Chief Executive Officer Recruitment – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist CEO executive recruitment firm

Nigel Wright Group is a specialist chief executive officer (CEO) recruitment agency with operations across the UK and overseas. We partner with a broad range of private and public sector organisations and enjoy access to strong senior management and board-level talent networks. Our consultants offer advice and guidance that adds significant value to the executive search process.

Hiring a new CEO is a critical and pivotal undertaking for any organisation, and selecting the right CEO is instrumental in driving innovation, fostering a positive work environment, and ensuring long-term sustainability and growth. A well-executed CEO hiring process ensures that a business secures a leader with the necessary skills, vision, and values to guide the organisation toward its goals.

To discuss hiring a CEO for your company or get advice about any aspects of the CEO succession planning process, please contact us directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. If you are a prospective CEO candidate seeking your next career move, please send us a copy of your CV in advance of a confidential conversation.


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Our track record as a CEO recruitment firm

As a specialist CEO search firm, we’re proud to help organisations of all sizes recruit CEO talent. Our client portfolio consists of start-ups, SMEs, and multinational businesses operating in the consumer, industrial, tech, and services sectors. We also partner with a variety of charities, housing associations, health and education providers, and local and central government departments.

We've hired CEOs/Managing Directors for some of the following organisations:

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Clients praise our chief executive recruitment capabilities

Fulfilling chief executive search mandates requires delivering consistently high standards of customer service. Service Excellence is one of our core values and by gathering regular feedback from customers, we’re able to pinpoint what ‘excellent service’ looks like to them and use that information to inform ongoing training and development initiatives for consultants in our business.

This commitment to continuous improvement is a key reason why our annual Net Promoter Score (NPS), the internationally recognised metric for determining levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, positions us amongst the best companies worldwide and head of other recruiters for CEO positions when it comes to overall service quality. The feedback that we receive reinforces the data:

“We engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a new CEO with international experience for Cav Ice Protection, a high-technology precision engineering business in our investment portfolio. The consultant was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the search and managed the process (both our side and the client side) really well.”
Portfolio Director, Baird Capital Partners

“Thanks to a thorough recruitment process from Nigel Wright Group, we are very happy to have a new CEO who will lead and strengthen our segment towards end consumers. With a solid background from our product categories and a long experience in leadership and strategy work, we believe that they will raise the bar and take Casall to new heights.”
Owner & Founder, Casall Sport

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“Mutares has enjoyed a productive relationship with Nigel Wright going back several years. They have recruited most of our French portfolio company CEOs, as well as senior HR and operations leaders. The consultants work closely with us and consistently provide a quality service: respecting deadlines, finding great candidates, and being customer-oriented.”
Managing Director, Mutares

“The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre required an interim chief executive to guide the organisation through a period of change and transformation. Nigel Wright’s consultant was very supportive during the process. They took the time to get to know our needs and sought candidates that were a good fit for us.”
Deputy Chief Executive, Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

International CEO executive search firm

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 teams of over 60 consultants based across our EMEA and North America network of offices delivering global executive search assignments. Visit Nigel Wright Consumer.

Searching for a CEO recruitment company?

If you require the services of a specialist chief executive recruitment agency, please contact a member of our team with details of your CEO search requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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

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

London Consumer Industry Practice

The UK head office of our consumer industry practice. Hiring CEOs, MDs, and other general leadership positions alongside C-level sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing, HR, IT, and finance roles.

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


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