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Drinks Industry Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Group

Leading specialist food and drink recruitment agency

Nigel Wright Group is Europe’s number one FMCG recruitment and executive search firm, with food and beverage industry recruitment forming a core part of our wider proposition. We combine sector and discipline expertise, covering all C-suite functions alongside management-level roles within sales, marketing & product development, finance, HR, IT, engineering & manufacturing and supply chain.

For over 35 years, we have supported a variety of companies in the UK drinks industry with critical talent acquisition projects. From our headquarters in Newcastle, we have expanded across the UK with teams now based in Teesside, Leeds, Manchester and London providing bespoke recruitment services to businesses in every region. Our clients range from start-ups to FTSE and AIM-listed firms.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our capabilities as a food and beverage recruitment agency, please contact one of our recruitment consultants directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Candidates can view all of the latest drinks industry jobs on our vacancies page. We also encourage job seekers to follow us on social media.

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Our track record in drinks industry recruitment

Since the late 1980s, we have supported companies in the tea, coffee, dairy, beers, and wines & spirits sectors, as well as those involved in making carbonates, bottled water, and sports & energy drinks. Our client portfolio also consists of private equity firms other organisations operating in the drinks sector. We enjoy long-term partnerships with our clients, which include the following brands:

Clients praise our beverage industry recruitment expertise

One of our core values is Service Excellence and we work hard to embed this in our culture through using customer feedback to inform training and development opportunities for consultants at all levels of our business. We’re proud to confirm that our annual  Net Promoter Score (NPS)  positions us ahead of other food and beverage executive recruiters for customer service satisfaction.

The feedback that we receive from clients helps to reinforce the data:

“Our consultant was great to work with during this process and found us an outstanding candidate for the senior channel marketing manager role. The individual that we hired has so far had an exceptional impact on our business. Because of our experience on this occasion, we will certainly choose to work with Nigel Wright again. Highly recommended. ” — Chief Executive, Café Nero

“We work exclusively with Nigel Wright Group at an international level. Their specialist consultants have successfully completed several assignments for us in the UK, USA and Europe, working closely with us to secure top talent for various senior sales, marketing, and general leadership roles. I have never experienced a better-quality international search process.” — HR Director, Duvel Moortgat

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“Nigel Wright is an extremely reliable and cost-effective search firm. Their consultants always present us with strong profiles and are very customer-oriented and flexible throughout the recruitment process. This has been evident on several searches across Europe, where they have helped us to secure candidates for sales, marketing, and operations roles.” — Head of Talent Acquisition, PepsiCo

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“We selected Nigel Wright because of its drinks sector expertise. The consultant took the time to get to know our business and used their industry knowledge to deliver a successful process. They kept us informed of developments, provided weekly update reports, and managed our expectations in an open and transparent way. We’re delighted with the result.” — Director, Silent Pool Distillers

“Xīn and Voltaire had an urgent requirement for a sales director who would drive the on-trade growth of our business. Nigel Wright’s consultant was accommodating right from the start. The whole process was completed within three weeks, and we’re delighted with the appointment we’ve made. Engaging Nigel Wright has been one of the best decisions I’ve made so far.” — CEO & Founder, Xīn and Voltaire

Searching for food and beverage manufacturing recruiters?

To find out more about our food and beverage executive search capabilities please contact a member of our team via the details below. Candidates can find all the latest full-time and part-time beverage jobs on our vacancies page. Food manufacturers seeking information about our food industry expertise should contact one of our food recruiters directly.

Email: [email protected] with details of your recruitment requirements 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

London Consumer Industry Practice

Food and drink manufacturing executive search specialists based in London. 

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582

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

Leeds & North West Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 1111

Address: 7 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HD, United Kingdom

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015

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

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