Account Director Recruitment Agency – UK & Ireland

Specialist account director recruitment agency

Nigel Wright Group is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the North of England, with a portfolio of clients across the UK and Ireland. We combine discipline and sector expertise to offer bespoke recruitment solutions that are unique within the markets that we serve. Our consultants have access to strong talent networks and deliver market-leading standards of customer service.

Sales and account management is a core part of our multidiscipline proposition, and we have consultants in all of our offices dedicated to helping businesses identify and attract account director talent. As discipline specialists, they fully understand the project management, client relationship management, and business development skills required to succeed in these critical leadership roles.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our account director recruitment capabilities, please contact us directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. We bring several fantastic opportunities to the market each year. Prospective candidates seeking their next role can find the latest account director jobs on our vacancies page.


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Our track record in account director recruitment

We’re proud to support a variety of organisations in our core sectors. Our clients include start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies operating in the industrial, consumer, digital & tech, and services sectors. Our consultants are equally capable of recruiting in-house account director positions, as they are in helping marketing agencies, etc. bolster their management teams with account director talent.

We’ve placed successful candidates into account director roles at some of the following businesses:

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Clients praise our account director recruitment expertise

Service Excellence is one of our core values and we work hard to embed a service culture across our organisation. By gathering regular client and candidate feedback, we’re able to pinpoint what an excellent service looks like to our customers and then use that information to inform ongoing training and development opportunities for consultants working at all levels of our business.

This commitment to continuous improvement is a key reason why our Net Promoter Score (NPS) positions us amongst the best companies in the world and ahead of other account director recruitment agencies for customer satisfaction and loyalty. As you can see from the examples shared below, the type of feedback that we receive from our clients helps to reinforce the NPS data.

“During the recruitment process to hire a new account director, Nigel Wright Group’s consultant gave me some food for thought and altered my view of the type of person we needed for this position. It was a recruitment conversation unlike any other I’ve had before, and we’re so much better off for it. This is why Nigel Wright is such a great brand and thriving company.”
Managing Director, Cool Blue

“We had a good experience using Nigel Wright to help us recruit a new marketing manager and senior account director. The consultants are all extremely professional operators with an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of our organisation. They used this knowledge, as well as their strong networks, to find two candidates who are a great fit for our business.”
Senior Manager, eos

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“Nigel Wright Group has recruited several roles for Fox’s Biscuits over the years including a sales director, a marketing manager, a brand manager, a health & safety coordinator, and various account leadership positions based out of our Kirkham site. After picking up the brief, the consultants always provide a very fast, effective, and professional service.”
Senior HR Manager, Fox’s Biscuits

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“Every aspect of the service has been of the highest standard, from understanding our briefs to shortlisting candidates and managing offer negotiations. The Nigel Wright consultants are all helpful, professional, friendly, and efficient and always work closely with us to deal with issues. Thanks to them, we have recruited some highly skilled sales/account professionals.”
Managing Director, Nuby

“The Nigel Wright consultant provided me with some excellent candidates for the international customer development director role and made the recruitment process very efficient. They have been a pleasure to work with, and I have subsequently recommended them to other sales directors in my network who are currently seeking to hire new talent.”
Sales Director, Purity Soft Drinks

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“We engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a senior account director responsible for strategic key client management with a focus on improving digital performance. The consultant that led the search was brilliant to work with – always understanding and proactive, but never pushy. We’ve appointed an ideal candidate; I can't fault the service I received.”
Head of Client Services, Silverbean

Talent pool and employer brand solutions enhance our recruitment efforts

All types of businesses are experiencing skills gaps due to a multitude of converging factors such as an aging workforce and a lack of interest among younger workers in some career areas. As well as delivering traditional recruitment processes, we also offer talent pool solutions to clients seeking to overcome this challenge by building a database of highly skilled candidates to target for future roles.

We’re proud to play our part in building the workforce of the future. Promoting a client’s employer brand is a key aspect of this. Our internal marketing team provide several promotional services including producing candidate packs, microsites, and social and email marketing campaigns, all aimed at telling our clients’ stories, as well as advertising exciting new career opportunities.

International consumer industry executive search agency

One of our first-ever clients back in the late 1980s was Procter & Gamble. They became a springboard to launch our consumer industry executive search practice, which is now a prominent feature of our wider proposition. Today, we are widely regarded as Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm, with search teams of over 60 consultants based across our EMEA and North America network of offices. Please visit our Nigel Wright Consumer website to find out more.

Searching for an account director recruitment agency?

If you require the services of an account director recruitment specialist, please our marketing department with details of your search requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day. Candidates can find all of the latest part-time and full-time jobs on our vacancies page.

Main office of the North East’s leading and largest recruitment agency. We have dedicated consultants based in Newcastle and Teesside responsible for delivering account director recruitment projects.

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


Address: Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, United Kingdom

Specialist team responsible for delivering critical recruitment assignments across Yorkshire and the North West regions.

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 1111


Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


Address: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5TB, United Kingdom

The main UK office of Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm. We have specialist consultants delivering account director recruitment assignments in various consumer sectors.

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


Address: 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP, United Kingdom

Recruitment consultant jobs at Nigel Wright

We’re always keen to meet potential new colleagues interested in joining our growing business. We have various recruitment consultant, senior recruitment consultant, and managing consultant jobs available and would like to engage with people with prior recruitment experience, as well as those seeking to join the industry having previously worked in one of our core disciplines and/or sectors.

Company benefits

As well as fantastic career progression opportunities, our company benefits include a competitive salary and commission structure with uncapped monthly performance-related bonuses, a four-week paid sabbatical for every five years’ service, and flexible working options along with homeworking arrangements. You can view the latest Nigel Wright Group job openings on our careers page.