Embracing the changes shaping our industry.

FREIGHT AND COMMODITY TALENT (FACT) is a talent solutions company that endeavours to match the most capable maritime and commodity professionals to firms that seek dynamic, driven and exceptional mavens.

Intentionally Unique. We believe in building long-term relationships with clients and candidates, embracing the changes that will shape the shipping and commodity industry.

The FACT team are FROM THE MARKET and have worked in the commodity trading markets; we understand the business and the talent you need to source. We specialise in commercial shipping and commodity roles in Europe, USA and UAE.

We provide executive retained search for C-suite roles as well as broking and trading positions and have an extensive database of candidates.

We can assist with any requirement from single hires to complex moves for complete teams and are market leaders in desk formation.

Working with FACT gives you confidence that you have a talent solutions company that you can trust, offering a high quality of service, with complete confidentiality.

We are FREIGHT AND COMMODITY TALENT, run by industry professionals.

Rely on our reputation, innovation and expertise.

“I have known Zoe for a number of years, especially in her broking career, and know this gives her unparalleled market experience for the recruitment space. She has broking experience in a number of freight and commodity markets, setting her apart from your usual recruiter. This has meant that Zoe has managed to find us top candidates for London and Singapore based roles. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone in the market and any company looking for staffing opportunities.”

— John Banaszkiewicz, FIS

The FACT Team

A passionate, driven team with direct experience of working within the industry.


Having worked in the shipping industry for over 12 years, Zoe Upson has experience as both Broker and Desk Head.

Zoe set up her own company FACT TALENT which is hugely successful in sourcing shipping and commodity talent. Zoe has a deep understanding of the markets and how to match the best suited candidates to the right roles.

Dedicated to promoting gender equality, Zoe is the founder of WOMEN TOGETHER; a group run specifically to support women in the shipping and commodities space.

Recognising that the industry had a problem attracting new talent, Zoe founded FACT ACADEMY; a division of FACT which is dedicated to sourcing junior talent. FACT ACADEMY sources a diverse and strong selection of entry level/graduates.

The shipping market is making an effort to go green. FACT is the first recruiter in the space to have greenified and are proud to be a net zero recruiter.

Zoe, who is listed as the TOP 100 Women in Shipping, combines a busy family life whilst running FACT. Innovative and driven, she proactively strives to find solutions to shipping problems.

Zoe Upson


+44 (0) 7872 517 511

Kasey Camp


Kasey Camp is Head of Talent (back office and middle office), specialising in recruiting for back office roles such as Operations, HR, accounting, and compliance.

Kasey’s experience in the recruitment industry includes working in shipping and commodities as well as in property finance.

She has also been a key events planner for Women Together; a group which is run specifically to support women in the shipping and commodities space.

Kasey Camp

Head of Talent

+44 (0) 7475 653 764

Join our team

Help us build the future of shipping and commodities.

FACT have created a unique environment for recruiters who want something better from our sector. We are not your average cut-throat, cowboy recruitment agency, and our approach pays off in performance.

We achieve great things whilst taking a much more relaxed attitude than you’ll find elsewhere in UK recruitment. By joining our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Paid travel, team nights out and luxury holidays for high performers.
  • A more rewarding commission structure than most UK firms can offer.
  • Market-leading innovation.
  • Opportunity to build your business within FACT and develop your niche.
  • You’ll be sourcing talent for some of the world’s leading shipping and commodity company’s– while getting the support and mentorship you need to push your own career forward.

For more information and to apply, please get in touch using our Contact Page.