Director Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Specialist director and executive director recruitment agency

Nigel Wright Group is an executive search specialist with operations in key locations across the UK and overseas. As well as being Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm, we also partner with a wide range of organisations operating in the industrial, services, tech, and public & third sectors. Clients and candidates value our strong networks and high standards of customer service.

Alongside hiring MDs and other general senior leadership positions, we recruit all director and C-suite roles within the sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing, HR, IT, and finance professions. Each of our consultants is a discipline expert with a focus on a particular sector – a combination that gives them a unique advantage in the markets that they serve.

To discuss a director executive search assignment and find out more about how we can help you build leadership team capability, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below. If you’re currently searching for director or executive director jobs, we’d be happy to have a confidential conversation with you about our current job opportunities.


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Our track record for the recruitment of director and executive director talent

We’ve partnered with a variety of different enterprises in our core sectors over the last 30+ years. Our client portfolio today consists of start-ups, SMEs, and FTSE and AIM-listed companies, as well as charities, housing associations, health and education providers, and local and central government departments. Some of our domestic and international clients include the following organisations:

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Clients praise our executive recruitment capabilities

As a leading specialist director and executive director search firm, our clients expect a superior standard of customer service. To ensure that we meet their high expectations, we regularly survey our customers and use their feedback to pinpoint what excellent service looks like to them. This information is then used to inform ongoing training and development opportunities for our teams.

In addition to gathering feedback, we also ask our clients to rate our service using the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system. We’re proud to say that our annual NPS positions us amongst the best companies in the world, and ahead of other director level recruitment agencies for customer satisfaction. The type of feedback that we get from our clients helps to reinforce the data:

“The operations director position at our Cumbria factory was a very important role to fill. Our recruiter was extremely personable and quickly understood our requirements. They provided an excellent information pack too and were professional in selling the job and the company. This service exceeded my expectations, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Nigel Wright again.” — VP, ACCO Brands

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“Nigel Wright was recommended to me as the best recruiter for director-level appointments. The strength of that recommendation, together with Nigel Wright’s extensive regional networks, is why we chose to partner with them on this assignment. Our shortlist included people from the North East and Yorkshire, and we were delighted to hire a high-calibre individual.” — CEO, Beyond Housing

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“McBride has used Nigel Wright Group to recruit several high-calibre candidates into senior-level roles over the last few years including a group quality director and a UK sales director. The service provided by the consultants is excellent. They are all knowledgeable and efficient operators, who constantly exceed our expectations to ensure our business needs are met.” — HR Manager, McBride

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“We had extensive contact with our consultant during the product management director search and found them to be an excellent set of ears, enabling them to gain a clear picture of the role and deliver the best candidates. They offered consultative advice throughout, going above and beyond what we expected from the recruitment process. Highly recommended. ” — CMO, Cooke Optics

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International director recruitment agency for the consumer industry

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

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Searching for director level recruitment agencies?

We are the leading and largest executive director recruitment agency in the North East of England. If you’re currently recruiting a director or would like to find out more about our senior management and director-level recruitment services, please contact a member of our team with details of your recruitment requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day. 

We are the leading and largest executive director recruitment agency in the North East of England.

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


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

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


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

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 director-level talent in the consumer industry.

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


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