Chemicals Recruitment – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Specialist chemicals recruitment agency and executive search firm

Nigel Wright Group has been delivering chemical industry recruitment services across the North of England for over 35 years. We have a proven track record of hiring top talent for a broad range of businesses operating in the UK sector. Our specialist consultants combine industry expertise, strong networks, and high standards of customer service to offer a unique proposition in our core markets.

Chemicals executive search and all levels recruitment services

Alongside CEOs, MDs, and other general leadership positions, we recruit key roles at all levels of the sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing, HR, IT, finance & accounting, and business support professions. This includes individual permanent, contract, and interim talent acquisition assignments, as well as helping clients with talent mapping projects.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our chemical company recruitment capabilities, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our support team. Prospective candidates can find all of the latest chemicals industry jobs on our vacancies page and are encouraged to send us a copy of their CVs for review.


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Our track record in chemicals recruitment

As a specialist recruitment agency for the chemical industry, we work chemical manufacturers of all sizes. Our client portfolio consists of businesses involved in the production of commodity and bulk chemicals, speciality chemicals, polymers, and consumer chemicals. We also partner with companies selling equipment, raw materials, and services in the chemical industry. Our talent partners include:

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Clients praise our chemical recruitment expertise

“Going back several years now, Nigel Wright Group has helped us to identify talent for key roles in our UK business. I’ve always found the consultants to be both professional and discrete. This feature of the service has undoubtedly created a high level of trust within our organisation and is the reason why our relationship with Nigel Wright has lasted so long.” — Regional Financial Controller, AkzoNobel

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“The consultant did an excellent job in helping us to secure a new Global Market Manager. The process was managed effectively from A-Z, and we’re delighted with the result. We have used Nigel Wright Group to recruit other roles (Market Segment Manager, Brand Manager) and have always been happy with the high-quality service we received.” — Global Head of Human Resources, Bayer

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“Nigel Wright Group helped me recruit two internal and one external Account Management positions. I received a great deal of personal care from their consultant, who fully engaged with us and made every effort to understand our business, the markets we operate in and the roles and types of candidates we were looking for in each of these areas.” — General Manager, Brenntag

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“We used Nigel Wright Group to help us recruit a Mechanical Project Engineer position. This was a key role for CF Fertilisers, providing engineering services support across our business. The consultant who led the search demonstrated the necessary tenacity to succeed and ultimately sourced some top-quality candidates. It was a very positive experience, overall.” — HR Business Partner, CF Fertilisers

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“Calysta engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a UK Finance & Accounting Manager, based at our Wilton facility. We received a great service from the consultants who led the search. After the initial research phase, we selected three strong candidates for the final interview stage. In the end, we hired an individual with previous chemical industry experience.” — Director of Finance, Calysta

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“Green Lithium Refining used Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a Mechanical Project Engineer. This person would take ownership and responsibility for all mechanical project engineering input to support our refinery construction project in the North East. The consultant who led the recruitment process was professional, informed and friendly.” — People & Talent Manager, Green Lithium Refining

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“Lianhetech needed a new Human Resources Manager. This was a senior management position reporting directly to the HR executive director of the business. We received an excellent overall service from Nigel Wright’s consultant. They delivered some great candidates that met our needs and therefore took the pain out of the recruiting process.” — Finance Director, Lianhetech Europe

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“Nigel Wright Group has been a loyal recruitment partner to Nova Pangaea. Their consultants are committed to understanding the needs of the business, our values, and what makes us unique. They offer us an outstanding calibre of interim candidates during periods of change. We cannot recommend their services enough.” — Talent Acquisition Manager, Nova Pangaea Technologies

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“Sulzer Chemtech used Nigel Wright Group to recruit Financial Controller and Management Accountant positions. The latter was a key senior appointment reporting directly into our international Group Finance Director. The service we received from the two Nigel Wright consultants who managed these recruitment processes was fantastic.” — HR Manager, Sulzer Chemtech

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“We’ve hired people within engineering, HR, and finance including an Engineering Manager, a Continuous Improvement Manager, and a Maintenance Manager. The Nigel Wright consultants have taken the time to understand our business and the challenges we have, ensuring that we are only presented with candidates that fit our brief. It’s a great overall service. ” — HR Manager, Thomas Swan

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Searching for a chemicals recruitment agency or executive search firm?

If you require the services of a specialist recruitment agency for the chemical industry, please contact our marketing department with details of your search requirements via the email address below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Headquarters

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 (0)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

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


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