Executive Search Firm UK & Ireland – Nigel Wright Group 

Values-driven executive search services for UK firms

We’re an executive search firm united by shared values. Our internal hiring process is underpinned by assessing values-alignment. And once people join our business, we continue to reinforce these principles in everything we do. Living our values leads to enhanced results and is a key reason why our people as much as our sector and discipline expertise make us unique in the markets we serve.

Founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in the late 1980s, Nigel Wright has since experienced consistent growth expanding across the North East and into Yorkshire, the North West and the South of England, as well as establishing ourselves as Europe’s number one consumer industry search firm. Clients and candidates benefit from our strong networks and market-leading standards of customer service.

Our consultants enjoy long-term relationships with organisations operating in the consumer, industrial, tech, professional services, financial services, and public & third sectors. We hire all C-suite roles as well as senior-level positions across the sales, marketing, supply chain, HR, IT and finance professions. To discuss your hiring needs, please contact our marketing department directly.


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Our track record as a UK executive search company

During the last four decades, we have played an instrumental role in building the senior leadership teams at a variety of organisations in our core sectors. In many ways, we are a team of management consultants working for an executive search firm, whereby we offer advice and guidance in areas such as leadership development, which add significant value to a typical search process. Some of our UK clients include: 

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An executive search consultancy that cares about quality of service

As stated above, service excellence is one of our core values and is embedded in our business through ongoing training and development for our consultants, regardless of how experienced they are. Using customer feedback to inform learning opportunities is how we continuously improve our service standards and a key reason behind our market-leading Net Promotor Score (NPS). The feedback we receive from clients helps to reinforce our reputation as executive headhunters that care about quality of service:

“Nigel Wright were great to work with and found us the most outstanding candidate for our Senior Marketing Manager role. Our chosen candidate has had an exceptional impact on our business and we will certainly choose Nigel Wright as a search partner again.” — Chief Executive Officer – Café Nero

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“We had extensive contact with our consultant during this 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 too, going above and beyond what we expected from the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Nigel Wright for executive search.” — CMO, Cooke Optics

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“We chose Nigel Wright due to their impressive regional networks, national search capability and the consultative and transparent process they outlined. We were very pleased with the service delivery – our consultant did exactly what they said they would, communicating with us regularly throughout each stage of the process to ensure we got the right result.” — Executive Director, Gentoo

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“This was the first time we have worked with Nigel Wright, and I have to say I’m very impressed by the seamless execution of the process, from the brief right through to the accepted offer. The CFO is a key role in our business, and we were satisfied with the quality of the shortlisted candidates. Everything was delivered efficiently and with great communication along the way.” — CEO, Plxsur

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“I’ve worked with Nigel Wright on several senior executive appointments at IHC over the years and enjoyed a lot of success. The consultants take the time to understand our business and its needs, as well as get to know the people in our organisation. This means they always know, exactly, the required personalities of the individuals we want to employ here.” — HR Director, Royal IHC

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International consumer executive search agency

One of our first-ever clients back in the late 1980s was Procter & Gamble. They became a springboard to launch our global executive search practice in the consumer industry, 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 a team of over 60 consultants based across our EMEA and North America network of offices. Please visit our Nigel Wright Consumer website to find out more.

Searching for executive search specialists?

Please contact a member of our team with details of your search requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Headquarters

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com

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

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 (0)113 524 1111

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com

Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com

Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com

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

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com

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

Executive search consultant jobs

Our executive search team is expanding, and we're constantly on the lookout for potential new consultants to join our business across the UK. We are interested in connecting with individuals who have experience in executive search and also welcome those who have previously worked in our core disciplines and/or sectors and are looking for opportunities to join the search industry.

We offer a range of attractive benefits including a competitive base salary and commission structure. Additionally, we provide a four-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service, as well as flexible working options and home working arrangements. To explore the latest job opportunities at Nigel Wright, please visit our vacancies page. Enhance your job search by submitting your CV to us.