The drinks industry faces unique challenges today, including evolving consumer preferences, sustainability concerns, and intense competition. In the face of supply restrictions, implementing efficient cost management strategies without compromising on product excellence becomes crucial for drinks businesses seeking to adapt and thrive in this ever-changing and dynamic sector. 

To succeed, companies need leaders who can drive brand innovation, digitisation, and sustainability, whilst staying ahead of market trends. Our Consultants have a comprehensive understanding of this category and the ability to identify candidates with a strong track record in product development and brand management for growing challenger brands through to established global players.

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Nigel Wright Group were great to work with and found us the most outstanding candidate for our Senior Marketing Manage role. Our chosen candidate has had an exceptional impact on our business and we will certainly chose Nigel Wright as search partner for us again.
Will Stratton-Morris , Chief Executive Officer at Café Nero

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While many search firms have strengths in one or two disciplines, Nigel Wright offered expertise across multiple professional areas, helping us to secure sales, marketing, finance, HR, and supply chain talent. We filled all the roles within three months, which is rare given the volume and cross-functionality of the available positions. I genuinely believe partnering with one search firm and having them manage the whole project has helped us achieve this and it is an aspect of the search process which has exceeded my expectations. 
Richard Baragwanath - Managing Director GB&I, Capri Sun UK Limited

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We found the process really smooth and is probably the best level of engagement and communication I have experienced in recruitment. Getting a full understanding of our requirements and supplying a credible view of the current market, then tailoring the feedback sessions accordingly, was very effective. The progress update on the longlist also helped me keep context on the process and your honest feedback as to candidate fit helped hugely in establishing confidence in your shortlist selections. This drove a high degree of trust.
Robin Petley, European Finance Director at Finlay Beverages

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I just want to say a big thank you for supporting me to find these 2 fantastic candidates. Looking forward to working more with you in the future.
Brigitte Keatings, Associate Director at Ringtons

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Having worked with Nigel Wright Group over several years across most functions, we have always received a good service overall. 
Andrea Taylor, Head of People & Experience at Fentimans

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We had an urgent requirement for a Sales Director. The ideal candidate needed significant experience within the alcoholic drinks industry and proven success in winning new customers. Nigel Wright Group was accommodating right from the start. Nothing was considered impossible, and they were very keen and eager to take on the challenge. One week after starting the process, they had presented a shortlist of strong candidates for the role. We’re delighted with the appointment we’ve made. Engaging Nigel Wright Group for this appointment has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Grace Ubawuchi, CEO & Founder at Xīn and Voltaire

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I provided Nigel Wright Group’s consultant with what I believed, was an impossible list of attributes. They included finding someone with experience of scaling up a distillery, who could operate effectively within our agile entrepreneurial culture. My expectation was that we’d attract candidates with some, but not all these traits. The successful candidate is the perfect fit for 58 Gin, and I expect will be a real asset to our business. I’m delighted with the result and look forward to working with Nigel Wright Group again in the future.
Carmen Dunphy, Managing Director at 58 Gin

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