CFO & Finance Director Recruitment – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist finance director and CFO executive search firm

Nigel Wright Group recruits finance director and chief financial officer (CFO) roles for a broad range of organisations operating in the consumer, industrial, digital & tech, business & professional services and public & third sectors. With over 35 years’ experience hiring finance leaders for clients across the UK, we boast a strong network of executive talent alongside a reputation for service quality.

We have specialist finance director and CFO search consultants based in NewcastleTeessideLeedsManchester and London. Many of them are qualified accountants who worked in senior finance roles before joining the recruitment industry. They combine discipline know-how with sector expertise to ensure only the best and most appropriate candidates are presented to our clients.

To discuss a financial controller, head of finance, finance director or chief financial officer executive search mandate, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective candidates interested in exploring their next career opportunity are encouraged to send us their CVs in advance of a confidential conversation.


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Our track record as a finance director and CFO recruitment agency

Larger and with bigger networks than a boutique CFO search firm, but smaller and more agile than a global CFO executive recruiter, we’re able to support businesses of all sizes and in multiple locations with critical executive search assignments. Our client portfolio consists of start-ups, SMEs and multinational blue chips, as well as private equity firms and public and third-sector organisations supporting regional economies.

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Executive search for CFOs and finance directors requires high standards of customer service

As a leading specialist CFO recruitment firm, our clients expect a superior standard of customer service. Service Excellence is, after all, one of our core values and we embed this in our culture by regularly surveying our clients and using their feedback to inform ongoing training and development for our people. Our annual Net Promoter Score (NPS) highlights the success of these efforts.

“From the time I started at Authentix, we’ve used recruiters from around the world. Nigel Wright Group is hands down the best firm we have ever engaged with. Their consultant’s service during the finance director search was outstanding and the people they identified for the opportunity were all top-level. We filled the position within three weeks of interviewing candidates.” — CFO, Authentix

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“Nigel Wright Group was recommended to me as the best recruiter for executive-level roles. The strength of that recommendation and their extensive regional networks were why we chose to partner with them. They helped us shape the CFO brief and shortlisted people from the North East and Yorkshire. We were delighted to attract such a high-calibre individual.” — CEO, Beyond Housing

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“The chief financial officer plays a key role in our business and introducing an interim CFO allowed for short-term continuity, while Nigel Wright Group sourced candidates for the permanent position. I was impressed by the seamless execution of the search process, from the brief through to the accepted offer. Everything was delivered efficiently and with great communication.” — CEO, Plxsur

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International consumer 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 executive 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.

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Searching for a CFO or finance director recruitment agency?

To recruit a CFO or find out more about our CFO/finance director executive search services, please contact our marketing team via the details below. Prospective finance director or CFO candidates can find all the latest full-time and part-time FD/chief financial officer jobs on our vacancies page.

Email: If you are seeking to hire any staff on a temporary or permanent basis we will respond the same working day.

Nigel Wright Group is one of the leading finance executive search firms operating in the North of England. We have consultants based at all of our regional offices dedicated to delivering permanent and interim finance director and chief financial officer recruitment assignments.

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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

Executive finance recruitment agency operating in the Teesside area. Our Teesside team work closely with colleagues in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester to deliver finance executive recruitment projects across the North of England.

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


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

Executive search for finance director and CFO talent across Yorkshire and the North West. We have teams based in Leeds and Manchester delivering finance director and chief financial officer search mandates for clients in our core sectors.

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 1111


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

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD

London Consumer Industry Practice

Executive search for CFO talent in the consumer industry. The UK office of Europe's number one consumer industry executive finance search firm.

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


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