Adam’s portfolio consists of Market Leading Specialist couriers, innovative Temperature Controlled Packaging solutions and Major integrators providing a complete supply chain solution with clients across Europe, APAC and North America.

Adam's Bio

Adam joined Spencer Riley in 2017, initially recruiting in the logistics sector.

After building up his knowledge across the various niches of logistics (Haulage, Warehousing, 3PL and all modalities of Freight) Adam decided to specialise in the highly regulated area of Cold Chain & Life Sciences Logistics.

Adam’s portfolio consists of Market Leading Specialist couriers, innovative Temperature Controlled Packaging solutions and Major integrators providing a complete supply chain solution with clients across Europe, APAC and North America. With such a mixture of allied sub-sectors within cold chain, Adam is consistently engaging with a diverse range of Seniority levels and business functions within the cold chain space.

If you’re looking to explore your next opportunity or keen to attract the perfect candidate for your latest role you can reach out to me for a confidential discussion at or directly on +44 113 416 6846

  • Temperature Controlled Distribution
  • Pharma Logistics
  • Temperature Controlled Packaging
  • Specialist Courier
  • Time Critical Freight
When not at work

Adam enjoys going out to see live music and playing the guitar when he has the time.

What Our Clients Say About Adam

"Adam Dowson is great at what he does. He was extremely helpful in my career search post-MBA as we worked together to find an organization and role that best suited my career aspirations."

Alex Guyette

Alliance Management Director, Marken

"Adam has been an excellent ally in my search for the next career adventure. He was able to make the transition from a candidate to a new hire very smoothly and efficiently. I was always able to convey my expectations to him, knowing that he would relay them to a prospective employer. Thanks to Adam and his team, I'm now part of a new company where I would be able to grow and prosper." 

Muntasir Ahmed

Cold Chain Logistics CRM and Banking Specialist

“Adam was a key driver in the expansion of our global team and the development of a new unit to meet increased demands as a result of Covid-19. Over the last year, he has helped secure numerous candidates within Marken across areas such as global accounts through to operations. He continues to do so with high efficiency. There was a clear process laid out by Adam at the start which was concise and helped us secure the best international talent on the market. Collaborating with a specialist recruiter such as Spencer Riley in the Cold Chain industry meant Adam already understood the nuances of our niche sector and ultimately saved us time by utilising his existing knowledge of our company culture and the various allied markets.”

David Lee

Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Marken

Adam Dowson has completed a number of assignments for UPS resulting in key appointments that have added real commercial value to our team and had a great cultural fit. The first candidate Spencer Riley placed with UPS involved an international relocation and they managed the process very effectively, maintaining clear communication between the candidate and our business functions.

Trevor Sewell

European Director of Sales, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

We sat down with Adam asked a few questions about what it's like working at Spencer Riley.

Q: Why did you join Spencer Riley?

For the earning potential and to work in a fast paced, energetic environment.

Q: Tell us about your Spencer Riley career so far?

I started at Spencer Riley in 2017 as an Executive Search Consultant. I developed a market in the logistics sector and was quickly promoted to Senior, and earlier this year (2022) I was promoted to Principal search consultant and started to develop my own team.

I developed a niche subsector within the logistics industry and had great success in winning key clients and increasing the demand and workload of Spencer Riley, as a whole.

Q: What is most rewarding about your role?

Doing a good job for our clients. There are thousands of recruitment companies across the UK, but clients are always impressed by our level of service and the efficiency we manage to identify, introduce, and secure a new employee for them. We hold ourselves to high standards and it’s reflected in the service we offer and the kind words clients say about working with us.

Q: What skills, from your previous roles, helped with your transition to recruitment?

I had previously worked in sales and was familiar with the highs and lows it can bring. A strong work ethic and focus to improve each day is key to success.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wanted a role in recruitment?

Manage your time and work output as if it were your own business. There are numerous companies working within this space and to succeed you need to ensure you are the best. A strong work ethic is key and being open to new methodologies and improving each day.

Q: And finally, tell us about your future with Spencer Riley?

I have recently developed a team in a niche of the logistics industry – the plan is to expand that further as we gain more clients in this space and building business units for the allied industries that work alongside our clients, ensuring we have a pool of candidates and clients ready to fulfil any potential vacancy.

A man in an open plan office working at his laptop

Bespoke Services

As well as the core sectors to which we recruit Spencer Riley has a proven track record for helping businesses in a wide variety sectors and getting the results required.

Our meticulous and pro-active approach means we are ideally placed to take on assignments in markets that sit outside of our core business areas. We are also well placed to help with a host of Private Equity Services, Outplacement Services as well with Mergers & Acquisitions

For more information and to discuss your unique situation then please get in touch.

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