Crimson Case Studies

Crimson Becomes Preferred IT Recruitment Agency for UK Postal & Logistics Firm

Whistl IT Recruitment Agency

The Customer

Whistl, known previously as TNT Post UK, holds the position of the UK’s second-largest postal entity.

Offering a diverse array of mail, parcel, and door-drop media solutions, Whistl processes 26% of the UK’s mail volume, which amounts to nearly four billion items annually.

The Challenge

Since beginning its collaboration with Whistl, Crimson has been instrumental in supporting the company’s recruitment needs.

Starting with the recruitment of a Technical Business Analyst, the scope quickly expanded to include positions such as a graduate software engineer, ProIV developer, and Test Analysts.

Whistl’s entrepreneurial spirit and rapid growth over recent years meant that the demand for skilled IT professionals was high. The company sought assistance in filling various essential roles to keep pace with its developmental strides.

The Strategy

Crimson deployed a dedicated team to work closely with Whistl’s Head of Change & Programme Management, focusing on the acquisition of both long-term permanent staff and short-term contract professionals to meet urgent project demands.

The roles required specific skill sets, making the recruitment process challenging. However, through a comprehensive 360-degree search strategy, leveraging both Crimson’s extensive network and unique recruitment methodologies, the team managed to identify and attract the right talent for Whistl.


The collaboration between Whistl and Crimson has led to the successful placement of several key IT positions, significantly contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of Whistl’s IT operations.

As a result of these successful placements and the value they have brought to the company, Crimson has been appointed as the preferred recruitment agency for Whistl’s IT department, cementing a valuable partnership.

“Crimson found some excellent staff to support our growing team and I had no hesitation in recommending the company to Andrew when he too was looking to grow his team.”

Matt Carr, Application Development Manager