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Chris Kent

Associate Director – Executive Commercial Appointments

Senior and Director Commercial Appointments

Teesside Office
Tel: +44 1740 276 030
Mob: +44 784 336 7218

Chris leads the Nigel Wright B2B sales and marketing specialism from our Wynyard office in Teesside. He joined Nigel Wright in 2015 following 10 years in the industry, to be part of the new management team to set up the Nigel Wright Teesside office. Chris is a part of the Management Team of the Nigel Wright Northern Regional Business and has a personal focus on senior and director level commercial appointments for B2B clients. Chris predominantly provides retained searches for niche and sector specific appointments with regional, national and international remits. His expertise is in supporting CEOs, MDs and Sales / Commercial / Marketing Directors successfully grow their teams to drive profitable business growth and he has experience working with owner managed SMEs, privately owned national / global corporate groups and subsidiaries, listed companies and private equity backed organisations. The sectors that Chris works with include: • Oil and Gas • Defence and Aerospace • Engineering • Manufacturing • Chemical and Pharmaceutical • Construction • Transport / Logistics / Distribution • Packaging • Print and Direct Mail • IT / Technology • Public Sector – Commercial Strategic Environments The roles that Chris typically runs searches for include: • Managing Director / Business Unit Director / Commercial General Manager • Sales Director / Head of Sales • Commercial Director / Head of Commercial / Commercial Manager • Marketing Director / Head of Marketing • Account Director / Senior Account Manager • Head of Product Management / Product Manager • Sales Manager / Senior Business Development Manager • Bid / Proposal / Tender Management • Digital Director / Head of Digital / Digital Marketing Manager • Customer Service Director / Head of Customer Service

Good feedback before and after the interviews I had from Chris Kent and Sophie Blanch.

I have known Chris for a few years, and he has always understood what I was looking for. He is knowledgeable on the job market and the companies he recruits for.

Excellent communication and information provided about the role. Professional throughout. Have enjoyed working with you.

I can't thank the team enough for their support, preparation and follow-up. They've done such a great job keeping me in the loop of what's next and at the hold-ups, there was no lack of communication. They made me feel like they wanted me to succeed, so all in all it's been a great experience and I can highly recommend their service.

Chris took the time to understand our business and needs before looking for a suitable candidate. This resulted in us finding the right person first time.

Really professional, took the time to understand what I was looking for and matched me with some interesting opportunities.

My experience of Nigel Wright (exclusively being with Chris Kent) has been superb - I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris and Nigel Wright to employers and candidates alike. A truly professional service with the best interests of the employer and the candidates clearly evident. The best experience I have had to date with any recruitment agency and agent.

Excellent communication from Chris, who provided regular updates on potential opportunities

Chris has a professional, personal and pragmatic approach. He set realistic expectations with potential employers about my aspirations and focused on the most suitable opportunities and introductions.

Nigel Wright provided an outstanding candidate experience. Supportive, helpful and knowledgeable about the industry and the organisation's needs. They went the extra mile to make sure that as a candidate I could make the most of the opportunity.

I found the Nigel Wright process professional and appreciated the personal attention I received at every stage. Highly recommended.

Excellent communication throughout the process, from initial discussion through to final feedback. A thorough understanding of both the client and candidate requirements and in creating a working relationship between all three parties. Highest standard of quality service, client/candidate engagement and most important, applying a human touch during the entire process. A step above the rest and most respected in terms of business culture, philosophy and delivery of expectations.

Chris had provided fast and informative information on the position and fast feedback.

I found the service I received was utterly professional and highly sensitive and insightful, right the way from initial contact all the way through a long process.

Chris was excellent, incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the whole process - the company information pack he gave me prior to my interview was invaluable and definitely gave me the background I needed before stepping through the door for my interview.

I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience through the whole process with Chris Kent. He took the time to listen to me, understood my needs and which of his clients would and wouldn't be suitable. He arranged interviews very quickly too, I had complete confidence in him. Special mention also to Charlotte who I spoke to about a role. All in all, a first class service.

I find my Nigel Wright contact to be personable and professional. Fully understanding my needs and skillset so he can ensure a good fit for both me and the organisation.

Chris Kent was able to quickly make sense of my previous experience and, through great questioning, helped me identify the type of roles I am looking for. I am confident that the roles he identifies for me will be a close fit to my skills and my aspirations.

After meeting with Chris to discuss my career/role aspirations I believe that I have found a recruitment company who cares about their candidates and has their interests at the forefront of their minds. The initial meeting was conducted in a very professional manner and I received both feedback and a summary of actions taken on my behalf within 48 hours. I'm confident that Nigel Wright Recruitment will play a key role in finding my next job.

Nigel Wright continues to lead the way in an evolving industry.

Really happy, clear communication throughout and very quick responses. I felt the feedback and discussions at every stage were considered and professionally handled to a very high standard.

Throughout the recruitment process I have been extremely impressed with Chris. His communication with me has been excellent and consistent whilst providing a personable and professional service. I would not hesitate to recommend both Chris and Nigel Wright recruitment.

Focussed and personal service, providing a large amount of detail regarding the role and good feedback.

Chris Kent was fantastic at supporting my application, he was very attentive and gave clear direction about the role advertised.

The service provided was as expected. Accurate and timely information about the business and role and support was available before interview. Feedback post interview was quick and useful.

The service I've received from Chris Kent from Nigel Wright have been nothing short of amazing. I really felt like Chris had my best interests at heart, and like he was with me every step of the way.

Chris is extremely talented consultant, who took his time to understand my career search and provided a proactive service. Always professional, friendly who puts his clients first. Very efficient and prompt in following up. I would not hesitate in recommending Chris to any professional looking for his/ her next big career move.

Excellent professional service provided by Chris. I was kept updated and well informed throughout the entire recruitment process.

Chris Kent has been helpful, thoroughly professional and highly personable. He has listened extremely well to gauge my specific skills and needs and is taking action to help me find the best new situation possible.

The whole process was very thorough, and Chris at Nigel Wright did what he said they would do, every time. Really good candidate experience and hope to work with them in future.

I thought Chris was superb throughout the process: informed, assured and certainly reflecting positively of Nigel Wright and the client organisation. I would wish anyone representing my recruitment needs to operate so professionally.

Chris Kent and Sophie Blanch provided great communication both written and verbally throughout the process (which was very comprehensive and traditional), with guidance and support at each stage. Chris was very easy to access and always followed up, however late in the evening. I am grateful for the level of professionalism and being so personable.

I really appreciated the way I was treated by Nigel Wright. The candidate brief was extensive and well written (the best I have ever seen), the process was carefully explained, and I was kept informed throughout.

The service and support I received was great. Chris Kent communicated with me very well and always kept me updated.

Excellent communication and personal support from Chris Kent.

Excellent communications and meeting. Gained good insight into potential positions and the job market. Highly recommended.

Kept informed during the entire process which is quite unusual for any recruitment company that I have had dealings with.

This has been the best potential recruitment experience of my career. Chris Kent has been attentive and supportive at all stages of the process, demonstrating a clear understanding of not only my needs but my strengths with regard to the prospective employer. A strategic approach with excellent communication. Thank you kindly.

I found the Nigel Wright process professional and appreciated the personal attention I received at every stage. Highly recommended.