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Michael Allport

Engineering & Manufacturing
Office: Newcastle upon Tyne

Michael works within the North East Engineering and Manufacturing Team, specifically recruiting for roles in engineering. Michael’s focus is on electrical, electronic, software and systems recruitment across the region.

Michael is a former member of the British Army with a communications background, before he entered recruitment in 2017.

He is in avid sports fan, including football and golf, whilst also possessing a passion for politics, current affairs and technology.

  • Michael is an efficient recruitment consultant who was able to find, organise and assist with the acquisition of a position within a company that fits my interests and expertise. The process felt tailored to me with a combination of face-to-face meetings, phone conversations, interview coaching and company background, which helped immensely during the interview process.


  • Michael Allport was professional and pleasant to work with. We had a very specific need for our position available which was fulfilled. After a few interviews, we needed to outline more of what was required, to which Michael accepted the challenge and together worked at gaining a new member for our team. I highly recommend Nigel Wright and Michael Allport.


  • Michael is an outstanding recruitment consultant (and I have dealt with many). He took a lot of time to get to know me, my experience, and what gives me job satisfaction. This was done from a one hour face-to-face meeting in Nigel Wright's offices. The opportunity to sit across a table for such a long time was a much needed refreshing change from the usual ten minute phone conversation. In no time at all, Michael had used the information gleaned from me, combined with his unique understanding, to match me with a perfect role. He stayed involved throughout the three stage interview process, providing reassurance and targeted guidance along the way. He called regularly for coaching, for debriefs, and even occasionally for chats, just to see how I was getting on. As I complete my first day in the role he found for me, I confident in saying that the service I received from Michael was first class and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending him.


  • Michael Allport provided me with an exceptional service. He took the time to listen to me, understand me, advise me and work with both me and potential employers to find the right role. I have used other recruitment companies in the past as both a client and as a candidate and would rate Nigel Wright, and in particular Michael Allport, as the most professional.


  • The support I received from Michael Allport at Nigel Wright was fantastic. Michael had great knowledge of the industry and was able to recognise my skills and experience and place them perfectly within Crabtree. I must also show my appreciation to Michael for his encouragement to pursue my studies and showing genuine interest in my personal development. The support I have received has been far beyond that which I had expected, and I must thank him for that. I was confident I was using the right guys from start to finish.


  • Helpful, detailed, subject focused, no odd questions asked, an overall professional approach.