006, which has grown to encompass expertise across; wind, wave, tidal, biofuels, as well as energy in buildings; compliance and energy efficiency. 

Developing partnerships with global utilities, developers and manufacturers enabled us to develop a strong foothold in the more mature European markets. 

Today we are a multilingual, international company, with operations across the UK, Europe and Middle East.  Many of the junior recruiters who joined us at the beginning of our journey are now our Directors and Senior Managers, with 15 years+ of sector experience, technical knowledge and networks that are second to none. 

Our teams have a passion for sustainability, many have environmental degrees, and we all have a shared vision to enable companies across the globe to move towards a more sustainable model in the protection of our planet and people.

Growth continues within ALLEN & YORK to reflect the developments within global sustainability.

In the 21st Century the big questions of energy resources, social and human impact, global agriculture, drive us forward with renewed fervour. 

Innovations across the waste and recycling industry; waste mining, recycled manufacturing and biofuels; as well as corporate sustainability, social impact, community engagement and sustainable procurement, particularly across emerging global markets, enable us to have teams focused on sourcing the talent required to steer businesses towards a greener future.

We have lost none of Mark’s original passion.

We are still fully committed to deliver sustainable recruitment solutions, ethically, honestly and transparently, and to be THE leading sustainability recruitment consultancy, worldwide.